A Hallmark Christmas in the Making

Our early December in Avon, North Carolina has had the charm of a Hallmark Christmas movie. There are a few exceptions, of course. ...We didn't end up here accidentally. ....We're not snowed in or trapped here by inclement weather.  ...We didn't start out hating Christmas or each other. ...We aren't estranged from anyone. But it… Continue reading A Hallmark Christmas in the Making

beach, From my Bookshelf, Writing

Blue Mind Magic

I usually try to write blogs based on what causes an emotional reaction in me. So, you'd think that being at the warm, sunny beach in February would trigger a lot of emotions. The problem is that the calming effects of the ocean lull me into a kind of beach bliss -- such a subdued,… Continue reading Blue Mind Magic