I was on such a good run, posting every month...until I wasn't. What happened? Summer should be a slower time. More time to read, more time to write. But it didn't quite turn out that way. So despite daily reminders to POST SALUTATIONS, (yes, the reminders did shout at me) other stuff crowded out the … Continue reading Salutations July-August, 2021
Summertime and the livin' is easy... I have seen a fish jump and I have seen some corn that was way higher than my knee a whole week earlier than the 4th of July. I've got green tomatoes on vines and peppers ready to eat. And lots of happy blooms to enjoy! And oh my, … Continue reading Salutations, June 2021
I love May. It's the best dirty-fingernail time of the year when I get to plant my veggies and flowers amidst a curtain of green in every shade imaginable.
...this morning my novel Home Place ranked #39 in Amazon's top 100 Best Selling Literary Fiction books...
Winter has never been my favorite season, but I have to admit I've rather enjoyed these winter months. We've hibernated, sure, but that's not so unusual for us in winter. And in this household, the December holidays are followed by a slew of birthdays stretching across our coldest months. Add in Valentine's day, and there's … Continue reading Salutations February 2021
Reading, reading, reading. I turn to my drug of choice...
The best book I've read in months...
Happy season of love! I hear lots of people kvetching about the month of February and the persistent winter, but for me, February has always been celebratory. It's a season of birthdays - presidential and familial. And right smack in the middle, we get twenty-four hours devoted to the most driving force in all the … Continue reading Salutations February 2020
I love summer! I love playing in my garden, in and on the water, sleeping late or getting up with the sun, eating fresh vegetables, summer fruits, and ice cream! My list goes on and on - including an absence of the deadlines that hang over my head during the academic year. The freedom! It wasn't … Continue reading Salutations June 2019
Hey, hey it's my birthday! Happy birthday to me! And it is happy. My sweetheart will take me out for a special dinner this evening (and is even now buying a few new wines for me to try. I know this man!) I brought my friends a chance to get Come Back free today, just … Continue reading Salutations January-February 2019