One thing that has slapped me across the face during this COVID-19 pandemic is that there are a slew of people who assume too much and have never been taught how to properly relate to others. Have we completely lost the ability to explain things? Is there no way to think things through before sending […]Read More Mercy!
I’m very proud of my Irish heritage though I’m a true American mosaic. Talk about a people group that was abused and bounced back–if you ever get a chance to go the the Heritage Center in Skibbereen, you will get quite an education. The Potato Famine was no such thing. Food was being shipped to […]Read More Treat Yourself on St. Patrick’s week
I am a book hoarder. The head of my bed is full of books. I have a kindle with dozens of books on it. I have bookshelves full of books. If that isn’t enough, I also write stories. I love short stories, historical fiction, romance, political nonfiction, sci-fi, and murder mysteries. From Terri Blackstock to […]Read More Three Novels I Think You’ll Enjoy
My oldest, biggest dog is extremely laid back. The two young dogs will mess with him, and it takes a lot for him to even growl, much less chase one away. My youngest, smallest dog is a bully. Hope will steal food, growl at anybody invading her space, & even try to boss everybody around. […]Read More A Quiet Dog’s Wrath
We all know that Jesus wasn’t born in winter because the shepherds were in the fields. So who’s the brilliant person that put it only four days after the shortest day of the year! I need as many minutes as I can get. I appreciate all the pretty lights and music, so why does South […]Read More A Short Merry Christmas!
Reverie’s shoes dug into a long, thin ribbon of sand behind the Orion Caribbean Suites, San Juan. The sound of the waves crashing against the breakers, and the majestic striations of color that painted her little stretch of beach made it worth the extra work of running through the sand. Reverie had never been a […]Read More A Broken Place
I used to work in politics, and I loved it. I loved the exchange of ideas. I loved being able to write tell-all articles about candidates at election time. I loved everything but get-out-the-vote phone calls. (This was in the days before robo-calls.) But today, politics is about anything but love. It’s sheer hatred, and […]Read More Speaking the Truth in Love