Why I Started Freelance Writing

Freelance writing was merely a delayed career choice. My UBC post#9 is about why I started freelance writing, which I already briefly mentioned in a previous post. I have enjoyed writing since my early teens, around junior high school (MANY years ago), but never did anything serious or significant with it until a little over … Read more

He Would Have Been 79 Today

My beloved Dad would have been 79 today (3-15) – but instead, he is celebrating his 9th year in Heaven. We used to celebrate our March birthdays together, along with my middle daughter, whose birthday is April 3rd. Most of the rest of the family have summer and fall birthdays. I’m thankful for my Dad … Read more

She Would Have Been 83 Today

My Mom would have been 83 today. She passed away on July 7, 2011,  only about 14 months after this picture was taken. Ironically, her little dog companion, Annie, also passed away a few months before Mom did. I mentioned these in a previous post ten days ago, on the six-month anniversary of her death, … Read more

Dreaming a Dream of Excellence

Since Martin Luther King’s Day just passed, with the usual reflection on his “I have a dream” speech, I wanted to discuss the topic here. I dream a dream of excellence. The basic definition for excellence is that it is “the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good” and demonstrating qualities or characteristics … Read more

The Mad Mouse Mission

It all started when I opened the pantry cupboard door to grab my old-fashioned oats to make my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. Perched on the middle shelf below the oats, a little mouse stared back at me with its beady little eyes. I freaked out and slammed the door, which I’m sure scared the … Read more