Monthly Archives: February 2016

Characters: Organic and Planned.

My efforts at novel writing during the recent NaNoWriMo contest this past November has provided the ground work or perhaps better stated, the initial soil, for a novel that has completely captured my senses. This jump start has provided a … Continue reading

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On bullies

Characters we love to hate. Or is it characters we hate that we are asked to love? I am a big fan of Downton Abbey. For these past six years, Mom and I have watched Sunday night seasonal episodes between … Continue reading

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Waiting on My Time.

-above painting by Lars Lerin   Cliffs. Crashing Waves. Dog. Cottage. Tea. Book. A bird flies over head. Cloud. Rocks. Wild grasses. A very gentle wind that let’s me know the planning is breathing. These are just a few images … Continue reading

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Balancing on the wave of life

I find it marvelous that in the midst of emotional upheaval, difficult remembrances, and darker moments that I find my way back up to the surface and can gasp for that breath of refreshing air. Every day brings a new … Continue reading

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Jury Duty: Part II

The morning continues with more questions first from the judge. Randomly, she selects various prospective jurors to answer questions about themselves. What do they do for a living? Where do they live? Do they reside with any other adults in … Continue reading

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Jury Duty: Part I

It arrived in my mailbox around six weeks ago. A jury summons for my county. The summons instructed me that the jury duty service would last at minimum one week, but could be longer depending on the trial for which … Continue reading

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Chaucer and Chaos

All good things must come to an end. Says who and why? Well evidently it was Chaucer back in 1374. The why part requires more research.   I was thinking about chaos the other day. There are certain people of … Continue reading

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