New Year, New Focus

So the new year is approaching and while I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore, the timing coincides with a resolve to stop wasting time and get more writing done and submissions sent out, as well as work on the sequel to Revenants Abroad, and finish the romance I started and have been posting at … Continue reading New Year, New Focus

A Little Help

I know things are tight for most of us these days, and all you goodhearted people are probably stretching to help out some of the victims of the fires in California, or other worthy causes, and bless you all for that.  Now my friend Abby is in pretty dire straits financially. Abby worked at the … Continue reading A Little Help

When Door Knobs Attack

My house is old.  It was built in 1957, and has had precious little updating since. With an old house you expect things to go out and need repairs/replacement. It's had lots of plumbing issues over the years (although the worst turned out not to be anything specifically to do with the pipes in the … Continue reading When Door Knobs Attack

Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Fans of the Disney series of movies "Halloweentown" are surely familiar with the filming location in St. Helens, Oregon. We heard tell of someone who had come out from Boston specifically for this event. Admittedly, I'm not as huge a fan as some (not that I don't love the movies) so this was my first … Continue reading Spirit of Halloweentown 2018

Eclipse 2017

From my front yard, coordinates 45.5229° N, 122.9898° W And I'm not sure, but did I catch a solar prominence, top right-ish? There's a little reddish thing about about "1 o'clock".   It got very dim, and a few degrees cooler. Standing under the shade of the maple tree in my yard felt like night, although … Continue reading Eclipse 2017

Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

Since I've been out of work and stressed to the max, I've been crocheting like a madwoman. And since I don't necessarily need all this stuff, and yarn costs money, I opened an Etsy shop to sell some of it:  Stone Fence Crafts.  For now, I'm focusing on string bags which are great to take … Continue reading Side Routes – Stone Fence Crafts

Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Today I am delighted to present an interview with a writer acquaintance, Paul Magnan. His debut novel,  Kyu, The Unknown: The Coming of Dis (Book 1) is the first in an urban fantasy series set in an alternate world.   The Territories have been unified for a thousand years, brought together under the sword of Harra … Continue reading Author Interview – Paul Magnan

Non-conformist Introvert

  This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert