Category Archives: Travel

Visits to the Past and Future

Albeit Very Short Ones By Jeff Salter Topic: Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as an older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed? As a kid, our family vacations … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Present

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as an older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed?” I’ll begin with the second part of the question. Assuming … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Bishop O’Connell

I met Bishop O’Connell when we both commented on another author’s Facebook page. I had to ask him about his name since my husband graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School in Northern Virginia. It was not far from where I … Continue reading

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My View of the World

Our Friday Fox asked, “How have moves or other locales affected your writing?” As you might expect, any life experience is going to color an author’s writing. But when I sat down to write this post, my first thought was … Continue reading

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Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

Since the first time I saw it on TV as a teenager, one of my favorite movies has been “Inn of the Sixth-Happiness”, with Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jürgens and Robert Donat.  I bought a VHS tape of it when as … Continue reading

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Travel Time

Our Tuesday Fox posed another topic for this week: “When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied?” Growing up, my family took very few … Continue reading

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Shoot For the Moon

“You’ve been asked to ghostwrite an autobiography for someone famous; you get to spend two weeks with this person as they tell you stories and details of their life. Who do you hope that celebrity is?” Oh, gosh, so many … Continue reading

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“May I Offer You a Sherry?”

“If you could be — even briefly — one of your OWN characters… which character would you be? Why? For how long?” That’s easy. The women in my free-style poems are in sad situations, or at least, bittersweet ones. One … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

Angelina Jameson is a writer of Regency Romance. She and I have many mutual friends and we see each other very often on Facebook.  I knew that she would be a good guest just by way of fitting in here … Continue reading

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A Little Big Anticipation, With A Big Little Dread

What are we looking forward to this year and what do we dread? The year is young, but TODAY is about BOTH! No other real plans this year, except for in a couple of weeks, but that is tied into … Continue reading

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