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You Should Be Reading May 2018

I hope you had the chance to join us for our monthly l-i-v-e event on Facebook in April. Last month's readings were from my Valley Memories book and we had lots of fun. I also read a poem by author Sammy James, a talented young woman from California who is a member of my Facebook [...]

By | 2018-05-06T15:12:17+00:00 May 6th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

Changing Things Up – Life Changes

As I come into the final stretch of my life I find that there isn't enough time to do all the things I still want to do. With my 70th birthday literally around the corner, I need to sit back and re-evaluate my priorities. The time for changing things is coming: my health is changing as [...]

By | 2018-04-30T02:38:37+00:00 April 27th, 2018|General Observations|1 Comment

Live Facebook Video Reading

I will be broadcasting L-I-V-E on Facebook the evening of April 25. Time of broadcast is 9:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Please adjust start time for the time zone in which you live.) This month I will be reading from my book VALLEY MEMORIES. Also I'll be providing an update on my newest work [...]

By | 2018-04-13T17:02:02+00:00 April 13th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

Have You Forgotten How To Read?

The other day I came across an article that caused me to stop in my tracks. The article challenged me on many levels but what appealed to me is that its author spoke of how the way we read has changed. Because of the steady stream of information that is thrown at us in today's [...]

By | 2018-02-20T22:31:57+00:00 February 20th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

Find A New Love or Two

Looking for a new series that will span the centuries? Then you need to read The Bridgewater Chronicles where a turn-of-the-century couple establishes a dynasty that endures 250 years. Follw the loves, lives, lies, and scandals of Cordelia and Kevin Newkirk and five generations of their offspring. Learn if the past can truly influence the [...]

By | 2017-10-28T20:56:29+00:00 October 28th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments

Thank You Everyone

  I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you who offered prayers and words of encouragement during the past two months.  For those who do not know, I sustained a mini-stroke or TIA in late July. While I was recovering I learned that I had developed atrial fibrilation (A-Fib). That explains [...]

By | 2017-09-21T22:20:47+00:00 September 21st, 2017|General Observations|6 Comments

Memorial Day Memories

Does anyone remember when this holiday was fondly called Decoration Day?  You'd most likely need to be over 55 to have a first hand memory of that. When I was a child Decoration Day was a holiday of remembrance of our deceased war veterans and we would decorate their graves in memory of their service [...]

By | 2017-05-28T20:38:15+00:00 May 28th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments

A Celebration of Mediocrity

Excerpt from A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman:        "Nowadays people changed their stuff so often that any expertise in how to make things last was becoming superfluous. Quality: no one cared about that anymore.... No one could change tires. Install a dimmer switch. Lay some tiles. Plaster a wall. File their [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:11+00:00 May 5th, 2017|General Observations|0 Comments