Pencils and Pants Day

My morning started out like most of my week days these past few months.  I had breakfast with my husband, a sniper of daily news on YouTube, and a short walk to the car to drop him off at work.  When the door opened I wasn’t greeted by an outdoor sauna by with my firstContinue reading “Pencils and Pants Day”

Sharing Resources

This weekend was make-up melting weather but I made it outside of my air-conditioned space a few times for some extra exercise and to meet with my new literary friends again.  My meeting with them on Saturday lifted my heart.  A wide grin spread across my face when they looked at their 269 page manuscriptContinue reading “Sharing Resources”

Building Your Library

Remember, summer reading clubs as children? Sometimes, we need to create our own summer camp and get through the list of books that we never finished. I know all of you have your own pile at home as story tellers, writers, and content creators. Let’s make a change this summer to get through our pileContinue reading “Building Your Library”

The Way Home

Yesterday, I was driving home with the sun shining through the window and as soon as I put my visor down large, wet drops started to plop onto my car.  I thought someone turned on a sprinkler nearby but no spouts poured out of the fire hydrants.  Umbrellas popped up out of nowhere.  Temperatures reachedContinue reading “The Way Home”

Changing Your Scenery

This week the weather in Minnesota could fry an egg on our cars but there are cooler spots under trees, or places to dip our toes into cool water.  The highways are lined with campers and boats in toe on Friday and those at the offices are leaving earlier.  The thought of laying back onContinue reading “Changing Your Scenery”

Featured Artist of the Month!

Hold on everybody, another plate is going onto a spinner. I’m going to be a featured artist at The Art Shoppe in Minneapolis! I’m two weeks away from showing my artwork and having wall space in July and August. What’s one more deadline added into my schedule? Good thing I stayed up late last weekContinue reading “Featured Artist of the Month!”

Memorial Day Memories

This weekend the Minnesota crockpot came out in the middle of a cold, drizzly Saturday to slow-cook a roast. Long weekends means added never ending soups and slow cookers in my family. I remember weekends on the lake and letting one large pot of soup boil every day. Every day we added to the flavorContinue reading “Memorial Day Memories”

Walk in the Rain

This week Minneapolis turned into a little Seattle with drizzling, wet, rainy days. Something in the air changed as the hot air was pushed down into the wet earth, and it was as if my body sensed this subtle shift. My eyes closed as I walked down the street in my orange umbrella and IContinue reading “Walk in the Rain”

Beginner’s Luck

April showers bring cloudy days to Minnesota this week.  No one in this State who’s been here for more than a year blinks when we get more than one season in a day as we transition.  In the past few weeks, there’s been days that started sunny, turned cold, and went from drizzle to snowContinue reading “Beginner’s Luck”

Happy Easter!

This Easter my husband and I entered into the land of cheese curds and Spotted Cow beer. Yes, we’re in Wisconsin. Sometimes, you’re so used to city life that you forget there’s more to your surroundings than rush hour, emergency sirens, and buildings. Stepping out of our car last night the first sound to hitContinue reading “Happy Easter!”

American Memories

Walking around in public places these days we are witness to all kinds of things. Sometimes, we encounter lunacy, joy, and ignorance. Being able to go to a social place, like the Mall of America, we meet people from all over the world but there’s always those few who will choose ignorance and hate. ThereContinue reading “American Memories”