A Garnet Cross

A Garnet Cross

Years ago, on my 30th birthday, my grandmother presented me with a beautiful old cross made up of Bohemian garnets. Garnet is my birthstone. It was 150 years old according to the date on the back of the cross. I kept it in a safety deposit box as one jeweler told me...
A Tall Tale

A Tall Tale

Tomorrow I fly out to Asheville, North Carolina to attend another Road Scholar seminar. The topic is: The Women of Appalachia; Traditions, Stories, and Song. We will study the history of women in Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the early Scottish settlers. Centuries...
A Lonely Bird

A Lonely Bird

My husband loved birds. As a boy he raised a young red-tailed hawk as a pet. Its name was Beaky. Frank then graduated to pigeons and raised them at different times of his life. When we married and moved to Northern California he acquired a starting flock and then...
The Spiritual Life Book Club

The Spiritual Life Book Club

When my husband and I returned to San Diego in 1997, I was invited to join a friend’s book club. The ladies were delightful and it was always fun to get together every month and catch up on what was happening in our families, and who had taken the latest trip. When...
New Poetry and a Musical

New Poetry and a Musical

Had fun revising my poetry book, “Wings of the Wind” with White Glove Publishing through my agent, Joyce Hart.  Took out some of the poems and added others that had been written more recently.  The company that published the book before with all my friend Dixie...
A May Appointment

A May Appointment

As I near the birthday that marks my 80th year, I can reflect back on the ways God has worked in my life. How could I imagine that I would still have the pleasure of writing books in my senior years?  As I’ve shared with others, the Mary book, about the mother of...