Keep Marching!

Have you ever been mixed up in something and wondered how you got there? I have. One notable time still makes Hubby double over in laughter. We were in Eugene, Oregon on a trip. We spent the night within sight of Duck Stadium so everything was green and yellow. The

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The Message Sent to Me

Recently, I attended a workshop about writing an artist statement. That’s a short paragraph about why an artist does what she does and what inspires her (or him). The instructor said to write our own artist statement, starting with why we write. The question seemed simple enough, and the answer

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Crazy Ideas

Ever have a crazy idea and it turned out to be just that? Crazy. I seem to excel at it. My trash bin has seen many of my crazy ideas pass through, and I was happy to be rid of them. Crazy ideas don’t just happen in your head. They

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Blessings of a Cloud

Triple-digit temperatures hit Boise this weekend. This kind of heat is hard on people who work outside, the elderly, and those without air-conditioning. Remember to drink lots of water. I don’t do well in heat. It all started before our kids were born. Hubby and I were hiking in Canyonlands

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It’s Swimming Season!

First, a disclaimer. I have never had swimming lessons, and I hate for my head/face to go underwater. It gives me claustrophobia. Still, I love to swim. Or maybe I should say, I love to be in the water. I’m a good floater like my grandpa, and I can dog

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I’m Back!

I returned from my five-week-long semi-vacation. It’s no secret I’m a homebody so to be gone that long was hard on my insides. Attending the West Texas Writers Academy is always a highlight for me and I loved being there again this year. So many writing friends attended, although this

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Plans Gone Awry

Our carefully-orchestrated, surprise-our-daughter-for-her-birthday trip started about 10 days ago. Nothing turned out as planned. Nothing. First of all, our daughter figured out we were coming to see her before we left. Hubby put the date on his Google calendar, not knowing that she had access to it. Oh well, her

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When was America’s Age of Prosperity?

I read an article (I’m always reading something) about a new Congresswoman who said she’d missed America’s age of prosperity. She didn’t really say what time frame she was referring to, but when I googled the term, it says it occurred in the 1920s. That means all except the very

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Love to Mothers

It’s Mother’s Day! No, Hubby dear, it’s not a day Hallmark invented to sell more cards, and it’s not a day flower shops promote to sell more flowers (haha, family joke). It’s a reminder of how much we owe to our loving mothers. Some mothers are not loving, kind, or

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