When life gets busy…

I give you pictures! Enjoy the sights along the cog railway headed up to Pike’s Peak, Colorado. What an incredible ride. The kids and I took this ride up the summit at 14,110 feet. I remember feeling a bit light-headed at the top. Youngest son J got an awful headache – altitude sickness – not…

Things I collect…

What obsess—er, collections do you have? I am quite purposeful in my collecting, though I don’t look to collect things with an aim to leave fabulous treasures or wealth to my heirs. (Sorry, kids.) I collect items that make me smile, bring back a memory. Things that can be used or played with. I have…

oh to be 18 again… not

Once upon a time there was an eighteen-year-old who joined the Navy to see the world… The opening of a new story? Nope. That 18 year old was me. High school was torture at times. I think I was bored. I was a good student and stayed out of trouble except for that incident with 7…

The “Three” Questionnaire for Writers

I saw this questionnaire on jodiellewellyn’s blog and decided it would be fun to alter it a bit and complete it. THREE THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF: 1. Born in South Carolina 2. U.S. Navy veteran 3. Librarian THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: 1. Spiders 2. Tornadoes 3. What the construction folks will find when they assess the slow leak in my…

Happy 4th of July!

    My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! — Thomas Jefferson

picture moments – vacation in Hawai’i

It is impossible for me to identify my favorite places or moments on this vacation. The best part was being together with the whole family. We saw so many awe-inspiring and moving places. (The kids saw a lot more because I managed to be stuck in bed for 1 1/2 days with fever/cold/cough.) We stayed…