Chapter 1- San Juan, Puerto Rico 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 […]Read More A Broken Place
I am ready to see the end of 2020. It has been a strange year. Teaching online last spring was NO fun, and it made me appreciate my students more. Without that give-and-take in the classroom, not much learning takes place. We have been back in person (middle school) since August and have only a […]Read More Wishing My Days Away?
I’ve always been proud of my health. I rarely take a sick day, and most of my family has smooth sailing until about the age of eighty. Enter Dr. Summerlin, my OB/GYN who wanted me to have a colonoscopy last November. NO WAY! Nobody is doing that to me. I agreed to Cologard, and my […]Read More Healthy is as Healthy Does
Micah 6:8 is my life verse. I spent many years wondering why I was here, and I finally realized this was it: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV) Mercy […]Read More What is Good
I get so excited when we can dress up at school, especially this year. It’s been hard for me to be home when I’d rather be out and about, to wear a mask, and to be unable to hug my friends! I am a unabashed hugger. But I get to return to the 80s tomorrow, […]Read More Homecoming Week
I am honestly waiting for a Tyrannosaurus Rex to come marching down my street before this year is out dragging a slew of carnivorous dinosaurs behind him. I have survived house arrest, trying to breathe and teach through a mask (my history book teaches that water plus carbon dioxide equals carbonic acid, but who’s worrying?) […]Read More Another Hurricane–yep, it’s still 2020
Thanks to the dreaded “RONA” the 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed for a year. My novella “No Second Place” is a quick read with great reviews. Shameless self-promotion: my sister, Jean Driscoll, was a Paralympic athlete at a couple Olympic Games and then attended a couple more as part of the President’s delegation, so […]Read More 2021 Olympic Games
I woke up this morning in a comfy bed next to the husband I love. My two daughters live with us in a safe neighborhood three blocks from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I have a great family that loves me. Of course there are some characters, but since I’m a writer, this is a […]Read More Freedom
For a second, Kindred wondered why Castillo was still single. He was in great shape for a thirty-something and except for his full head of wavy hair, he was a dead ringer for Bruce Willis in “Die Hard.” The thought scared her, and she stuffed this observation down deep where it should never resurface. Suddenly […]Read More Comments, please–would you keep reading?
James Matheson and Andrew Reed were the ones who said America was great because she was good, and that if we cease to be good, we’ll lose our greatness. I don’t live in a bubble. I know there is evil in the world, and this country has often failed to live up to the wisdom […]Read More America Is Great Because…