2014 Reading List

(Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon.com.) There are a lot of lists about books showing up on blogs this week. Literary sites are listing the best or most notable (whatever that means) books of the year and some bloggers are listing the books that made the greatest impression on them this

Coming Home To The Library

A few years ago, for a brief time, I wrote a column for a local newspaper. Today, I'm sharing with you the first of those columns that was published on September 9, 2010 in the Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter. I’ve had a library card for as long as I can remember. I can still picture the library


Recently we spent a few days in our nation's capital, Ottawa, Ontario, where we gathered to celebrate the life of my husbands oldest brother who left us suddenly and much too soon. Air travel can sometimes leave me frazzled and cranky as I deal with navigating through unfamiliar airports, crowds of people (not all of whom share the same


This morning I came across some exiting news from Terri Tiffany. Terri was one of the first people I got to know when I entered the blogosphere six years ago and she was, and still is, one of the most encouraging and inspiring women I have ever encountered. I couldn't click the link fast enough