Ever heard of historiography? It’s fascinating. Historiography is the study of the writing of history, and in particular, studying the historians who wrote the history and critically analyzing why they wrote what they wrote. The adage the victors write the history is especially visible when you look deeply into historical accounts. I took a historiography […]

Summer is Here

Earth’s tilt reached its climax this past week which officially announces the dawn of summer. The days were hot before then, but now it’s okay for the days to be long and hot because it’s–well, it’s summer. But this summer isn’t like all the others. Here in Boise, COVID-19 is bubbling up everywhere. Just in […]

You Can’t Use What You Don’t Have

My dad often gives me tidbits of wisdom, and I usually write them down somewhere so I have them always. During our phone call a couple of weeks ago, he dropped another one in my lap. We talked about many things, and I don’t specifically remember why he brought this remembrance up. He said, “A […]

Influential Writings

On Facebook, a post is going around asking people to show the books that have influenced them the most. For me, it’s a no brainer. The Bible, also known as the Word of God. I’ve read it multiple times and continue to read it daily. A distant second is not really a book, but a […]

I Don’t Know

I feel like I’m living in the land of I Don’t Know. For months, it’s been almost impossible to make plans. Is something we wanted to attend going to occur? We don’t know. When will you know? We don’t know. This week was supposed to be the West Texas Writers Academy. I’ve attended every year […]

Precious Memories

Precious memories, how they linger… Hubby and I have been cleaning out our garage. Since we’re home a lot, it seemed like a good time to do it. Tucked away in the corner were boxes and boxes of slides, movies, memory boxes, and books, all waiting to see the light of day. We spent a […]

Tornado Alley

I don’t claim to be a poet, but sometimes, the story must be told in a poem. I wrote one for a contest, and I’m sharing it with you. It’s based on the real-life event that happened to my great-grandparents. I hope you’ll enjoy my poem. Tornado Alley Mary and Rufus had moved to the […]

Masking Up

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 I HATE being sick. All my life, I’ve been blessed with good health, and I thank God for that everyday. Colds, flu, one bout with strep, and the occasional day of malaise has been […]