Volume II

Occasionally, coming up with a catchy title for my stories is difficult. Many times it is rather simple; because often the stories that I do write, come from a simple word, thought, or moment that can be used as a title. Lately, my heart and mind are overflowing with thoughts, emotion...stories to tell. The word [...]

Finding the Girl

I have always been a sentimental person. For as long as I can remember, I was interested in the old family photos, relics, and the knowledge that I could glean from the generations before me. By no means, am I a packrat. But, I do have some interesting things that I have saved along the [...]


It has been awhile, fellow readers! I sincerely hope this finds you all well, and safe during this bizarre time in our world. One would think during this time of self-isolation, that a writer would do nothing but write! My intentions were good, I assure you. Which leads to the title of this post, intention. What [...]

Starry Nights

Starry Night. The iconic painting by Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. It is one of my favorites. Perhaps it is the simply whimsy of the variations of blue in the night sky; the bold, yet soft shades of yellow depicting the stars; the cypress trees that appear to be blowing in the wind; or, perhaps [...]


What does it mean to "inspire?" Webster's definition of inspire, is to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. To fill.....to fill someone with the urge, or ability to do, or to feel...…... I have never considered myself to be one who possesses a great [...]


I write often of my Grandmother, and the monumental impact that she has made on my life. Because of her I understood the importance of proper grammar, standing up straight, looking your best when you left the house (you never know who you will run into); and the importance of perfect oral hygiene (she was a dental hygienist). I [...]

The Tipping Point

The first week of August is always difficult for me. It is the week of my grandmother's birthday. By now, all are aware of the significant impact she had on my upbringing and life in general. Even in her absence, her love for me continues to guide me. Yesterday would have been her 80th birthday. [...]

An Unwavering Love

Little known fact about me, I am a bona-fide history junkie. My grandmother had this set of World Book encyclopedias, pretty sure this is where it started. They were black and white and housed in a maple bookcase, with a sliding glass door in her breakfast nook. I remember sitting at the table and feeling a [...]