Word Ghosts from the Past

Have you ever uttered a phrase that you know came from your past, but you’re not sure where or why? “Pet the cat nicely.” I’m petting the cat, but why would I say that to myself? Did I say that to my children when they were little, or did someone say it to me when … Read more

My Kingdom for an Easy-Opening Container

This is a rant about packaging, you know, the easy-opening aspirin bottle—just line up the arrows and press down, or the twist off cap that needs a thin knife to get under the plastic that encloses the lid. I understand the need for Fort Knox wrappings. Yes, there were nasty, evil people who used to … Read more

Spring “Sob” Cleaning

I’m a pack rat. I have plastic containers full of items—some tiny, some even broken—that I keep for nostalgic reasons. But spring is here and that means I really need to do some cleaning. I have clothes in my closet I haven’t been able to fit into for decades, but there they are, taking up … Read more

New Year’s List Anyone?

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, except in my mind. If they stay there, nobody needs to know if I accomplish them or not. I do make a New Year’s list. It’s shorter, broader, and serves as a reminder, more than an action plan. So here it is: 1. Try writing humor. Just once. No … Read more

Valentines Day Blog Hop

I’m participating in a blog hop today featuring authors from around the globe who write historical books. The hop begins at 9am Pacific Time and ends Monday at 2am. Please be sure to comment at the end of the post so you can be entered in a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card. Each … Read more