Thoughts on Spring

Spring is my favorite time of year.  Everything that was brown and dull suddenly comes back to life.  The fresh colors and smells of blooms awaken the senses after the winter’s sleep.  People come out of their houses and spread their arms to welcome the warmth of sunshine.  The whole world recolors itself and draws […]

Thoughts on My Book

It’s been quite a week.  I released my first novel which fulfills a life-long dream.  It took 10 years and 4 rewrites to get that particular story out in print.  And the learning curve was terribly steep.  Writing and rewriting is a lot more work than I thought it would be.  Having a gift for […]

Thoughts on the Columbia River

Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through. Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew. Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue, Roll on, Columbia, roll on!   CHORUS: Roll on, Columbia, roll on. Roll on, Columbia, roll on. Your power is turning our darkness to dawn, Roll on, Columbia, roll on. From Roll […]

Thoughts on Plans

Isn’t it funny how the best-laid plans can sometimes go so awry? Hubby and I planned our 10-day trip to South Dakota to help Mother-in-Law move into her new place. We watched the weather and planned our route. I figured out my travel wardrobe and got my warm hat and gloves ready to go. I […]

Thoughts on the Climate Change

With all the strange weather we’ve had the past few years, climate change has risen to the top of the pool of public topics. People debate over whether there’s a such thing or not. Whether it’s human caused or natural. Whether Al Gore invented it or not. For one torturous year, I took graduate-level atmospheric […]