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...