Best wishes for a joyful Holiday Season. I'll be offline next week and will return in January.
Hey everyone. Hope this first Monday of September finds you well. Most of us in America are enjoying a three-day weekend, thanks to the Labor Day Holiday. What began during America's industrial age as a way to celebrate labor has turned into the unofficial end of summer. We'll move into autumn in a few weeks... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone. Just a short post today in remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country. And since pictures tell a thousand words, I'll leave you with a few.
Confession. After ten days of vacation, waking up to an alarm and going to work was hard. With the September days growing shorter, the sun hasn't risen before I leave the house. I made my usual stop at our local What-a-Burger for a sausage-egg biscuit and the largest iced tea they sell (need to tank... Continue Reading →
Today is a holiday in the United States. Many people think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer. Schools are out (or will soon be) for the year. People begin to think of backyard barbeques and picnics or trips to the lake. For many, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend. But that’s... Continue Reading →
Today in America is a national holiday, Martin Luther King Day. Sadly, I remember the day this civil rights leader was gunned down by an assassin in April, 1968. I was too young at the time to know about the importance of his work, but when I heard the news flash on TV, I knew... Continue Reading →
After taking two days off from my day job last week, I had a five day weekend with the Labor Day holiday. And can I say those five days went by incredibly fast? Somehow, in my busyness to finish Unknown Reasons as well as formatting another book, I lost track of the fact we had... Continue Reading →
Today in the United States, we celebrate Memorial Day. It's sort of the unofficial start of summer. Kids get out of school, families begin taking vacations, and many people will flock to the lakes for boating, skiing, and cookouts. But this is not a holiday to be taken lightly. It began as Decoration Day back... Continue Reading →
I’ve been a music lover for as long as I can remember. While I like complete silence during the writing process, music often motivates me to write. One singer who has inspired several of my stories is the late John Denver. In 1975, John did a Christmas special called A Rocky Mountain Christmas. He sang... Continue Reading →
In most parts of the United States, trees have already lost their leaves. However, where I live we often see the peak of fall colors in November. Daylight Saving Time ends and nights come early. But what else can we learn about our eleventh month? November, the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar, gets... Continue Reading →