The best advice ever received

I’m no different than you are. I know the best advice I ever received, and you do, too! Something like that sticks in your head…or in your craw. So much depends on who told you, and when and where and why, and most of all, how. For most of us, … Read more…

I’m Glad Prehistoric Animals Are Mostly Gone

The current live show in Southern California called Walking With Dinosaurs reflects astonishing technical mastery and blends science with art. Watching the TV series on the subject reminded me that while animals have been a big part of my life in one way or another, I’m glad I’ve avoided some … Read more…

Do You Believe in any Superstitions?

There are superstitions and then there are Superstitions! Like some of the rest of you, I had a lot of “old wives’ tales” to overcome, since I grew up in a home with a loving but very superstitious mother. I suffered greatly from her fears, especially during my teenage years, … Read more…

When Songs Get Stuck in our Heads

Ok, I’m going to date myself now. But I know some of my readers remember the fun song, Bimbo, that was first recorded by Jim Reeves, who later died in a private plane crash in 1964. I can’t quote too much of the song because “fair use” for the music … Read more…

When Did I Know I’d Be a Writer?

Sometimes people ask me when and how I knew I was going to be a writer. The world always says, “Start when you’re young,” about anything creative, and I did. I knew I was going to be a writer when I realized how much I loved books and reading. By the age … Read more…

You are the average of the 5 people…

…you spend the most time with. Until a few years ago, I would have agreed wholeheartedly that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Those we associate with bend and shape us in their molds, while we influence them far more than we … Read more…

Widowhood just may be for the birds…

But not the way you might be thinking. Welcome to the world of widows!  That was the greeting from a sweet and feisty older lady as I searched for my husband’s fresh grave marker at Miramar National Cemetery three weeks ago. She was holding the tiniest terrier pup and walking another terrier … Read more…

If Money Were No Object

Ssssh! Don’t tell anyone but if I really won an unlimited amount of money, I would be out of this world in a state-of-the-art spacecraft, “exploring brave new worlds”! But, with technology not yet at the 23rd Century levels that are coming, I would have to choose where in this … Read more…

Luck or Destiny?

Outside of the major topics covered by the Ten Commandments – they that have no wiggle room in interpretation – there are few simple answers to questions in life. Luck or Destiny? Such a simple choice, right? But I took the better path and did think about it for a … Read more…

Miramar National Cemetery

This was the weekend for my husband’s grave at Miramar National Cemetery to be dedicated as his final resting place on earth and for it not to be disturbed until our Savior returns. Loving family friends took care of this special prayer for me. Miramar National Cemetery is the extension … Read more…