Category: On Life and Writing

The Connection between Worry and Control

 September 15, 2021

Do you worry about people and events over which you have no control? Are you stressed out from trying to control all those things you worry about? Tell me, are worriers control freaks? Is there a connection between worry and control? In high school I had this crazy idea. The things I worried about never […]

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Going from Doom-scrolling to God-scrolling

 August 25, 2021

Like many others during the past year and a half, I’ve found myself obsessively searching out and reading bad news—doom-scrolling. It’s like watching a train-wreck, unable to turn away. Lately I’ve been asking myself—Is there a way to go from doom-scrolling to God-scrolling? What Is Doom-scrolling? Doom-scrolling or doom-surfing, is the tendency to continue to […]

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Land of Deep Waters

 August 13, 2021

Honduras and other Central American countries have been in the news because of the number immigrants, including families with children, coming from there to the United States. Land of Deep Waters gives a glimpse of the situation in these countries which has created this influx of immigrants. Honduras Gangs are a huge problem in Honduras […]

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August Book Deals

 August 5, 2021

Check out my August book deals! Great summer reads – learn history through reading fiction. One, Buying Time, is set during the 1980s. The other, Land of Deep Waters, is set in Honduras, spanning thirty years from the 1970’s to 2000. August Book Deals – Buying Time Revisit the Cold War era when peaceful protesters […]

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God’s Conspiracy Theory

 August 3, 2021

Conspiracy theories are everywhere. They tell of dark evil cabals threatening human existence, plotting the overturn of society as we know it, putting profits over people and running the world based on their own designs. All of the talk about conspiracies got me thinking – does God have a conspiracy theory? And if so, what […]

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Food for the Soul at Douglas Michigan

 July 20, 2021

This past week I spent three days at Douglas, MI, while my husband attended a gathering for members of his fraternity. While he and his buddies played euchre, golfed, shared memories, and updated each other on their lives, I enjoyed the small town of Douglas. We both experienced food for our souls. He found it […]

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Five Reasons Why Readers Don’t Write Reviews and My Big ASK!

 July 14, 2021

I first wrote this five years ago. The post remains relevant! There are a number of reasons why readers don’t write reviews of books. Below are five. As I evaluate my progress over the past years in the world of independent publishing and mark off checklists (website –check, blog – check, email capture – check, […]

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Crossing the Divide From Middle Age to Young Old

 July 1, 2021

This year I turned sixty-five. I can no longer kid myself that I am middle aged. I have crossed the divide from middle age to young old. From Middle Age to Young Old For years I’ve been moving the goal post. You see, getting old is not a goal I sought to achieve. It just […]

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Religious Add-Ons

 June 21, 2021

What is it about us humans that we can’t leave well enough alone? If something is good, then we have to add on in the illusion it will make it better rather than enjoying what we have. If ice cream is good, then adding candy bars makes it better. Sometimes it does. I do enjoy […]

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1000 Pages of Research – Part Two

 June 3, 2021

As a life-long learner, I love the research involved with writing a book, whether fiction or non-fiction. Some books require more research than others. That was the case with my latest book, Amazing. Or, as I wrote in my blog post about the research I did for An Irish Slip Step, 1000 Pages of Research […]

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