And Now This Message

I posted these words on Facebook earlier today. I encourage anyone not interested in climate change to stop reading and continue about your day . . . for as many days as you have left. (Yes, that's a joke.) Cool. If you are still reading, thanks. I especially want to thank my international blog followers. Though you… Continue reading And Now This Message

La La Land of Musicals

Happy New Year, everyone! Twenty-seventeen is certainly off to an interesting start. Given the unpalatable political climate hogging the airwaves and social media, I thought I would write about something positive and cheerful. As it happens, I've been on a musical kick the past few months. Actually, I've always enjoyed musicals from West Side Story (1961, have also seen the Broadway stage… Continue reading La La Land of Musicals

I Did Not Vote For . . .

. . . Hillary because she is a woman. . . . Hillary because her last name is Clinton. . . . Hillary because she is a Democrat. I voted for Hillary Clinton because she was the best candidate – in my opinion, I feel compelled to stress even though this is my blog and… Continue reading I Did Not Vote For . . .


We're five days away from Christmas, and I want to share with you one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. It's a 2002 Hallmark Production entitled SILENT NIGHT, starring Linda Hamilton. The movie is based on a true story, set on Christmas Eve in 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. Hamilton plays a German… Continue reading SILENT NIGHT

If only . . .

Love at First Sight was the second post I wrote. It told the true tale of a young man enamored of a pretty grocery store clerk in the market where I frequently shop. Recently, the lovely and talented Caitriona Balfe shared a link with us from The Philosophers' Mail entitled On the madness and charm of… Continue reading If only . . .

Word on the Lake

Word on the Lake is an annual writer's festival held in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. This past weekend was their 11th celebration with a spectacular line up of Canadian authors, including Carmen Aguirre, Gail Anderson-Dargatz (@AndersonDargatz), Ann Eriksson (@Ann_Eriksson), David Essig, Gary Geddes (@gedworks), C.C. Humphreys (@HumphreysCC), Shelagh Jamieson, Ursula Maxwell-Lewis (@YouTravel), Carolyn Swayze, and Howard White (@HowardWhite). Oh,… Continue reading Word on the Lake

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is May 11 – Mother's Day in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States. [If I forgot your country, please drop a comment in the box and let me know!] To state the obvious, today's post is dedicated to all the Mothers in the world out there – Outlander fan or… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

Love at first sight

I want to share my observations on inspiration this morning. It’s a word that occupies my mind quite often because I am always in search of it. What writer isn’t? Inspiration comes from inside though generally stems from an outside stimulus - a glance, a full-on look, a snippet of conversation, a smell, a color,… Continue reading Love at first sight

Welcome to the #twitterdome

Four words I have typed many times to new members since joining the #twitter universe myself two months ago. Like 95% of my followers, I joined #twitter for one person – Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG): Author of the extraordinary Outlander and Lord John series of novels and novellas. Now, I could and will spend countless hours… Continue reading Welcome to the #twitterdome