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!
Pearl, my new Subaru Forester, has big tires to fill. Two weeks ago, I bid farewell to Suze, my 17-year-old Acura. She had reliably transported me across many state and international borders, politely “recalculated” when I drove astray, and protected me when a sedan ran a red light and T-boned her driver’s side. (For a… Continue reading Almost Apolitical: Saying Hello to My Car, Pearl
A girlfriends’ getaway in Minnesota on the heels of a three-week Greek vacation punctuated with a Milwaukee visit-my-son day left me pleasantly exhausted. The personal goal of serving homemade pasticcio and spanakopita for a group of nine friends energized me and then provided leftovers for a weekend visit from my brother whom I hadn’t seen… Continue reading The Neglected Desk And Global Dan
When what I thought was an ingrown hair on my shin revealed itself as squamous cell carcinoma, the pity party began. In office surgery left me with nine stitches and instructions to stay off my feet. Off my feet in summer? I’d rather swim or bicycle or garden or fish or hike or boat or… Continue reading It’s My Pity Party And I’ll Binge If I Want To
On July 3, 2019 at 6:15 am, I discovered a missed call from Ned (my son’s father-in-law). The call attempted to wake me at 4:15 am. My iPhone, in Do Not Disturb mode, didn’t disturb me. My decaffeinated, just awake, barely past dawn mind imagined the worst. My son had been mauled by a bear,… Continue reading Butt Dialing