On turning 50

It is the day after my fiftieth birthday and I’m sitting here thinking of the years that have past. I’ve raised six sons of whom I am proud, I been married to my hero, friend and lover for twenty three years and I work three jobs I like. It’s not a bad life. Like the song says, “regrets, I have a few but then again, … Continue reading On turning 50

Living History

This weekend I took my granddaughter and niece to the Historic Bath site first annual Pirate Invasion. I have attended other reenactments, Civil War and Pirate but due to its smaller size I had the chance to really talk to some of the actors. Most are armchair historians, they spend a lot of time learning about their time period and developing their character and costume. … Continue reading Living History

Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July nears, I have been thinking of what it means to me. As a child, the Fourth was about fire works and watermelons, cook-outs and fun. It wasn’t until I was in college that I learned more of what it cost our forefathers to declare our independence. Many of those who fought for our freedom never recouped their losses. They lost … Continue reading Fourth of July

Father’s Day

Raising six sons, five of whom are fathers gives a new meaning to father’s day. I look at our boys, grown into strong, beautiful men and I know that I am blessed. My husband became a father to my two sons, as we joined our families into one. Together we had another son and he became the one that linked us all together. Father’s Day … Continue reading Father’s Day

What I’ve learned so far

This week I am taking an on-line class with Tina Gerow “Writing Love Scenes”. I find that taking these on-line classes accomplish several tasks at once. First I’m developing writing skills I need to make my writing better. Second I’m developing contacts with other writers to (a) share writing experiences, (b) learn from their writing journeys, (c) making connections with people that might help my … Continue reading What I’ve learned so far