Ready, get set, STOP WRITING! No, seriously. If you want to write well, check out this must read by short story novelist and reading enthusiast Kayla Ann. Published and well on her way to holding a Masters in English/Creative writing, she gets the impulse to forge on. What serious writer doesn't? The MUSE is demanding… Continue reading Writing Tip: STOP Writing
David Austin Lady of Shalott rose. I love, love, love it! Do you want to bloom? Reach your peak? Do you want passersby to stop and admire those showy blooms and drink in that intoxicating fragrance? It all begins with proper care and feeding. That’s right. Authors are like rose bushes, roots dug deep into… Continue reading Care and Feeding of Roses: Not Your Everyday Garden Guide
First, dear readers, thank you for being my friends. I love the follows, the posts, the connections being created by blogging on WordPress, engaging on Facebook and Twitter. Diving into Instagram and now LinkedIn is providing an even greater social circle. (Something I often lacked as a homeschooling mom whose husband’s career required our family… Continue reading Friends: There’s no LIVING without them!
Depending on your age, station in life, and where you live, a snowy day means different things. FUN times--and not a care in the world! As a kid, seeing those fat fluffy flakes falling to earth means snow angels, snow balls, snowmen. For some it could be a sled, a toboggan, skiing. Possibly, a day… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Snow Days!
OMG - maybe that was Bruce Willis manhandling boxes in my room? It came. The new chair! And a desk actually intended for an adult. Squeee. Check out the Grinch doing what grinches do—at least in my house. Mattresses aren't their only fetish. Apparently, there's something primal about schlepping two ton boxes and "building" desks.… Continue reading Celebration Exodus: Move it on out, girl!
So much is missing! History wasn’t my favorite subject in school. All those dry dates of battles and events. Bleh! These days I’m not sure true history is even taught. During my teens my favorite books to read were those romances set in the south, ala: GONE WITH THE WIND. Personally, I thought Scarlett a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Bygone Days
Yes, I still write romance. I’ll be making an announcement soon about contracts and other lovelies. But this tidbit from Healthy Food House—an oldie but a goodie—is too choice to pass. (Not like men ;^) Come to mama! Seriously, though. When you want something, it’s typically a good idea to ask those who’ve already got—how… Continue reading Want a long life? Avoid Men!
Does ending your life’s journey in a cramped coffin turn you off? Want to keep being productive? Remain a vital part of the scenery? Stay tuned. Go back to nature! Pushing up daisies—or veggies if you’re into that—may be the thing in Washington State as legislators seek to change the law about composting human remains.… Continue reading Human Compost: Forget RIP
December 21st marked the "official" opening of winter, yet spring has been teasing us in Maine. Rain and wind has cleared the snow and ice off the roofs, melting much of the white stuff off the ground. This is winter? The officials must be wrong. Considering we got snow two days before Halloween, what’s a… Continue reading Dishing with Di: Could this be Spring?
Christmas Eve is Serious Business There’s no bah humbug at Peterson Airforce Base tonight, not even amid potentially grinchy government shutdowns. Santa Claus DOES NOT stop his Christmas deliveries. The 1,500 person crew of NORAD Santa Tracker, consisting of military personnel and volunteers, are busy on rotating two-hour shifts. Giving up time with friends and… Continue reading Santa Claus – Essential Personnel