Looking back on 2014 I realize that it has been a year of many changes for me. As with all changes, some were good, some were expected and some came as a complete surprise. In February of 2014 I left Suffolk University after 15 years. While this change was not totally of my own choosing, … Continue reading 2014 was a very good year!
Some of my brother's photography work. This is with oil and milk.
I was a little surprised, a little queasy and a lot impressed when my uncle donated his body to science. I had never known anyone to donate their body to science before and I wasn’t sure what donating your body to science means. Is there a funeral? What happens to the remains once they have … Continue reading Anatomical Gift?
It's Easter and I run upstairs to get some serving dishes. In a cabinet that holds many things like serving dishes, art supplies, home-made jams and empty jars, sewing supplies, I see the old white teapot that had been displayed by my grandmother and then my parents on a shelf in their dining rooms. The … Continue reading Teapot and memories
Now that my first novel, Deadlines Are Murder, has been out on amazon.com and smashwords.com for a year and has sold about 650 copies, it's time to get cranking on my second novel, Weddings Are Murder. While my intentions have been good, my progress has been slow. I can attribute some of this slowness to … Continue reading Writing Life: Progress on my 2nd novel
New England and particularly the Boston area is experiencing a blizzard, or a nor'easter with snow, or a winter storm. They, which is The Weather Channel, have named it Nemo and according to this article, http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/naming-nemo-gets-traction-130208.htm, the naming of this storm and winter storms is catching on. And a lot of it has to do with … Continue reading Nemo, a Storm of Historic Proportions?!
Ready to be introduced to some new authors through a Blog Hop? Never heard of a Blog Hop? It's new to me too. I’m going to answer ten questions and at the bottom are links to blogs for several other authors I’d like you to meet. They’ll be guest-blogging next Wednesday, so please check back … Continue reading The Next Big Thing – Blog Hopping
There's a recipe in our CSA newsletter for turnips and yogurt. Why in the world, I wonder, would anyone want to have turnips and yogurt. I won't eat them individually, let along together. I learned that I do not like turnips through my CSA. Our first year as members brought a lot of new vegetables … Continue reading Turnips and yogurt? Why?
Do you believe in ghosts? or haunted houses? I do. The funny thing is that I'm not really superstitious and not likely to believe most ghost stories but since I lived in one once, I do believe. I'd like to say that the house was a part of my youthful imagination, but I'm not the … Continue reading Haunted Houses, do you believe?
We're back from a 17 day trip to Italy. It was the best vacation of my life, so far. We saw Como, Milan, Florence, Rome and the village in Abruzzi where my husbands great-grandparents came from then back to Rome. We took the slow boat around Lake Como and found it to be so relaxing. … Continue reading Observations on our Trip to Italty