Laughter Lifts the Heart
Several years into it, and this blog still refuses to be categorized. It's eclectic and includes everything from writing posts to snippets from my ordinary life.
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Category Archives: Personal
I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … Continue reading
2019 is not going as planned. This year, my sweet Billy was supposed to retire, then we were supposed to sell our house here in east Texas and move closer to home in central Texas. By now, we were supposed … Continue reading
Today, I’m visiting with authors Sarah Ruut and Naomi Musch, both of whom conducted terrific interviews. Sarah asked what was the craziest thing I ever did—there are so many, I had a hard time choosing, so I kept it writing-related. … Continue reading
Something happened this year that really opened my eyes to the value of fans. For the past several years, my little “Canopy Bookstore” has had the same location at the festival, close to the heart of the main drag. This … Continue reading
I’ve spent the past week or so with my mother, who has, among other ailments, degenerative osteo arthritis and ulcerative colitis, a hyper-active immune system disease similar to the Crohns that has plagued me over the years. I’ve watched her … Continue reading
Merry Christmas, everyone!
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf I’d never heard of this company before I watched the episode featuring its CEO, John Fuller. Actually, I’d never watched Undercover Boss before, so both were new to me. Of course, anyone who knows me understands … Continue reading
Still shopping for Christmas presents? Haven’t even started? Here are some ideas for you, from the best of Southern authors! Be sure to look for mine!