There goes my heart…

When my first son, Kevin, was born, I received one of those “page-a-day” calendars with sayings for new mothers. The one that has stayed with me all these years is a quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child…is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”…

Peace

Welcome to today! Whatever day you are reading this, it is an important day because whether you spend it working, playing or sleeping, it is your day to do with as you please. That you are spending some of it with me is a great honor, and I thank you. Peace is a highly prized…

Laugh! Play!

I finally saw Disney’s Christopher Robin, and it did exactly what I hoped it would do. It did not bog me down in “but’s” or “on-the-other-hand’s.” Adults get too wrapped up in the importance of their work and forget what they are actually supposed to be working for:  the means to make the rest of…

Pop the Dog

This is Pop. I have written about him before, but at that time he was a thousand miles away living with my son, Kevin and his fiancée, Preetha. Now he lives with us, and, oh my, how things have changed! We are thrilled to have them all with us. Having Kevin home is a gift…

All Those Crazy Ideas

I am often asked where I get the ideas for my stories.  The answer is “Anywhere.” I don’t just sit on the sofa and wait for inspiration to strike, however; I look for it wherever I go during the day, or in my environment when I am home. Things hit me at the craziest times.…