Cooking, Everyday Epiphany, humor

Not As Easy As Pie: Learning About Turnovers

I baked my first and last cherry turnovers! These rude pastries refused to suck it up and politely bake. Give me well behaved cookies or a disciplined pie anytime! The mushy fruit yielded an unpleasant texture. Perhaps the turnovers thought their lineage entitled them to special treatment. Ancestors of my dessert, pasties, appeared in “The… Continue reading Not As Easy As Pie: Learning About Turnovers

humor, Writing

Uninvited Guest Blogger: Squeaky Pie

Several suspicious messages arrived in my “A Few Choice Words by Anita” email box commenting upon my recent post. Readers claimed my last post “creative” and had an “interesting slant” and “unique”! I puzzled over the complimentary comments, increased likes, and new readership. Although I appreciated the fanfare, I wondered about the delayed response. I… Continue reading Uninvited Guest Blogger: Squeaky Pie

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Writing

Adventures in Writing: From Teaching to Writing to Zooming Teaching and Writing

Significant events divide my timeline. Life after marriage- “So I have TWO families!” Life after son is born- “So my world happily revolves around THIS son.” Life after divorce- “So THAT’S who I used to be.” Life after meeting Significant Other - “So my world DIDN’T end!” Life after retiring from teaching - “So I… Continue reading Adventures in Writing: From Teaching to Writing to Zooming Teaching and Writing

humor, Technology, Writing

Adventures in Writing: Promoting My Book Up From The #1,252,633 Amazon Rank Position!

Writing books is easier than promoting books! In June, I Amazon published two books. Operation Hopper and Other Tales: Nature, Magic, and the Oakland Acres’ Kids and a companion discussion activity guide Operation Hopper and Other Tales: Nature, Magic, and the Oakland Acres’ Kids Discussion and Activity Guide. The first a collection of short stories for children ages… Continue reading Adventures in Writing: Promoting My Book Up From The #1,252,633 Amazon Rank Position!