I survived a week of Snowmaggedon... Published two books... Completed five years as a contributing author for Story Empire... Read sixty-five books... and published one hundred thirty-four blog posts. Connected with old friends and made new ones along the way. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year. See you in 2022!
Does the title of this post sound familiar? Those of you who remember the Mamas and Papas song, “California Dreaming” will recognize it as part of the lyrics. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in America. In many ways, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. Not just for the turkey and dressing (or stuffing depending on... Continue Reading →
Veterans Day first came about on November 11, 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to Americans expressing what he felt the day meant. Originally known as Armistice Day, it coincided with the first anniversary of the ending of World War I. It has since become a time in which we honor all United... Continue Reading →
The "official" day was yesterday, but this is a Monday holiday here in America. Whether you're attending a parade, having a barbecue, going to a fireworks show, or just staying home, I hope you enjoy the day. After a long hiatus, Mystery Monday will return next week (and it's related to July 4.) I'll be... Continue Reading →
It's been a rough year with unprecedented happenings. Maybe this Christmas season will be different for you. (I know it is for me.) Many of us won't be celebrating with family. Some have had to cancel travel plans. Others haven't seen members of your extended family in months. But as we pause to reflect on... Continue Reading →
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 →