Don’t hate me. I don’t like playing Monopoly.

My sisters and I grew up playing board games-Clue, Battleship, Guess Who?, Operation, and Candyland. We worked puzzles. Did crafts. Huge readers. But I never liked Monopoly. It took FOREVER to play. And I never won. I guess the odds and the rules of real estate were against me. We also played cards-Go Fish, Crazy…

Bookish Questions too

I’ve been thinking about “book related” questions and have a few to ask you. Free Books: Free Books abound right now, many produced by new-to-me authors as giveaways for contests. I admit I have discovered new authors this way and have been enticed by their storytelling craft to buy other of their books. That’s not…

What Makes You Happy?

What makes me happy? A weekend of reading. Good books. Comfy couch. Great snack (Cheetos) and drink (Diet Dr. Pepper). I dive into my favorite mysteries, thrillers, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, WW2 fiction, and biographies. Pure nirvana. Recently, an author friend asked on Facebook if we thought our reading choices had changed over time. Before…

Thoughts From the Road

Handsome and I have found places and things that intrigued us when we travel to Colorado.

Fill your Well

It’s been said when a writer can’t find the words, they should go out into the world and fill the well. By immersing ourselves in the world outside of our intimate writing space, neurons deep inside the brain that forgot how to be creative are turned on and send out wonderful, happy signals. This well-filling…

Gorgeous New England

We got back late on October 11 from a 7 day trip to Maine followed by 3 days in New Hampshire. Our last trip was in 2018. We’ve been fortunate to make almost twenty trips to New England starting with my first year as an elementary school principal. I lived in Massachusetts when I was…

Clean-up and the “H” Word

You may be wondering how clean-up, especially doggie poo clean-up, is inspirational? It’s a stretch. LOL. Hang on, and let’s think a bit. Recently, I participated in a Zoom chat with friends. The topic segued into a discussion on I “hate” projects. The “H” word was used multiple times, and my thinking turned to—I don’t…