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October 19, 2020

I walk around holding my chicken sandwich,

and a diet coke while I search for an open seat

in the crowded Perimeter Mall food Court.

I spy a grey-haired woman sitting at a table

for two with an open seat. "I hope you don't

mind if I scoot myself in here,"I say.

"Not at all,"...

July 15, 2020

I do not feel older than dirt, but I must admit

that I did not lay eyes on a television set until

my third grade class took a field trip to

a restaurant where we saw a television

show on a fuzzy black and white screen.

It was sent from St. Louis to our town.

When using the t...

February 23, 2020

If you should get there before I do,

save me a place at your left side

I will be along in my own time

Meanwhile, I will water the pansies

while the woodpeckers work out their

own frustrations on the tall pines.

I will plant red and white impatiens

and wait for the Caroina wre...

May 16, 2019

I sat in the midst of boxrs filled to the brim

with old letters, journals, short stories,

essays, and poems finished, or not, notes 

from writing classes I took or taught,

chapters from unfinished novels, I had 

spent years writing, notebooks filled with

favorite q...

July 5, 2018

It was a hot muggy day in July of 1953. The Cincinnati Reds were playing the Brooklyn Dodgers at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Reds outfielder, Jim Greengrass got a hit.  He raced past first, rounded second, and headed for third.  Greengrass crashed into the third basem...

June 7, 2017

I have been keeping a quotation notebook for many years. I got the idea from author, Rosemary Daniel, after attending one of her Zona Roza writing workshops.  Some quotations come from Rosemary. I have borrowed the others from all over. I hope you enjoy reading these....

May 8, 2017

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night.  You can only see as far as the headlights go, but you take the trip anyhow."  I like to remember that quote when I am working on a book.  It's impossible to know all of the twists and turns that will come down the road....

March 28, 2017

                                    Save  Me A Place

                        If you should get there before I do,...

March 16, 2017

                                                    Zona Rosa

                        I sit at my writing desk in case I am inspired,...

March 5, 2017

1 Jar Spicy Corn Salsa 

1 can Black Beans, rinsed

1/2 Jar medium or mild Salsa - 8 oz

Mix and serve with Tortilla Chips

(I used the scoop chips)

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