Trips and Travels


On the Road in Wyoming

After three glorious days driving through wild, wondrous Wyoming, my lasting impression is that of a vast, open, unspoiled land with abundant wildlife, stunning views, and a definite western flavor. "Wyoming . . . It's a strange land in my eyes—a region dominated ... Read more

Yummy Recipes

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Recent Writing

Renee Zellweger

Does Happiness Lift Sagging Eyelids?

There's been a lot of talk lately about Renée Zellweger and her new face. People are saying the ... Read more

Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence took some nude photos of herself to send to her boyfriend. She explains in Vanity ... Read more


My Books are Precious to Me

When it comes to my books, I'm rather proprietary. A while ago I lent the book, Home Sweet Homes: ... Read more


Philomena: A Study in Forgiveness

Philomena is a beautiful film that quietly tugs at the heartstrings, opens your eyes, pulls you in, ... Read more


A Case for Hoochie Mamma

There was a time when I considered it odd that my mother actually enjoyed reading the dictionary. ... Read more


My Beef with Hairdressers

It's never a good thing when you leave a salon wanting to hurry home to wash your hair before anyone ... Read more


Noah: An Unholy Mess

Artistic license is one thing . . . this is something else. ... Read more

ink sky

Sad, but True

This morning the clouds looked like mountains on the horizon. They were hanging low and appeared to ... Read more

happy woman

Choosing to be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy. Whether it comes from fulfillment in our work, contentment in our ... Read more


Upsizing After All These Years

Let’s just say I have a friend. She and her husband have worked hard all of their lives, scrimped ... Read more

Man dating many

Men Who Date Many

I don't watch The Bachelor on a regular basis, so I may not be entitled to comment. Opinion is ... Read more


My Mother and the Prince

When it came to picking out a son-in-law for herself, my mother was hoping for a prince. She had ... Read more


Take Me Home Country Roads

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of ... Read more

Writing in a diary

Sometimes I Write, and This is Why

My love affair with writing started at an early age. When we were children, my mom would read to ... Read more


Seinfeld: The Lost Episode

Have fun with this. I did. It was a writing project written right around the time Seinfeld (the ... Read more

Holiday cookies

Resolutions Worth Making—Any Day

New Year's resolutions come and go. But the voice inside my head, telling me to make changes, is ... Read more

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