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Posted on August 27, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (14861)

This Friday, my family and I will be traveling from N.Y.C. to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to spend time with loved ones. This includes a return (years later) book signing at a store whose manager and clerk are already like family.
It will be a road trip. Our Grand Caravan can hold nearly a houseful of goodies and necessities. She wouldn’t mind our “throwing in the kitchen sink.” That’s one of...

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Posted on July 11, 2018 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (13238)

Hello again, folks!

Wish to clarify, here, that I do have a publisher: his name is Reagan Rothe of Black Rose Writing. 

Nice people. Like family. 

They will publish my third book this January!

Cocoons are for Larvae, Not Butterflies

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2498)

There are times in this life when I (speaking for most all of us) want to withdraw into a cocoon for an undetermined length of time and not be bothered. By anything. The problems arising from it, I have also learned, are manyfold:

A cocoon is the natural habitat for the larva during metamorphosis; he/she spends this time alone with the Creator, a time of solitude, mystery and growth. It is normal, fulfilling and peaceful. But not the end result. 
The end result, the butter...

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Being a Light Means to Brighten Others

Posted on March 18, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (3362)
Read something beautiful: words from a speech our Postal Service's labor union's National Secretary-Treasurer, Liz Powell, gave: "Therefore, I would ask that each of you keep in mind that as we continue to stand at the river reclaiming our dream... it is not necessary for us to put out anyone else's light in order for ours to shine. The more light we have, brothers and sisters, the brighter and clearer the path for us all."

A Gift For Irish Day

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1546)
A Gift For Irish Day (even though it is the 18th) (Hmm... and the font isn't green) You know the little pickling spice packet that comes with the corned beef? I save it for another time on 3/17. My mother threw corned beef into one big pot, threw the spice packet in and filled it all the way with water. Later when it was right, she added the cabbage, then the potatoes. Did it myself for years: never fails to be delicious. One year, I looked up a recipe for the spices themselves and found ... Read Full Post »

One More Story in the City of Stories

Posted on December 17, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1165)
In "The Bar," Story #4 from "Songs to New York," Timothy's grandmother relates her finding a sprig of eucalyptus, long ago, on the floor at the Imperial Theater during Ethel Merman's performance of "Annie Get Your Gun." She has kept it through the years, and shows it to Timothy, telling him it represents healing to the cities and their inhabitants. It is based upon the sprig of eucalyptus I found as a child in the lobby of one of the Lincoln Center halls during a concert; which I kept... Read Full Post »

New Author Interview for The Geyser Girl

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (879)

This is the link for Author Jessica Scott's recent interview of me, in which we discuss The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park, how I brought this baby to the birth after a long-ago conception!


Thanksgiving Day Year-Round

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1273)
Hello, All! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am thankful for friends as you, who take time out of your busy lives to visit: Many thanks! I am thankful for the angels, 2-footed and 4-footed, who bring love, light and joy into the lives of others. Meeting them is receiving royalty. Emanating them is 'setting the lamp upon the lampstand.' I am also thankful to be a New Yorker, born in Manhattan's New York Hospital when it was considerably smaller than now. After spending my first two ... Read Full Post »

Speaking of Second Chances

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1640)
WOW! An astonishing glimpse into The Mind of God. Was reading an article quoting Colossians 3:10: "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." And something touched my heart and mind concerning that 2-syllable word: "renew." Why "renew?" Because, renewing something or someone implies a past existence. A baby is born new. Not renewed. I looked the word up in the dictionary and it does imply a former state, a restoring to a former state. S... Read Full Post »

Home to Roost

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1129)
Howdy, Folks! Happy, Happy New Year.
Well, in case you didn't know, this city gal with the Western heart is still a city gal. So, in honor of my first home, New York City, I've 
returned to an old manuscript, Copyright 1995, which I shelved until I felt ready to do it justice. It's a book of ten stories about 
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