The Suburbs

An army of lawnmowers Trim grass to perfect lengths Same time every Saturday Don’t be late Or the neighbors will wonder why you’re Out synch with the rest of us Our kids play just within our grasps Don’t stray too far The only safety lies within the bounds Of our streets where all the houses … Continue reading The Suburbs

Magic Hour: Book Review and a Tribute to my Mother

Description: Deep in the Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly one million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. Even in this modern age, much of it remains undiscovered and uncharted. From the heart of this old forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she can give no clue as to her identity, … Continue reading Magic Hour: Book Review and a Tribute to my Mother

A Peach of a Pair: Book Review

A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin Summary: Boykin writes "the kind of book that makes you want to lock the door, turn off the phone and read every page straight through to the end." The Huffington Post March, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia … Continue reading A Peach of a Pair: Book Review

What I’ve Been Doing

I haven't been around this blog much for a really long time, and unfortunately, it wasn't because I was so wrapped up in writing that I scarcely had time to breathe. Sadly, I didn't do much writing at all. Last year was a really tough year. I lost both my parents to Covid back in … Continue reading What I’ve Been Doing

Picture Perfect : A Christmas Short Story

The doorbell rang at the worst possible time. The kids were having their usual dinner time meltdown, the casserole was burning in the oven, and Mark still wasn’t home from work. With everything Ellen had to do to get ready for tomorrow, she really needed Mark’s help tonight. She yanked open the oven and pulled … Continue reading Picture Perfect : A Christmas Short Story