The High Cost of Carmel

The High Cost of Carmel

“Yikes!” my husband called from his home office. Though his room was merely ten feet from mine, I seldom heard him shout. He didn’t mutter at his emails and yell at his printer like I occasionally did. He’s a civilized and self-contained model citizen of the computer...
Writing Stresses, Messes, and Successes

Writing Stresses, Messes, and Successes

IWSG was created by Alex J Cavanaugh — because Alex understands we need a safe place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger. IWSG’s Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG. This is a Blog Hop! Go forth and...
Storytelling Makes Hearts Beat as One

Storytelling Makes Hearts Beat as One

A human heart is so much more than an organ. No one says they left their pancreas in San Francisco or that two kidneys beat as one. Folks do say that two people can be joined at the hip… But I digress. Most people ascribe to the axiom that two hearts can beat as...
Storytelling Makes Hearts Beat as One

Coffee Table Books

A coffee table book. Thick and chunky statements of varying topic, color, and worth. Do you have one… or two or three in a stack? Or are your books carefully clustered as art on floor-to-ceiling shelves? It seems to be the great home decor debate now that our...
The Boost of a Booster

The Boost of a Booster

YES! I received my second vaccine shot on March, feeling that I was free from fear of Covid-19 because I was double-vaxxed. Safe and able to move about my community. BUT my condition was only semi-freedom because not every California inhabitant had been vaccinated....
A Personal Elevator Pitch

A Personal Elevator Pitch

This month’s optional question: What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb? Hmm… I swerved a bit as my thoughts composed my blog post, to the business of writing a blurb for me! “I am a walking exclamation point, eager...