Writer’s Block

Amidst a sermon recently, our pastor slipped in the words: writer’s block. My spine straightened. We have a large congregation, so he couldn’t be referring to me, could he? No, his vision scanned the many heads; he was talking about all of us striving to be perfect,...

A Few Photos for Your Weekend

My new book, Pennsylvania Patchwork, releases in just over a month, and I stumbled across this picture from last August as I was making edits. Can I have some of those chocolates, please? Awaiting the storm, and the day of rest, Amish farmers harvest from dawn until...

Never Heard of the Amish?

So easy a child can do it, I assured myself, as I set about designing and ordering business cards online with the front cover of my book Leaving Lancaster on one side and my contact info on the other. I uploaded the book cover, no problem, but found applying the text...

Stranger than Fiction?

A handful of my massive reference book collection Have you ever had something happen and thought, No one would believe this? Maybe truth really is stranger than fiction.I was pondering this question while out in the yard. Well, I was recalling the fact that a family...

A Few Photos for Your Weekend

We’re missing wide open space and sky in the city. My husband and I are planning a trip to Lancaster Co, but alas won’t be for a while. Any travel plans in your future? Signs that spring is progressing . . . I’m grateful to the gardener who planted...