Wildflowers

Tomorrow is Valentines Day, the one day many people take to celebrate love. For me the holiday has almost became too much. I have a major issue with the way holidays are peddled in the United States.  We are bombard by displays in stores, and TV advertisements for jewelry.  The day has become an excuse […]

Throw out the rule book

” I don’t know if you have noticed, but you have been in a better mood.” My husband said offhandedly. It has been two weeks since we moved back to Manchester. Two weeks since we left the stress of Greenfield behind. Things are better, and I feel happier. It was hard decision to make. We […]

Inspire Me

 It is a world full of new cultures and destinations. People are diverse and  are inspired by different things. Some are inspired by beautiful works of art, or high ideals. Others can be inspired by small conversations, or an intimate moment. This week I took some time to think about what I am energized by. These […]

Something Better

    A week before the wedding, the stress laid heavy on my soul.  I needed a break. I decided to take a ATV ride out into the woods behind our house. I steered the heavy machine down the remains of an old logging road that runs through the property.  The muddy track slopes downward before flattening […]

Lazy Sunday

Today was a beautiful day, because I was alive. with my husband out of town, it was a quiet weekend.  I missed him, but enjoyed the two days of quiet.  As an introvert, the quiet allows me to recharge, and I am thankful for it.  I got the chores all done.  I made a hearty […]

A Change of Heart.

I hope that this finds you in good spirits. First off, Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a great 2017. I am writing here to announce something exciting. I will be returning to this blog.  I enjoyed being part of the community here, and I want to return. I didn’t realize how […]

Life Lessons

Rejection, we all face it as authors. All the great authors have been there. As a writer there is a fundamental awareness that you will have to take some punches to join the greats. The predominate wisdom is to take this rejection with grace, but is this always the best road? I don’t think so. […]

Seasons Changing

So here we are, almost halfway through the week already. I never used to believe the adults when they said as you got older time went by fast. They were right. All around us the leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder. I still can’t believe the Summer is gone. We are getting ready […]

Night Pictures

Life is pretty good right now. Getting ready to cook dinner then go for a quick hike for sunset. Recently we moved from Manchester to the Monadnock Region. I have been much happier since we moved out here. I have never really been happy in the city. It also enables us to spend much more […]

Successful Failure

I’m sitting here on a lazy Sunday afternoon, drinking coffee and thinking. I touch on my writing a lot on the blog. I write about my successes and my dreams. Its time I write about my failures. I was lucky enough to have an article posted with Only in Your State. They have been gracious […]