Posted in Holidays, Inspiration

Happy Halloween and Golden Anniversary, Great Pumpkin!

its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown                             I have loved the creation of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts ever since I can remember. Growing up in the 70’s, I was a ready-made fan of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and the rest of the gang.  Before I was old enough to even read the comic strip, I was delighted by the holiday television specials. My favorite has always been It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Continue reading “Happy Halloween and Golden Anniversary, Great Pumpkin!”

Posted in Dog Lover

It was a dark and stormy night…


It was a dark and stormy night… That’s how Snoopy started (and I think ended) all of the stories he tried belting out of his typewriter.   Last night, that’s just how my story began and it didn’t end until this dark and stormy morning.  It was 11:38 PM the first time she alarmed me awake with her wails.  I was only able to semi-soothe her by rubbing her soft, fuzzy head.  Since I can’t figure out how to swaddle her properly, I gave her a dose of Benadryl which Dr. Canine recommended for these “episodes.”     Continue reading “It was a dark and stormy night…”

Posted in Writing

Forced into Submission: Trying to get Published


I am not the type of woman who readily submits.  I enjoy control of my own ideas, truths, and opinions.  If I submit and share myself with others, will I become possessed in ways I don’t want to be?  What challenges and new rules will I have to yield to? Will I lose the lifelong freedom I’ve maintained over my heart, mind, and soul?  What if I’m rejected?  What if I’m accepted?  Oh dear, it’s so much easier to just resist the process.   Continue reading “Forced into Submission: Trying to get Published”