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February 21, 2018

I’ve long since given up on New Year’s resolutions. Sure, I’d love to lose seven pounds, but I don’t need a resolution to do this. However, I’ve reached the age when I’d like to simplify my life and discard what I no longer use or need. While I’m far from a hoarder, I...

February 5, 2018

Aside from entering the Witness Protection Program, one rarely gets the opportunity to change

her identity. But that’s what I agreed to do regarding a 2- book contract for my new mystery series starring Carrie Singleton, Clover Ridge Library’s new head of programs and e...

November 18, 2015

1. I have a positive outlook. I must have, because that’s what everyone tells me. Of course my outlook is probably influenced by the fact that my doctor expects me to make a full recovery. The fact is, I simply do what I’m told to do.

2. Many people love and care about...

April 30, 2013

My life changed dramatically this past year. My husband came down with aspirated pneumonia

in March of 2012. Despite doctor visits and medication, his condition didn’t improve. I brought

him to the hospital Saturday morning of Memorial Day. Bernie never came home.

For sev...

August 29, 2012

I drove my husband to the hospital Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend. He’d been suffering from pneumonia for nearly two months, and his coughing sounded horrendous. Good thing I brought him in. The following day he had surgery to drain the infectious matter from...

June 2, 2011

That’s what I ask myself as I stare at the mountain of books on my desk. Before they topple down, I arrange them in piles on the floor, then wonder why I bothered to move them. Back they go on my desk. Bookcases, you’d think. We’ve plenty of bookcases in the house, but...

May 24, 2011

Last month, my red tom, Sammy, took off for parts unknown. He was sniffing around the garage–a favorite activity–when my husband opened the garage door to enter the house. Out flew Sammy! I wasn’t too concerned. Though he’s an indoor cat, Sammy has escaped from time to...

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