I have been working through a well-known writing book called, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Mass. His writing exercise was too hard for me. Three favorite books of all time? That’s an impossible task! I have too many favorite books to choose only three. I tried my best and came up with the three […]
Category: Personal Essay
My Favorite Books of 2020
I really didn’t get to read as much as I thought I would this year. With the pandemic, I started off in the Spring tearing into my TBR pile, consuming books right and left. That’s how I managed to get through the entire Outlander Series by May, while still managing to read the selections for […]
Thanksgiving comes around every year and I look forward to celebrating with my family and friends. Of course, this year was so different for everyone. The last few years have been years of great change for my husband and I. We retired and moved last year. We went on our first overseas trip to Ireland […]
Yesterday was the 18th Anniversary of my Mom’s Death
Yesterday was the eighteenth anniversary of my mother’s death.
I remember where I was and what I was doing when the first plane hit the Twin Towers on 9/11. I’m sure that everyone does. I was at my daughter’s school, running the big Fall fundraiser – magazine subscriptions. It was a crazy, busy time with all my fellow PTA women talking at once. We […]
I wrote this during Hurricane Florence and after it had hit our state, that time was such a rollercoaster of emotions. I watched hours and hours of footage of Hurricane Florence and it’s effects on the coastline and inland areas of North Carolina – my home. North Carolina is not just my home now, but […]
Father’s Day 2018 – What my Dad Gave me…
As we head into Fathers Day, even though I miss my Dad as much or more than I ever had, I know I’ll always have my memories with him. He had a wonderful life, at least I think so. I loved my childhood. It was not the most lavish life and there were struggles, but […]
Easter is My Spring Forward Renewal Day
In the search for one’s dreams, there are many paths that you can take. Some people forge right into them from birth. It seems like they start to conquer their hopes and dreams from the minute theyleave the womb. Others stumble around their entire lives and never really find what they are looking for. Hopefully […]
Life Changes for Everyone . . .
As we experience life it changes constantly for each of us and in the process we are changed by it. Recently when I attended the visitation to honor a friend’s father who had recently passed away, I was thrown back into memories of my own father’s visitation and funeral. There were so many memories – […]
Best Books I Read in 2017 & Books I Can’t Wait to Read in 2018!
The following are some of the best books I read in 2017. They are from different genres and authors. They are by no means a complete list. The books that I have on my list for 2018 are also a small faction of the ones I want to read. But what I want to read […]