No, You’re (Still) Not Ready to Publish

From my 2011 archives… Don’t you hate it when the Inner Critic is right? After years of being shoved aside and trampled, he gloats over fleeting opportunities to jump up and down and yell, “I told you so!” and it’s so annoying. It’s not easy to admit, but many of us are probably among theContinue reading “No, You’re (Still) Not Ready to Publish”

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Giraffe Cam Addiction

I know, I know … you think I’ve abandoned this blog. Well, I haven’t. Admittedly, I’ve been distracted lately. Ever since discovering the live web cam at Harpursville, NY’s Animal Adventure Park, I keep checking their pregnant giraffe, April, in every spare moment. I think giraffes are remarkable creatures; baby giraffes are particularly adorable. When our children were growing upContinue reading “Giraffe Cam Addiction”

“Snowmaggedon” 2017

I’m sure many of us have admired Currier and Ives Christmas card scenes — picturesque drifts of snow, frosty wreaths on doors and gates glistening under a dusting of fresh powder, shoppers bustling along sidewalks, smiling and greeting each other. Maybe the spire of a country church is outlined against a brilliant winter sky. Or a farmhouse nestles into a standContinue reading ““Snowmaggedon” 2017″

Honestly…I DO like birds

I love birds; I really do. But the last couple years a pair of juncoes have decided they would like to nest in the hanging basket on the deck beside our patio door. I’m sorry, guys, but IT’S THE WRONG PLACE. I have significant time and money invested in that basket and I need to be ableContinue reading “Honestly…I DO like birds”

Birds of a feather…

Chickadees! Zillions of them flit back and forth, snatching seeds and passing each other on their fly past between the feeder and nearby woods. Well, maybe not zillions, but certainly millions. Oh, okay, at least a couple dozen at a time. 😉 It’s hard to catch good shots of chickadees because they don’t sit still for long.Continue reading “Birds of a feather…”

2016 and My ‘One Word’

We’re into another New Year, and I wish you a good one. Not everything we experience in 2016 is likely to be happy, but it can still be a good year, can’t it? A lot depends upon our perspective … our focus. Unfortunately, I don’t always focus on the right things. Sometimes I’m not even looking inContinue reading “2016 and My ‘One Word’”

Stop, Look and Be Awestruck

“WOW!” How often do you stop and really look around? I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to walk and think. After all, wandering provides a great opportunity to mull through plot problems and life dilemmas. I also like to keep an eye on where I’m placing my feet since I have the unfortunate habitContinue reading “Stop, Look and Be Awestruck”

The not-so-Common Loon

At one time it would prickle the back of my neck — an eerie wail from out of the dark somewhere on the lake. Now it’s the first thing I listen for each time we arrive. The call of our Loons. Our rustic little cabin is situated on a very small unpopulated lake in BC’s Cariboo country. Loons areContinue reading “The not-so-Common Loon”

Late Night Thoughts: Sights and Sounds

If you’re anything like me, too often you go through a day seeing the obvious but missing the gems. Sometimes we focus on what’s right in front of us, and see nothing else. Other times, if we look beyond the obvious, we discover glimpses that beg to be investigated. Little glimmers, hidden bits of truth and beauty, sometimes visible, sometimes onlyContinue reading “Late Night Thoughts: Sights and Sounds”