Hope

Did you know that there is no such thing as darkness? Darkness is not a thing. Light is a thing. Light is generated from a source like the sun, like fire, like electricity. Darkness is not created–it is the baseline. We control how much light there is, and that is how we determine whether or…

Do You Love Picnic Food?

I love all holidays, even those without extreme lawn decorations and merchandising extravagandas. Labor Day is the third and last of the summer picnic holidays, popular only because it is traditionally recognized as the end of summer. It invites family and neighbohood gatherings, enjoying the “last,” halcyon day of outdoor recreation and the accompanying fiesta.…

Bye, bye News

Sorry, news deliverers and news junkies, I am checking out. I can hear the criticism now. You have your head in the sand. Those who are suffering can’t “check out;” it is evidence of your privilege that you can choose to do that. You are delusional if you think ignoring the news will just make…

Whatsoever things

Do you know the primary purpose of romance writing? Romance gives hope. Not just today’s romance, which runs the gamut from sweet, chaste discovery of new love to erotic passion with no real love at all. It is also the romantic writers of the past, who chose to focus on the beauty of the world…