Three years ago today I crossed the bridge from blog reader to blogger.   Cornish-Windsor covered bridge, Vermont (and New Hampshire)   I was scared, but I had a plan when I published my first post, There’s No Place Like the Prairie. I wanted to create my author-ly space here on the internet (aka author platform), A place to hang my quirky creative brand hat not that I could define it at the time Mini me wearing one of my… Read more »

    I kind of have a fascination for barns.     I’m not sure why I’m drawn to barns and farm stuff. I’ve lived in apartments, houses, in the burbs, the city, and on military housing bases… but never in a barn, or on a farm.     Although I’ve lodged for a night in a converted horse barn in Ireland.   Someone could use a sugar cube.   Maybe it’s because I occasionally shared a room with an… Read more »

  Meet Phyllis. Phyllis, the star of Susanna Leonard Hill‘s books PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS & APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS. Phyllis is a groundhog and a prognosticator, which sounds a lot like procrastinating. Especially when you factor in those Groundhog days in which she sees her shadow.  Then everything gets pushed off for another six weeks. Can’t say I haven’t been there. Anyway, you see those teenagers shuffling around in the background? They finished exams last week at the high school where I eavesdrop… Read more »