FREE Audible Give Away

This year I took my writing a step further and explored the idea of having one of my novels produced as an audio book. I took a webinar, studied articles on line and made the decision to hire a narrator (although one day I hope to narrate other books myself). After the production, the next […]

March Poetry Club

Once again, I have to say, I LOVE Poetry Club. The discussion always segues from the poems recited or read by members into topics of high interest to all. This month we started off with two poems from Susan. The first was a fun experiment in participation of the poem “Overheard in a Saltmarsh” by […]

Forgetting (Again)

So there are times in my blogs I refer to something in a very vague manner…because I can’t remember the details. I know that this is normal aging. In fact, when I was a therapist I took extra continue education in the area of aging, because I interned in convalescent hospitals. So I know in […]

Life Without a Mirror

The other day, one of those when I actually picked a nice shirt out of the closet rather than pull on a t-shirt from the pile of laundry waiting to be folded, a woman smiled at me and told me I was very beautiful. It’s a nice thing to hear. I have taught myself to […]

February Poetry Club 2019

What a wonderful discussion we had about “prose” vs “poetry”…of course we are a flexible group and all opinions were welcome. I learned about this new (to me) world of sonnets and pentameters and poetry. I think my favorite definition was what Cindy provided…the definition or label is what the poet/writer decided when they wrote. […]

February Book Reviews 2019

Ahh…the joys of reading never end. But my audio book will be out soon and I guess I have to build “listening” into my repertoire. The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes. I enjoyed her other books so decided to read some of her earlier work. This one starts off sort of “expected”…characters in […]

Sixty of Six: Four years out with Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost four years ago I woke up. Caring for my health in a preventative way shot to the top of the list. I changed my diet and my habits, which included expanding my list of excercises. I did well for two years, then the fear of dying faded […]

Using the Backspace Key

In our world of texts, social medial posts and instant communication I have become an expert at using the backspace button. Deleting words that are best left unsaid. But I have mixed feelings about it. (Yes, I know, my blogs are filled with my mixed feelings! It would be boring if I told you about […]

January 2019 Book Reviews

Murder in the Collective by Barbara Wilson. This seems like a fairly old book, but I bought it at a used book sale and the front pages are missing. I discovered that I’m the last person to read this copy, because as I read, more and more pages fell out. A strange murder mystery about […]

January Poetry Club

Hurray to Tece who actually memorized her poem. I’m afraid the rest of us were overwhelmed by the holidays and read ours. But that didn’t make for any less of a good time and great discussions by all. Tece recited Sunrise at River Pines by Elvira Zetterlund. This was extra special because Zetterlund was the […]