Opening doors

Opening doors

My husband Craig and I are getting long-needed repairs done on our home: deck and fencing fixes, siding repairs, new...

Small-town living

Small-town living

Craig and I have now lived in our home in Smalltown, USA, aka Loyalton, California–population 790–for more than 35 years....

Dessert–in various forms

Dessert–in various forms

What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake? Pie? Anything chocolate? All of the above?   At a writers’ retreat in Monterey...

Tripquests

Tripquests

Do you love to travel? I’ve gotten a crazy bug for it lately! I  am also sort of an OCD...

Off to see the wizard

Off to see the wizard

My sister Nan was a huge Wizard of Oz fan. In fact, she had a whole Wizard of Oz themed...

Keeping score

Keeping score

Some of you know — especially if you live locally — that I have been the official basketball scorekeeper at...

Daddy-daughter dates

Daddy-daughter dates

My husband Craig just took our daughter Rebekah to our church’s Father-Daughter Dance for the second year in a row....

Pennies for . . . pizza?

Pennies for . . . pizza?

I learn something every day from my high school students. Today their lesson was about motivation. Our school is again...

A clutter-free existence

A clutter-free existence

I hate clutter. I like a thing in its place, so I have a bright, shining face. Therefore, when I...

Take a walk in their shoes

Take a walk in their shoes

I love walking, but in the winter in the Sierra Valley it’s challenging. Sub-freezing temperatures. Snow. Ice. Shorter daylight hours....