Welcome Readers

First, let me answer the question I’m asked most often: how do you say your last name? It’s pronounced CARE. I love that name. It’s what we all should do. Care. I’m a self-published author from the Pacific Northwest part of the U.S. where I live with my Hubby of over 40 years. I’ve loved to write my whole life, but it wasn’t until I retired that I could focus that energy into writing fiction and non-fiction books. It’s become one of the joys of my life. Each week, I post a new blog about the things I see, I do, and I remember. Please join me in my adventures. Read my books. Leave reviews. Tell your friends. Let’s have a blessed day.

Dear 17-Year-Old Me:

You don’t know me. You haven’t even imagined me. I’m your future you. I remember you well. You’re a timid, uncertain, self-conscious girl who thinks

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Trip to Gettysburg, Part II

Of the three battlefields my sister and I visited, the battle of Gettysburg occurred last. It marked Robert E. Lee’s second invasion of the North.

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Trip to Gettysburg, Part I

I tagged along with my sister on a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She is an avid history reader, focusing mostly on Civil War history. It

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Unplugged for a Day

I must confess that I’ve become addicted to electronics. I’m on my computer every day for several hours, longer when I’m writing and editing. Additionally,

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A Tour of South Dakota

If you read my blog about Make a Map showing where you’ve traveled, then you’ll be happy to hear that I’m adding more lines to

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Words that Say I Love You

There are many ways to say the words I love you that don’t necessarily use those words. Sadly, we sometimes misinterpret the words said, hearing

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I Won the COVID Lottery

By Andrea Porter Well, folks, I won the COVID lottery.  I think Jensen did too, but our experiences were totally different.  We both contracted the

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Unanswerable Questions

I’m saddened by the terrible new coming out of Afghanistan these days as the country falls to the Taliban. Hearing the news takes me back

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Visits From Friends

The past several weeks have been eventful. We had a lot of visitors from down south. It’s nice to have a house that’s easy to

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