Elections

Elections

Recently we had a recall election for the governor. Regardless of how one voted, the average person I talk to doesn’t have much faith in the elections. Personally, I feel we should have stuck with just yes or no on the governor, and if he was ousted, let the Lt....
Author-in-Waiting

Author-in-Waiting

I have been fortunate indeed to find a wonderful agent to handle my manuscripts through the years. She has been my agent and friend for over 12 years. Recently she had the misfortune to break her hip and ended up in the hospital and then rehab. Something traumatic...
Looking Back to the Past

Looking Back to the Past

All of us have incidents and people in our past that come to the fore once in a while. For some reason a memory surfaced of someone I met while I was dating my husband, Frank. Phil came to the singles group with a friend he’d gone to school with and he was very nice....
Taking a Road Trip

Taking a Road Trip

My girlfriend Liz lost her dear husband Mike in March of this year and we planned to take a trip of some kind to get her out of the house. When some planned group trips fell through due to COVID, I suggested a road trip, which is what she and Mike used to do a lot of....
Shiny Pennies

Shiny Pennies

I may have written before about these, but it still touches me to find a shiny penny in a parking lot, a field, walking down an alley, or any other unusual place. Years ago, I read an article by a young woman who missed her grandmother. The grandmother gave her shiny...
Losing the Pounds

Losing the Pounds

Four years ago, I joined a weight loss group called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) with a friend. Having gone up and down over that time, I have succeeded in losing 16 pounds. My current goal is only 4 pounds away (to make KOPS- Keep Off Pounds Sensibly). Those 4...
A Musical Detour

A Musical Detour

My main publisher is not doing fiction anymore and thus ends our association, since fiction is what I write. Two proposals are out with other publishers, but we’ll see what happens with them. With 14 books written, I’m sure I can retire and feel good about the legacy...
Slippery Throw Rugs

Slippery Throw Rugs

Upon reaching the ripe old age of 83, friends and family urge me constantly to be cautious. I cannot afford to break a bone or do myself another injury! However, little throw rugs seem to lie in wait for me to tread so they can slip merrily out from under me! I’ve...
Being a Patriot

Being a Patriot

We just celebrated our Independence Day and how we love the fireworks, BBQ’s, getting together with family. Flags fly in yards across the country. While there is an element that would nullify our patriotic fervor, I thought about the men who founded our country on...
Domestic Pets

Domestic Pets

Most people in residential areas have cats, dogs, or birds. My son has a dog, a rabbit, and now, what he calls a miniature pig! In reading an article in National Geographic, it is clear that there are no permanently miniature pigs! They are little and cute, but can...