Off The Grid

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Because I’m not a cold weather fan, I spend most of the winter season holed up indoors yearning for fresh air and sunshine. It’s the warmer temperatures of spring that finally lure me beyond the four walls. Outside, my senses work overtime to absorb the springtime emergence as the forests come alive,…

More Than A Number

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Several months ago I shared the story of a family whose lives were changed forever by one man’s choice to drive under the influence of alcohol. For the second part of this series I recounted my voluntary visit to the courthouse in support of my colleague as he spoke at a…

A Toast ‘Em Pastries Flashback

February 21, 2017 “Hey, stay here and get the lunch meat. I’m gonna grab some chicken,” I said to my youngest then turned to walk away. “Do they have good chicken here?” she asked. Her question stopped me in my tracks. “I don’t know. If they don’t, I won’t get any.” Leaving her at the…

Seeing More than Skeins of Yarn

  January 17, 2017 Most people will never personally know this man or his work. A behind-the-scenes kind of guy (and yet somewhat of a low key Michigan and Internet phenomenon) he is not one to let neither his age nor his health keep him down or hold him back.1 In fact, in spite of…

Abba’s Promise – Launch Week

It’s T minus a little less than 48 hours for the official release of CrossRiver’s newest anthology—Abba’s Promise—and I am thrilled to be one of the contributors. When I wrote my story, A Journey Through the Maze, I had no idea the new twists and turns life would take our family. Shortly after I submitted my…

A Spotlight on Other Blogs

From time to time on this site I would like to shine the spotlight on a few fellow bloggers.  Today I would like to showcase three who are new to the world of blogging. The first blog I want to introduce to you is Inspired Glass.  The focus of this site is the written and…

Stopping Time

Years ago I thought time passed slowly, too slowly some days.  When the girls entered our world I wanted time to move slower so they could stay young for as long as possible.  Well, I felt that way until they hit the terrible two’s, and then I thought that stage of life couldn’t end fast…