Monthly Archives: May 2016

Announcing: Amanda at Bat

If you follow me on Facebook, you may already know the news. Amanda at Bat made her debut this week. It’s a picture book about a little girl, born in December, on the short side, whose last name is at … Continue reading

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Laundry: To Fold or Not?

“Fold the laundry,” was a familiar mantra of my mother’s when we’d come home from school and there would be a few chores we did before starting homework or eating dinner. And one of us four did it; another put … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s 11/22/63

When I tell people I’m reading a Stephen King novel, many are surprised. Really? Isn’t he all horror? The skeptics ask. Not all his books. And over the years, I’ve managed to read quite a few that capture the imagination, … Continue reading

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The Bear, My Birthday & Facebook

Between the bear earlier this week and my birthday yesterday, I experienced my own little bit of Facebook fame, garnering more likes, comments and reactions than I’ve ever had.   I’m not too embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed the attention … Continue reading

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Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh My!

I was peacefully reading the newspaper, drinking my coffee this morning when a dark shadow appeared across the page. Looking outside the doors leading to the patio, I saw a small black bear in the garden. My first reaction was … Continue reading

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