What do you do with disappointments?

Disappointments. Pesky little things that can derail a person’s well-planned life, and yet with the right perspective that sometimes only time and distance can give, a failure can, in fact, morph into valuable insight. There are a number of sayings that cover the subject of this message. The most recognizable is probably that “every dark…

Enjoy the Now

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on June 5. As a part of that celebration, I’ve been preparing a power point presentation for the small party and looking back over 50 years of pictures and memories. It’s been fun even though the work has taken me away from my…

Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.

Goodbye 2020

I guess about now I’m getting a lot of “Amens” and “Thank Heavens” out there to my title. While I”m sure we can look back and find some good things–I published my 8th romantic suspense book, we have stayed healthy, and have family and friends near–even still this year has been one of loss, sorrow,…

“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

Many years ago, I worked as an archivist for the Newspaper Association of America. Basically, it’s the national association for all newspaper publishers/owners. One of the great things about working at NAA’s library was the fabulous special collection of original newspapers and other documents that dated back to the 18th century and were once personally…

Finding Inspiration

Last Friday I went out for my second daily walk in the neighborhood. The first one took place after lunch rather than around 7:30 am. We had a fall storm blow through with high winds, humongous lightning, much needed rain, and a major drop in temps that morning. All welcome. I was struck with how…

Stop wishing your life away.

Our lives have become a constant loop of how much we want our normal back, how desperate we are to have “this insanity” behind us so we can get back to the way things were. We don’t want to ever look back at the horrors of 2020. Right? People are tired of COVID’s effect on…

The Last Days of Summer

I’m sure some of you and/or your kids have already returned to school in whatever fashion that takes this fall. I’m sending positive thoughts of safety, energy, and joy to you as you take on this mammoth and vital task of education. In today’s environment, I’m grateful to no longer work on the front lines….