Time to get going again. . .


. . .And I’d like to kick things off with a special end-of-summer $.99 sale on all my Kindle books.  If you like fantasy and ghost stories, visit my author page and take a look.  If you like what you find, let me know.  If you don’t like what you find, let me know, too, so I can improve.  I take my craft seriously and constantly look for ways to polish and refine.

Enough of the commercial. . .

It’s been an exciting last few months.  I’ve relocated yet again, finally got a yard in, and rescued a fur baby.  Meet Sassy:


She showed up, cold, hungry, and scared at my brother’s place about 10 days before Christmas last year.  I immediately fell in love with her, and since my brother already has a very territorial and cantankerous old tom cat, I took her home with me.  We’ve had our ups and downs, but she has settled in very well and I wouldn’t part with her for the world!  I mean, look at that sweet face!

She lets me think I run the place, but when it’s all said and done SHE’s the boss!  She’s proven the cat-alyst for a few cat-astrophe’s, but so far we haven’t suffered a major cat-aclysm (although one may come barreling down the pike yet!).  Plus, she’s already provided enough material for a sizable humorous book!  I could regale you for hours with accounts of her antics, but think I ought to set up a camera instead, maybe even put her on Youtube.  She’s pretty photogenic, in my humble opinion.  And there’s nothing better than a faithful companion to travel life’s road with!

At any rate, you can expect a few posts with Sassy as the main attraction.  Stay tuned!

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Encouragement for the Weary


Another year is drawing to a close and the year-end holiday season is upon us.  But amid all the gaiety, thanksgiving, feasting, and gift-giving many of us suffer depression and weariness.  Christian blogger David Qaoud offers five inspirational quotes for John Calvin, a sixteenth-century theologian and pastor who himself suffered physical infirmities, criticism, and heartbreak.  You can read Mr. Qaoud’s post here.

Dark though the world may seem, all can enjoy God’s salvation, love and provision.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. . .  Hebrews 3:7, 8

Wishing you all a happy and blessed holiday season!



Life, Photography

The Best Revenge


Sweet Freedom and Wide Open Spaces

Pink and Purple Sky

June 30 has come and gone.  I’ve settled into my new place and celebrated my first week of “retirement.”  I must admit to an initial feeling of trepidation about not having a “real” job anymore.  Strangely, after years of wishing myself out of that rut, I felt like a fish running out of water as the day approached when fate would suddenly thrust me out.  But on the 30th, as I walked–no, skipped–out of the corporate world for the last time into the sunshine, relief vanquished fear.  Finally, free to pursue my dreams unhindered, I could breathe again.  I headed my truck down a highway shimmering with summer heat, embracing the spacious countryside as the city with its endless construction, congestion, and road rage melted into memory behind me.

Now, instead of buildings I see rolling hills; instead of traffic, I hear lilting birdsong or the wind whispering through the trees.  I share my new home with an affectionate long-haired tom cat and two black rabbits.  For now I have no desire to go anywhere else.  It’s wonderful just to savor these beautiful surroundings, ride my bike in the hills, write my books, and take photographs.  A whole new world with new adventures has opened up.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!