Dear Reader,

It’s chilly out there! Almost as if it’s November or something.  Though,  wow,  is it beautiful.  Cold as hell,  but lovely,  with a half-moon and the sky that bright gray,  leaves slow drifting on the breeze,  and me, contemplating emptying out the cooker to start a bonfire to sustain me while I try to let the puppy potty in peace.  Poor thing.

How are you? I hope all is well. Have you been staying warm? This is the season for snot,  so please do bundle up. A friend said ginger and lemon help boost your immune system. I’m not sure to what ratio and if there’s some water added in,  so you might want to look that up via the mighty web.

The thing I love about mornings like this despite the attempts to freeze off my tootsies, is how gorgeous it is. It sparks the imagination and helps make for good writing. 😊

I hope your day is lovely. Take care and love always,



Happy Halloween!

Dear Reader,

I hope you had a good Halloween. Did you take part in the tradition of turning off the porch light and eating the candy yourself? Best Halloween tradition. 🙂 We don’t get many trick or treaters here, though I did see Spiderman, a bride, and a hotdog at McDonalds. I hate that earlier today had to be jaded by that stupid truck in New York. Those poor people. I feel so sorry for them and their families.

I love the tradition of getting dressed up and going house to house to get candy. Nowadays I provide my own candy, but I like seeing the tradition continue on.

How has your day been? Is it cold enough for you?

I hope today’s been a good one. Take care.



Dear Reader…

Dear Reader,

How are you? How has life been? Have you read anything good lately? How is the family? I hope all is well and health and happiness have found you on this night.

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’m sorry, but when it comes to blogging, I’ve never quite found my stride. Editorials have always made me feel a bit awkward, either too wish-wasn’t or too preachy–like I’m a know it all who’s imparting my dime-store wisdom upon you. That makes me cringe. Carmen says that’s just me, that I’ve got a voice inside of me that tells me everything I do is crap, even though people love it. She’s doingher best to combat that voice, but I’ll admit that she’s got quite a road ahead of her. I’m not sure I want to give that voice up, because I’m the brim of superstition–what if that’s what keeps my writing disciplined?

She’s right, though, it would do well for me to stop overthinking things, which is why I think this will be best for me. I’ve been a pen pal for quite awhile, thanks to my friend Livvy, so this doesn’t feel quite as awkward.

There’s not much to report at the moment. Just sitting here typing this up, listening to music and glancing up at the TV screen where NA (Native American) Indians are fighting redcoats. Wonder what it’s called… Also, old battle gear looks sucky. Woof.

That’s about it for the night. I hope you’re doing well. Have you decorated for Halloween? It’s getting awfully close. Goodness, November already…

Have a great night! Take care.



A Smidge of Energy

Happy after-midnight! Clothes are in the wash, the TV is showing entertainment news and I think I might have a smidge enough of energy left in me to write. But I’m probably going to waste it, because that seems like my thing. Sigh. Also, my legs are nice and smooth! Yeah, that’s generally not something to be happy about, but I’m appreciating the small pleasure of the smoothness. So good.

Oh, well, off to do something. See you later!

Gateway Books

One of my favorite authors is Kim Harrison. I found her book Dead Witch Walking in the library and I started reading it in the car on the way home. It harkened the beginning of my using the library system and the opening up of a while new world. I’m done ways, it feels like the first book that started me REALLY reading, even though I’d truly been a reader all my life.

Something about her books, just opened me up to trying new books, with different covers, different sizes, different styles. Her books made me braver. I so admire the quality of her work, who she is as an artist.

I hope one day that I can help someone be braver and emboldened, to try new books and authors and discover some new worlds that might otherwise not have known about.

Her books were more than just a series. They were a gateway to more artwork that spoke to me and still does today.

How lucky I am to have found the perfect magic of library and book.

I can only wish everyone the same.

Happy After-Witching Hour

Snuggling up on the couch with the puppy is wonderful. I’ve got some work to do tonight. But first, I must waste time. Sigh. I need to work on my BICHOK. I need so much more of that. Any suggestions on how to keep the wordy love alive during the day? I’ve been too tired at night lately.

Have a good night!

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