Day 4 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: An E-Book!

December 6, 2012

I’m still celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the release of Cherries in Winter – by giving away gifts! Today’s present: the e-book version of Cherries 🙂 All you have to do to win is be the first person to leave a comment on my blog. When you do, please specify your e-reading device: Kindle, Nook, […]

Esteem Room

November 26, 2012

One of the themes I wrote about in Cherries in Winter was the recession. My grandparents survived the Great Depression; my great-grandparents were immigrants who barely got by. My mother and I learned a lot from our family’s experiences about strength, optimism, and occasionally spending some dwindling cash on a little present – for yourself. […]

Putting Up Gratitude Soup

November 23, 2012

Happy day after Thanksgiving! This day has come to be known as Black Friday, when people take advantage of their time off from work by getting ahead on their holiday shopping. I guess that makes sense. But I’m still basking in the glow of a day that was so extraordinary in its ordinary beauty, because […]