The blog I never wanted to post

It’s official. My mother has Alzheimer’s. We’ve suspected it for months … maybe even years. It started as little things. Things she said or did … something not quite right; occasional at first, but growing in frequency. Now we know, but knowing … [Read more...]

Meditations from a Claw-Foot Tub

While recently searching on-line for a cabin to rent for a writing sabbatical, I happened upon one that looked like just what the doctor ordered. The photos whetted my appetite: small, tucked between towering mountains within earshot of a rushing … [Read more...]

“Up Until Now”—A Lesson I Learned from my Cousin

Most children have a naturally indomitable spirit. They truly believe they can be anybody or anything by just saying it. An astronaut? You bet! A doctor? Where’s my stethoscope? President of the United States? Piece of cake! But what do I do after … [Read more...]

Birthing a Novel

A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it to be God. ~ Sidney Sheldon I like Mr. Sheldon’s statement, but please believe me; I’m NOT comparing myself to God. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It’s the whole idea of … [Read more...]

An End and a Beginning

I finished writing my latest novel. I should be excited, elated, feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment, any number of triumphant feelings should be coursing through my veins, and they are. But there’s this other feeling, too…the one that … [Read more...]