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People Are Essentially Good: The Brief Story of a Temporarily Lost Dog Named Orphan Wells

Normally, my blog is all about books and writing. But today I'm going to take a little detour from that theme and tell a brief, true and heartwarming story about a lost dog we named Orphan Wells...

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May Book Wrap-Up: It’s Not Raining on My Parade!

Despite what felt like an inordinate amount of rain this May, I refused to be kept indoors!

Spooky Story Podcasts to Get Ready for Halloween

I love reading. But I'm a busy gal. I likely won't be able to work my way through Stephen King's expansive horror collection before Halloween. What is a girl to do then? Lightbulb! Podcasts!

Sunday Story Time: Starting a New Chapter of Life in Middle School

I wore a red shirt, khaki shorts and hoop earrings, tame for a girl who went through an extended suspenders phase and coveted her best friend's red, ruffled Spanish dancing dress. But this was 7th grade and I wanted to fit in...

Independence Day Parade Brings Out My Competitive Side

It's time for the yearly 4th of July parade in my neighborhood, which means fire trucks, food and costume contests that I must win...

Saturday Story Time: How To Be Outsmarted by a Dog

It's Saturday, so I thought I'd have a little fun storytelling time. As a writer and an author (The Travelers), I tell stories. That's basically the essence of a writer. I thought it would be fun to write down some of my oft told stories. When I think about this story, it feel a little like a fable in that there is a moral embedded in here somewhere. So I'm going to write it that way. Once upon a time....

Thursday Thoughts: A Day in My Life as a Mother, Writer, Wife, Editor, Resistor and Human Being in One Paragraph (With Pictures!)

Wake up to my dog taking a running leap off the bed while barking so loudly it makes the windows rattle and all because a squirrel scurried across the roof. Reluctantly get up and throw on a t-shirt and sweat pants...

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