Category Archives: Miscellaneous

To England!

I am going to England! My friend Kristine Hughes of Number One London blog invited me along on her exploratory trip in May for designing future tours (more on that when I know more!). We’ll be in London, Derby, and Brighton, and Kristine has all sorts of things planned. Luckily we are two like-minded Anglophiles (and Wellington … Continue reading To England!

Book Club

Do you belong to a book club? I never have, at least not in the traditional sense of meeting once a month and all reading a chosen book. But several friends (Julie Halperson, Mary Blayney, J. Keely Thrall, Lavinia Kent,  and Joy)  and I are great admirers of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series and have … Continue reading Book Club

Deadline Friday!

Book 3 in the Scandalous Summerfield Series–Genna’s Story–is due on my editor’s desk (well, in her email) tomorrow, Friday, at about noon. It is crunch time for me! So I’m going to post a few random photos from my England trips, just because I miss being there. The big news is I’m going to be … Continue reading Deadline Friday!

A Tale of Two Cemeteries

In the last week I’ve been to the two most-visited cemeteries in the nation–Arlington National Cemetery and Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. I attended a friend’s father’s burial at Arlington Cemetery, always a moving experience, especially for an army brat like me. This is the 6th one I’ve attended over the years. On a happier note, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cemeteries

Happy Thanksgiving

Does your Thanksgiving table look like this? I think this is a little Regency-esque, don’t you? Not Thanksgiving at all, then. But sometimes a Thanksgiving table can feel like this, a crowd of people all talking at once. Let us be thankful for all those friends and family seated at our table this year, noisy … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Assisted Living Cat

I’ve written before about the-cat-who-lives-on-the-kitchen-table. Her status has changed. She now lives on my living room couch. My old girl is now 20 years old and her health is definitely failing. About 10 years ago the vet discovered she had diabetes, which we decided not to treat, because it meant giving her two shots a … Continue reading Assisted Living Cat

Teresa Gaston

Monday was my mother’s birthday. She passed away in 1989 after a long painful year of deteriorating health, so it was a blessing for her. My mother was a quiet, timid, kind person who never had much confidence in herself. She never had the opportunities she and my dad gave me and my sisters and … Continue reading Teresa Gaston