The Publishing Market

The Publishing Market

When back in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania visiting my agent, Joyce Hart, we took a trip to my publisher, Whitaker House, about 15 miles away. Christine Whitaker was gracious to spend almost two and a half hours, not only with a tour of the facility to meet staff, but a...
Lost Friendships

Lost Friendships

A group of us were sharing at our Bible study about losing friendships. People that were in our lives for a period of time just seem to move on. Sometimes they enrich our lives and sometimes they leave tears behind. When one is divorced, couples that you knew don’t...
Seaport Village

Seaport Village

For many years there is an area of San Diego that has charmed residents and visitors alike. Located by the bay, it has ponds for ducks, a boardwalk to enjoy the water and the sailboats, dozens of quaint little shops to poke in, some excellent restaurants, a...
Political Neglect

Political Neglect

Looking at scenes of the streets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, even our San Diego beach neighborhood, I am appalled at the thousands of homeless tents, and people. There are needles and feces on the streets. In our own Ocean Beach community, they urinate on the...
The Widow’s Club

The Widow’s Club

Several gals in my church are widows. We are past the age where we want to participate in any on line dating. We are basically comfortable where we are, enjoying friendships, children, and grandchildren. On Monday nights we get together and watch a movie and eat...
Friending on Facebook

Friending on Facebook

While I am pleased with the picture taken a couple of years ago by a professional photographer for my website, perhaps it makes me appear younger than I am. I did ask him not to touch it up. Living to a ripe old age seems to run with the women in my family. My father...
Seeing the World Again

Seeing the World Again

Last fall I had laser surgery on my left eye to remove a cataract and it required a month of assorted drops afterward. My vision in that eye was restored to 20/20 and there was the joy of seeing things almost clearly again. In January I had the other eye done and have...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Yesterday I went with my friend Vicki to Fort Rosecrans Military Cemetery to honor our fallen servicemen. An older lady wept in front of a plaque, others knelt in front of tombstones. The Boy Scouts placed small American flags at each grave, and some family members...
Dieting Yo Yo

Dieting Yo Yo

Two years ago I joined a weight loss group called TOPS, and acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. When you reach your desired weight (set by your doctor or health person) you become a KOPS. Someone who has been able to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. Weight has been a yo...
The Great Train Ride

The Great Train Ride

For my annual visit to my daughter’s in Florida, I decided this year to forgo the plane and take a cross-country train trip. My route was LA to Chicago, Chicago to Washington, DC (visit with grandson Austin and a trip to the Museum of the Bible – very worthwhile!) and...