Sharing a shared vacation

Over the years, one branch of my family has gotten together in different parts of the country. Each year one person takes a turn to pick a spot and organize the event.  I cannot make it every year. Sometimes the event is large, sometimes not. The venue is always different: Colorado, Wyoming, Tennessee and this […]

Green recalls a memory of white

I remember in elementary school hearing about the first painting of a woman in a white dress on a white background. It was, my teacher, claimed, against the rules of art. I remember seeing the painting very clearly in my memory. Google, inquiries with friends, and art literature references have let me down. I cannot […]

What is in a name?

I am currently working on Faster, and I hope to have out this winter. I have checked some boxes already: cover art, title, the outline of the story. I know how it starts, how it ends, and have a pretty good idea what happens in the middle. I have yet to write a single word. […]

Review: Bumfuzzle – Just out looking for pirates

Bumfuzzle – Just out looking for Pirates by Patrick Schulte My rating: 3 of 5 stars sigh I guess I liked the epilog the best. I cannot tell you how lucky these two were on the ocean. I was surprised to learn they didn’t like the compass on deck, good thing the computer didn’t crash. […]

Seriously, go have some fun

Whatever kind of fun you like to have, my bet is that you are not having enough of it. Me, I like to sail. If I could, I would give up life on land and head out to sea. Every time I go out to sea, I feel better. A lot better, not just better […]

Review: The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was a train wreck. The kind that you can’t put down or look away from. This is a great book to read if you having nothing to do, like sleeping or eating. If you have to leave your house or go […]

Give up Multitasking

I read an interesting article from a blog called Personal Growth, 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful. Number 8, Give up Multitasking, really hit home. All 13 were great, but 8, struck a cord. It opened with this quote: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones […]