Beautiful places to describe

And Then She Spurted a Second Novel…

So…there’s the first draft of this second novel I finished…while trying to live down some adventures this summer. A little retrospective!


Ten Things of Thankful – Before the Voyage

So many things to be thankful for, including road trips, novel writing and a whole slew of other incredible things…

meditation retreat

The Meditation Retreat

Going on a meditation retreat presents many opportunities to learn about yourself: through the practice of silence, meditation, vegetarianism, and through nature. Through long sessions of meditation, the insights I’ve gained have changed me forever.

meditative retreat

Going on a Retreat and a Writing Update

A meditation retreat and making progress on the book. Life is good…but not having access to technology? Now wait just a minute…


Working at the Office

It’s the end of the school year and after a week of cleaning, moving furniture and cabinets to store everything for the summer, a CPR class, and starting the process of aggregating data, I am enjoying the “slow down” from the frenetic pace of the year. Now that the pace has slowed down a bit, … Read more

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A Little Side Project

I’d started off strong with blogging in April and through a chunk of May, but I “slacked off.” Well, there are several reasons for this. The Work Situation First, is the day job. Last March (2015) when I started this job, I had “two years” to start an after school program, grow it to 50 … Read more

walking around the lake

37 + TTOT

Another year around the sun and I’m thankful for friendships, blue moons, walks in nature and so many things…

energy fields

Shielding Yourself

A friendĀ (Hi, Melanie!) and I were talking the other day, and we happened upon the subject of stress. We all have it, we all experience it, and today’s modern world seems to ooze with it. I asked her if she ever “shielded” herself. When she asked what that was, I got the idea that I … Read more

The sun will shine through life's trials

After the Storm: A Poem

A poem about life’s storms…and the sunshine that follows.

10,000 steps to complete the journey

How to Keep Pressing On When You’re So Tired

When life’s challenges get you down, there’s something you need to realize. And it will keep you going.

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