Pressing the Pause Button


I’m taking a moment to press the pause button and think about what could have been. It was a chilly, windy evening. And my husband ended up in a ditch. Not through any fault of…

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Are We Having Enough Excitement Yet?


How’s this for an understatement: last week was a wild one. In my world, the excitement continues this week. Not only is do my birthday and wedding anniversary fall in the second week of November,…

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A Big Adventure with Little People


This week brought me a new adventure; one I’d never thought I’d experience. Flying with 11-month old twins. That’s right, I was helping my young grandsons’ family move halfway across the country. So I flew…

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Not the Adventure I was Expecting


When I dreamed about moving south for the warmer weather, visions of the outdoors beckoned. Enjoying the nearby parks and the lake were what I had in mind. What I didn’t count on was the…

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Travels in the Time of Quarantine

Wisconsin Winter Dawn

Social distancing takes on a new perspective when you move to a new state. The past few weeks were nail-biters for us. Our movers came a few days early, saying they wanted to get our…

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Strange and Scary Times


How are you doing in these strange and scary times we live in? Every day seems to add more suspense and drama to our lives. Will the grocery store have eggs? Should I even venture…

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Only When They’re Gone


It’s no secret where I get my love of stories and books. From my dad. My earliest memories of him are sitting on his lap while he read “Alice in Wonderland.” He especially loved to…

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How Bifocal Contacts and Archery Don’t Mix


When you’re a writer, you get to all the fun stuff other people would call “wasting time.” But it’s not. It’s book research. Need some good character names? Check out lists of popular Austrian or…

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Seeing With New Eyes

Colors dropped in water

  There are days when I realized that my eyes are letting me down. I don’t mean that I can’t see. After all these years, I’ve grown used to my nearsighted astigmatism. Now add to…

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Dance Your Dance

Dancing on beach

  One of the most terrifying decisions I ever had to face was choosing a college. For the first time in my life, my path wasn’t laid out for me. If I didn’t take action,…

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