Gray Days

It has been cloudy and cold this entire month. I moved to Florida to get AWAY from this weather, but it occasionally finds me. Looking out at the gray clouds see in the picture reminded me of a time from my past, a week of gray, cold weather when I …

Submissions Spreadsheet

One of the tasks of a writer is to keep track of where, and when, you have submitted articles. You need to know where so you don’t resend to a publication that has previously rejected it. You need to know when, so you can follow up when you don’t hear back. …

Candy Canes

There were always candy canes in our stockings on Christmas morning. According to Momma, Santa not only put gifts under the tree, he also filled our stockings and left a candy cane at the top. Each December, we pulled our stockings out with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Handmade …

Thanksgiving Memories

How I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving has changed through the years. Some years I’ve been with family, some years alone; some years I’ve been filled with gratitude, while other years I’ve had to work hard to truly give thanks. Sometimes I’ve thanked what has come into my life, sometimes what has left …