A Day to Give Thanks

It is the quiet before the storm. The turkey is prepped, the pies are made, the table isn’t even close to being set, but I still have time to enjoy my tea. I am blessed. I don’t limited the counting of blessings to a single day. I know how fortunate I am....

On The Cusp of 2016

2016 Today Today marks the end of an incredible year.  I celebrated a marriage, the addition of two new members to the family, a couple of awards, signed with an agent, and published a short story and several articles. I’m a little sad to see it go....

Independence Day

  Today is a national holiday, born of thirteen American Colonies proclaiming themselves as a new nation. Today, when we celebrate as one, it is easy to forget that land comprising our nation once belonged to other countries. Important shipping routes have always...

Freezing in Florida

I know this post isn’t going to generate a whole lot of sympathy. I’m okay with that.  What I’m not okay with is record low temperatures. This is, after all, the Florida Keys– where ice is destined for drinks and salt rims glasses not dusts the...

Shampoo and Sarcasm

I’m not big on resolutions, mostly because my resolve flags by mid-January. As a writer, it’s easy to overdo resolutions. Word count should be higher, distractions should be lower, pajamas should only be used for sleeping. Blah, blah, blah. This year, I...