Back In The Saddle???

Well, my three-week hiatus from writing for any websites — and focusing on my art instead — has done me some good. I’ll try to get back in the saddle now and focus on some things that have to be written out in words. But even if I’m back in the saddle, I think I’llContinue reading “Back In The Saddle???”

What Happened to ‘The End’?

Over the past decade, the publishing world has experienced an interesting, but, in my opinion, sad phenomenon. Almost all fiction authors and/or publishing houses have started leaving out the words “The End” on the last page of novels. It’s now become passe, and I guess in some minds, even unsophisticated to write those two iconicContinue reading “What Happened to ‘The End’?”

Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20

Hello again, everyone. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had an opportunity to participate in the coffee share, and I’m feeling happy this morning that I have time to just sit here and talk to you as I’m enjoying my coffee. To be honest, there are several things I need to be doing, butContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20”

Focus on Coffee – Day 4

I do apologize for my “Focus on Coffee” series being a little erratic where posts are concerned.  All I can say is that we’re living in erratic times, and my muse seems to be following suit. Anyway, I’m finally in the mood to do the next post in the series, so here goes. Today, I’mContinue reading “Focus on Coffee – Day 4”

11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  But each year, I do look to the Lord and seek His face and His heart to learn what His plans are for my upcoming year, and what He wants from me during that time.  And, of course, there are things that I want for myself as well.Continue reading “11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020”

The Music of Words

I’m a musician. I play keyboard instruments mainly. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of using my talents to entertain audiences, to minister as organist and choir director for two different churches, to help facilitate weddings and funerals for scores of families, to compose and orchestrate numerous songs, and to teach others to useContinue reading “The Music of Words”

Weekly Smile 9/23/19

Yay!  I’m making time to do the “Weekly Smile” this week. If you’d like to join in and share what made you smile this past week, hop over to the link and get the simple directions for taking part. I actually had a number of things to smile about this past week. One special eventContinue reading “Weekly Smile 9/23/19”

Why I Wrote ‘The Smoky Mountain Novel Series’

  My love affair with the Smoky Mountains began when I was still a very young child. Except for a two-year stint in Fort Wayne, IN, my years between infancy and first grade were spent in Southern Illinois. And all of our family travels took us into the northeastern sections of the country. But whenContinue reading “Why I Wrote ‘The Smoky Mountain Novel Series’”

Weekend Coffee Share 8/5/18

` If we were having coffee together today, I’d tell you that I had the funniest thing happen concerning my writing this week. One of the students in my creative writing class stopped to talk with me after our recent class and told me that he had just finished reading one of my novels. HeContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 8/5/18”

Weekend Coffee Share 6/24/18

Hi, Everyone. If we were having coffee together today, I’d probably tell you that it’s been a  pretty busy and a very stressful week. I did manage to get several things done that needed doing, so I feel good about that. Today was a super busy day with church work. I preached at this morning’sContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 6/24/18”

Weekend Coffee Share – 3/18/18

Hi. Come right on in and make yourself at home. I’ve got coffee in the pot — and a cup of “senior coffee” from McDonald’s as well. It’s one of those days. If we really were having coffee together, I’d probably show you my newest coffee mug — which was a Valentine’s Day present fromContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share – 3/18/18”

Weekend Coffee Share – 3/11/18

` If we were having coffee today, I’d probably tell you that this has been an extremely busy week, but has also been a week full of starting things that didn’t get finished. I did, however, finish editing and polishing a novel that I actually wrote 6 years ago, but never carried it through toContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share – 3/11/18”

Share Your World 1/15/18

To participate in “Share Your World,” visit Cee’s website for the details. ` Question # 1: Complete this sentence: I’m looking forward to…. Heaven Question # 2: What is your favorite comfort snack food?  Chocolate chip cookies Question # 3: What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)? WorkingContinue reading “Share Your World 1/15/18”

Weekend Coffee Share – 1/13/18

Hi, fellow coffee drinkers. Well, to begin with this week, I need to confess that I am not drinking coffee as we have this little chat. I’m actually drinking a glass of beer. Does that count??? Now, I’m not a big drinker, and I never drink alcohol of any kind if I’m driving. But IContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share – 1/13/18”

New Poetry Site

Just in case some of you really enjoy poetry, I’m inviting everyone to visit my new site here on WordPress. After losing my best friend recently, I have been dealing with a lot emotionally, and it has affected my creativity to some extent — only temporarily, I’m sure. But creating this new site — whichContinue reading “New Poetry Site”