What Can You Get for a Dollar?

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If you’re old enough, you might remember when people used to say you couldn’t get anything for a nickel anymore? But now it’s more like you can’t get much for a dollar these days. When I was a kid you could actually get a candy bar for a nickel and a piece of bubblegum or a sucker for a penny. …

A Flower a Day Keeps the Winter Wearies Away

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A New Flower to Name Are you ready for another flower? I’ve been searching through my flower book hoping I can find the right name for this one. I may have to make up a name myself, but I think I have it narrowed down. When identifying flowers, sometimes the pictures in the flower books vary a little from my …

Surprised by Icicles

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Are those the magic fairy wands glistening on the trees or only winter icicles that I see? (Anonymous) I took a break from trying to flesh out a new story idea yesterday and went walking. Walking is a good time for thinking. You see everything around you, but you don’t have to really think about how you’re moving your feet …

A Scene from The Seeker

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The Seeker, my Shaker book set during the first two years of the Civil War, is on special e-book sale this week for $1.99 or less on most e-book sites. It’s fun having reduced price books to give readers a chance to try one of my stories. Of course, there is always the library too for those who prefer a …

A Special E-Book Deal for Christmas

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Merry Christmas, everybody!! This is one of the cute Christmas cards I got this year and so I’m sharing it with all of you. Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, …

Birthday Stories and Flowers

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Birthdays can be like flowers, lovely and bright, different even as they come on the same day year after year. The birthday stories some of you have been sending me are the same. Some of you have birthdays where not much fuss is made, maybe cake and ice cream. Others of you have had parties and special vacations and surprises. …