Thoughts on a Small Wedding

I’ve heard that the average cost of a wedding nowadays is around $30,000 or more. In the opinion of someone who was married in the cheapest wedding ever (not counting elopements), I think that’s ridiculous. That’s enough to buy a car or make a down payment on a house. Spending that on a one-day event […]

Thoughts on Good Hearts

I drove to Amarillo, Texas by myself on sunny warm day to visit my daughter and son-in-law (SIL) in Amarillo. They have such rich lives and I find such pleasure in sharing experiences with them. My SIL is a communications/journalism teacher in the town’s most underprivileged high school. In other words, the most at-risk high […]

Thoughts on the West Texas Writers Academy

I spent this past week at the West Texas Writers Academy held on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, Texas. The fact that my daughter helps put this on has no bearing on how I feel about this event. She, Tim Lewis (author of Forever Friday which I recommend), and Jodi Thomas (New […]

Thoughts on Idaho

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve lived in Idaho for nine whole years! While that may not seem long to a lot of people, it’s a long time for me to live in one place. We moved around a lot when I was little and didn’t really settle down until I was […]