Monthly Archives: May 2011
One of my favorite stories that my Dad used to tell is about the day that he was weed-whacking the long grass in between the cottage and the lake, and uncovered a snake. My Dad looked a lot like Clark … Continue reading
I love dill pickles. My husband loves dill pickles. My son loves dill pickles. Naturally I was quite excited by the prospect of making my own. Since I had never planted a large garden before I had never before grown my own cucumbers. As I was preparing for the garden of 2010, drawing out my plans, all I really had to go by was the number of seeds per package and the space I had allotted for each vegetable. I decided to start with ten pickling cucumber vines and maybe twenty slicing cucumber plants. I thought that should be adequate for one family.
Yes, you can laugh at me. Continue reading
Hello! I have a few mildly interesting things to report. First of all, my new novel, title still undecided, is written, start to finish, in rough draft form. Yay! This story is not related to Empyrean. It’s a new setting, new characters, new ideas.
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Definition: A commonplace or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were novel or momentous. Author Commentary: <throat clear> Uh, every blog that I write? Struggling to think of something that people who don’t know me might be interested … Continue reading
Gripping from start to finish, Outlander is the deeply romantic and highly adventurous tale of Claire Beauchamp, an English woman who travels back in time to the Scottish Highlands of 1773. Claire, a veteran nurse from WWII, quickly establishes a … Continue reading
Ride the Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson is one of my all time favorite novels, and one of the few that I’ve read five or more times. The story is a fictional embellishment of true historical events in early … Continue reading
A rope is tied to each hand,
Making you helpless,
Subject to all that they can take.
Pulling and tugging
Back and forth,
Forth and back.
Your head spins. Continue reading
Perhaps the night after the infamous Scout Hike, or perhaps just another time when the boy scouts were visiting the cottage, Tom decided to sleep by himself in his pup tent. It was an old canvas version, no fancy mesh … Continue reading
Before us kids were born Mom had many adventures of her own. She is a strong, independent woman who at one time could out-run, out-eat, and as it happened, out-fish the boys. Not because she worked at it, she was … Continue reading