When my novel, Still Life in Blood, came out in 2013, I had an “instant” following in my local writers’ group (Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild) since I had spent the previous 8 years at Free Writes! writing bits and pieces of it. I sold a hefty amount of books at my local book store (Browseabout Books).
We all have it. Whether it’s a passion for words, for our lover, or a favorite food. But what does it mean? To be passionate? Or to have a passion for something? Or to live passionately? How and why do we say these things? Before we get to that, let me first explain the meaning [...]
I just got back from Aruba. Thursday night. It was a bumpy flight. But hitting the tarmac at BWI, though rainy and cold and very windy, I felt exhilarated. It was only supposed to be a relaxing, budget-friendly vacation away from work and the normal, everyday craziness. A time to chill out and unwind and [...]
After viewing Facebook today with all the negativity, these are things everyone should do (and, yes, I need to take my own advice)…. One: Thank the Goddess you are alive and breathing. You were given another day. Use it wisely. Don't squander it. Don't wish harm on others. For that matter, don’t wish on others [...]
Pain makes people change. I am not the same person I was three weeks ago. My soul has been transformed. Who I am now embodies nothing of what I was nine months ago, or a year or even two years ago. The parts of me you remember, that made you feel like there was drama [...]
A little over two months ago I decided that I need to go on a “YES” mission. Anytime anyone asked for my help, for advice, or if I should do something or say something, I would say YES (some of the time it sounded like, “Yeah, I guess that’s a good idea.”) I called it [...]
THANK•FUL ˈTHaNGkfəl/ adjective 1. Pleased and relieved. "They were thankful that the war was finally over." 2. Expressing gratitude and relief. "An earnest and thankful prayer." Synonyms: grateful, appreciative, filled with gratitude, relieved One time I was told that I said “Thank you” too much. I don’t believe you can. Being thankful for someone [...]