Congratulations

Congratulations

Please help me congratulate Starr McDaniel, winner of the $100 Amazon gift card plus, a signed copy of Stage Fright. Thank you to all who entered. Pics from the last winner Thank you to last month’s winner, Meredith Briski, for sending these pictures of the...
Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning

It’s the first week of school in some places! As children head back, even if at the dining room table, it’s never too late to learn something new. New challenges, new ways of learning, new ways of teaching. Many parents have never sat in the head of the class desk...
Celebration!

Celebration!

Roll the drums! I wish I had a drummer with a snare drum to start off the festivities. Or a birthday cake with one candle. I’m in a celebratory mood as my new book Stage Fright releases. Today, Tuesday, is its official release date. Anyone who preordered the...
Road Trip

Road Trip

Road trips are a long-standing rite of passage here in the U.S. I drove all the way across the country in a VW Bug many years ago. I see on the news that air travel is down, and I am among the many who do not wish to be crammed amongst strangers on jets even if my...
Victory Gardens Flourish

Victory Gardens Flourish

Have you heard of  the term Victory Garden, also labeled “War Gardens” and “Food Gardens for Defense” during World War I and WWII? These mini yet productive gardens were planted both at private residences and on public land during the wars to reduce the deficit of...
Merry Month of May

Merry Month of May

I’m in shock. And thrilled. The month of May has arrived. Time to celebrate with a Giveaway! “April showers bring spring flowers” was my mantra last month. Now, a funny little song written in 1884 is looping through my mind.  And yet I know this May will be like...