Chattahoochee Child – Walking Into the Fears of Cancer…


Dearest Readers: Periodically, I post a few stories from the book, “Chattahoochee Child” — my latest work-in-progress. Hope you enjoy!   The morning my father and I learned to forgive each other started like most mornings in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Resting motionless in bed, he reminded me of a frail injured bird with crippledContinue reading “Chattahoochee Child – Walking Into the Fears of Cancer…”

Welcome Home — Vietnam Veterans Day


Dearest Readers: Did you know March 29, 2015 was Vietnam Veterans Day??? What?!??? You did not know? Why didn’t the news media share this information? Good question which I do not have the answer! I confess, I have a special place, bonded tightly within my heart for Vietnam Veterans; after all, my husband is aContinue reading “Welcome Home — Vietnam Veterans Day”

Hurricane Hugo — The Aftermath of the Storm…September 21, 2014


Dearest Readers: I have been quiet for a bit. Just a bit perplexed with writing…feeling as if I could not write one word ever again. Alas, I am back — on this day September 21, 2014 — 25 years after Hurricane Hugo strove to destroy the beautiful City of Charleston, SC. So many people cannotContinue reading “Hurricane Hugo — The Aftermath of the Storm…September 21, 2014”

Domestic Violence in South Carolina…Will It EVER END???


Dearest Readers: Yesterday, I posted a story related to the book I am working on: “Chattahoochee Child.” The post I published yesterday was written months ago, revised a bit yesterday and published. I suppose the articles I am reading lately, a series from the Post and Courier newspaper titled, “Till Death Do Us Part,” http://www.postandcourier.com/tilldeath/Continue reading “Domestic Violence in South Carolina…Will It EVER END???”

To Dream — One Must Sleep — Something I Battle Nightly


Dearest Readers: Have you missed me? I’ve certainly missed the opportunity to sit down at my desk, glue my butt to the chair and write. I’ve had so many unexpected interruptions and demands I’ve actually wished to run away from myself. Life demands is what I call them. The City of Charleston, SC has hadContinue reading “To Dream — One Must Sleep — Something I Battle Nightly”

Reminiscing on July 6 of Each Year…


Dearest Readers: July 6 is always a day to remember for me. Why? Allow me to explain. During the stressful days of my dad’s terminal illness with esophageal cancer during December 1997 until his death on July 6, 1999, I have felt such a loss. I’ve had people tell me I need to move on.Continue reading “Reminiscing on July 6 of Each Year…”

Happy New Year, 2014


Dearest Readers Today is New Years Eve. A time for everyone to celebrate, just a bit too much. A time to give thanks that we are able to ‘welcome in the New Year.’ When I think of New Years Eve, I think of friendship, spending time with some of my closest friends and reminiscing aboutContinue reading “Happy New Year, 2014”

Animals Communicate to Us…


Dearest Readers: Today, I awaken to another gray day in Charleston. Now, it is raining outside. Raindrops tap, tap, tap, on the windows and I’m thankful I called my four-legged family members inside only moments ago. They are so funny when it rains. When the back door opens, they rush inside, only to stop asContinue reading “Animals Communicate to Us…”

Losing Weight, the Weight Watchers Way


Dearest Readers: If  you read my posts on a regular basis, you might recognize I haven’t written much lately about losing weight. Why? That’s an easy question to answer. I have been stuck in a plateau — for 12 months, bouncing back and forth, trapped inside a spinning wheel, my body refused to drop belowContinue reading “Losing Weight, the Weight Watchers Way”

Doctor’s Scales vs. Weight Watchers Scales — WHICH One Is Correct???


Dearest Readers: I hope you are doing well, enjoying the weekend. My plans for this morning were to go outside early and walk my silly children. Unfortunately, it is an overcasting morning with rain in the forecast, so the plans changed. I will play with my children, and hop on the treadmill instead. If IContinue reading “Doctor’s Scales vs. Weight Watchers Scales — WHICH One Is Correct???”