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Are You Balanced?

Do you ever walk along the top of a curb to see how long you can keep your balance? I still do it from time to time. I truly admire the gymnasts who perform complicated routines on a narrow beam placed above the floor. If the gymnast loses her balance, however, she...

MISSING PERSONS

I noticed a grave marker with the name and dates of a former classmate. And that got me thinking about missing persons, people from my past who are no longer a part of my life. My father, my sister, my grandson, my in-laws are absent because of death. I have good and...

New Beginnings

 “Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la.” “Deck the Hall” is a joyous melody that’s fun to sing. According to my Christmas carol book, it’s of Welsh...

What About Mary?

Some people like biblical fiction, a story based on the Bible but with details from the author’s imagination and historical facts. This is Mary’s story told by a fictional cousin, Joanna. I am Joanna, from Nazareth. Mary and I grew up together, playing...

Cookie Season

Christmas is a time for sharing cookie recipes. With so many people sharing their favorites, want to share one of my favorites. A few years ago I found a cookie recipe on a package of Hershey’s Special Dark Kisses. I make the cookies for Christmas and once or...

Looking Back and Forward

Change is a part of living. It’s not always easy to accept. Change came as I moved into the realm of book publishing. The journey has been long but well worth it. Meadow Song was released on November 20. My book launch party on December 1 was a success. I am...