Around the House a Union of Opposites Work

Around the House a Union of Opposites Work

I am the type of person who closes a safety pin before tossing in a drawer; my husband is not. In his defense, he’s a leftie, so he fumbles with the thin metal clasp and, well, safety pins are somewhat passe. I am a former 4-H seamstress, as well as the oldest...
Life as a Miracle: The Last-Minute Cruise

Life as a Miracle: The Last-Minute Cruise

It was a last-minute cruise to the Holy Land, among other stops in the Mediterranean. My husband and I typically took one grand trip a year. Travel is our thing. But in 2010, we were stumped. Then an overlarge picture-postcard came in the mail. It proclaimed the...
How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

So you’ve become an author, have you? Published by a small press, or else a large one with no publicist, so that the onus of selling your book falls upon you? Welcome to life as an author, 2012. Because I’m an extrovert, marketing via public appearances...
900 words that didn’t make the Novel

900 words that didn’t make the Novel

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html “Are you really slack-jawed over a mailman?” a gentle voice behind her said. Startled, Amy whipped her body around, causing vertigo. Amy looked at the gentle speaker, clothed in a luxurious robe and...
Facebook Stalkers, Voyeurs, Fans, and Friends

Facebook Stalkers, Voyeurs, Fans, and Friends

Life as a Miracle – I have many blog posts under that umbrella. I plan to anthologize the numerous tales – all true – in a book. Will you buy it?   You don’t have to be an Einstein to note this juxtaposition of beliefs, this duality of...