The Hill Country and rocky roads

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Packed to the rear window, we’re heading over four states and nine hours from Florida to Austin to visit with family for Thanksgiving. From closely cropped St. Augustine to wind-danced rye, we’ve seen some changes along the way. From rural to industrial to modern, from snapper to Dickies Pralines and corn nuts, the contrasts have […]

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The dichotomy of giving thanks

Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

I admit it. We’ve had a rough fourth quarter. Broken bones, a blood clot, bank seizure, disagreeable loan refinance terms, witnessing a decline in my dad’s health, all of which happened within the span of two months. I’ve been troubled with sleepless nights and nightmares, that is, until my sister reminded me of something: that […]

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At a loss for words

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

It’s an odd feeling for a writer to lose interest in writing. Give me joy, I can write. Give me saddness, I can write. But give me angst, and I’m just speechless. Days after my son’s football injury, he had a seizure in front of my husband and me and passed out. After another trip […]

Categories: Overview of the Book and Me