50 Million of Anything is Something

Last week, a ticker that I watch count up every day put 7 zeros and a 5 on the board. 50 million trees planted by groups all over the world. The ticker is on the home-screen of Ecosia.org, a search engine that I’ve had installed on my computer since last year. This company devotes the […]

Frankenstein is not my favorite book

Photo taken at Drombeg Stone Circle, Glandore Co. Cork.      Frankenstein is not my favorite book. There is a list of texts: novels, short stories, biographies, poetry, that I turn and return to time and again when I need to leave the world lie for a spell and live on my own. These are […]

Can you see the unicorn?

  A child came to my house this week and asked to see the unicorn that goes round and round and round. Before we continue, can I just say that kids ask the darndest things? Having danced tribes of 8-12 year olds through summers at Girl Scout camp, I’ve fielded a few doozies. My favorite […]

Songs About Texas

I live in Ireland, but I’m headed home to Texarkana. I said a version of this last week waiting in line for a flight to Dallas from Philadelphia with a fellow TXK-an, statistical anomaly thy name is airport, and was treated to wry side eye and a comment about getting out and being dragged back. […]


This morning I woke up to an email from the copy editor. I’ve had a content editor for the story and an everything-else editor for the authors note and other not-story stuff, and now I’ve had a copy editor and get this—she liked it! She called it a “wonderful manuscript”! She said she had a […]

Welcome Lovelies

Thanks for joining me! So this is a website? My website. The place where I put the stuff. What stuff? Who knows- definitely not me. This is a learning process and patience will be much appreciated as we fumble through this together. In short, thank you for being here, for showing interest and showing up. […]