#WATWB One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

I try to not use the word "love" frivolously, but I will confess that I love books. As a reader and a copyeditor, books factor heavily into my free time and lifestyle in general. Imagine how excited I was to find this month's #WATWB post! In the city of Ankara, Turkey's capital, a unique library... Continue Reading →


These are a few of my favorite . . . blogs

Probably half of my online time is spent blogging, whether that means writing for my own blogs, answering comments on them, or visiting other people's blogs. Because I'm part of the writing and editing world, a good number of those blogs feature those topics. But I consider myself fortunate to have a wonderful variety of... Continue Reading →

Celebrating each victory

So . . . my last post was a bit heavier than usual, but tonight as I write this, my heart is full. Right around the time of my previous post, we had a tiny bit of celebration in our household. Well, it was a big deal to one person in particular, and just a... Continue Reading →


As I write this post, it's Saturday, January 20. Today marks fifteen years since our youngest son passed away, only a few months shy of his fifth birthday. I'm not a naturally early riser, so I was surprised to awaken this morning before 5:30, unable to get back to sleep. Once I was awake, though,... Continue Reading →

The art of thankfulness

One of my daughter's favorite things to tease me about is a conversation we had a couple years ago. I said, "I'm so thankful . . ." and then trailed off. She waited a moment for me to finish (I was driving and therefore paying attention to traffic), then asked what I was thankful for.... Continue Reading →

#WATWB When in doubt, bake!

I'm sure a lot of people will be posting flood/hurricane stories for this month's We Are the World Blogfest (#WATWB), and I'm no different. Actually, this one kind of tickled me because it sounds like something I'd do in that situation. In Houston, workers at El Bolillo Bakery found themselves trapped at work due to... Continue Reading →

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