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Book Launch Joy

The folks who know me best know I have a love of books.  One that has me counting my books as some of my most prized possessions.  I have my favorites that I’ve had for many years, and I have books whose release dates are circled on my calendar.  I have books on my Kindle… Continue reading Book Launch Joy

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the pen

If I could give you anything, anything at all, it would be a pen. One you wouldn't lose, no matter how hard you seemingly tried to do so. I would give you a pen which wrote in any color you imagined at the moment. With this pen, with any words you put down on paper,… Continue reading the pen

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One Thousand

About a week ago, I happened to notice my blog post count.  It's not something I've watched since around number 500 or so.  So imagine my surprise when I saw the number and then counted on my fingers to discover that I would hit Post 1000 tonight. This is post 1000. I'm smiling at the… Continue reading One Thousand

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Behind the Blog…..and What Comes Next

So, today, this happened. Yep.  Seven boxes of peaches. Peaches to share and peaches to prepare.  Peaches, peaches everywhere. It's what my people do.  Since I was little and we all sat around the table together with bowls and paring knives and more bowls, I have been a part of putting up peaches in the… Continue reading Behind the Blog…..and What Comes Next

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On Kicking Rocks and Using My Words

When I was younger and I took my little brother on walks down our dirt road and then down the paved road and back, we came across rocks in our path.  Sometimes we picked them up for his rock collection.  Other times I would kick the rock.  I liked to watch it skitter across the… Continue reading On Kicking Rocks and Using My Words

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Because She Told Me To

One of my dear friends decided to "be Mama" last night and told me to go write. I laughed as I replied, "You know, she's the one who originally told me to do this. And that's a story in itself." So here it is. Daddy shared a story with me over twelve years ago. I was struggling… Continue reading Because She Told Me To