• book review, memoir, reading, books,
    Health and Self-Care,  Writing Life

    December 2019

    December 2019 is here. Where did November, October, and September go? In my world, they seemed to fly by. How about you? The image above reflects mostly what I’ve been doing–reading by the fire. In looking through my blog yesterday, I was shocked to find my last post was on November 19, 2019. The post is my review of Kathy Pooler’s second memoir, Just the Way He Walked (see Disclosures). I have other book reviews to share but I’ll be honest and not beat around the bush. My motivation to write, even a book review, is gone.  I seek inspiration looking out the windows, listening to music, reading others’ work.…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Gratitude,  Holidays

    Reflections on Gratitude

    Gratitude is talked and written about a great deal as we approach Thanksgiving. I listen and take part but wonder if gratitude isn’t meant as an everyday occurrence. Isn’t there always something in a day you are grateful crossed your way? Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be producedand discharged and used up in order to exist at all.~~ William Faulkener When I wake in the morning, it is simple to open my eyes and thank God for: Good health, both mine and my husband’s, as well as our ability to care for our home and ourselves. Another day to write, create, communicate, think, see, hear, breathe, and…