This website is devoted to family, friends and followers. It highlights shared interests and the reading generated by readers' exchanges.
During the years of my column writing, I sent my published writings to a discussion group. It is no longer as active as it once was, but you may send comments to us by clicking here:
Under "2016/2015 WTE and CTE Columns" you'll find the columns I wrote for two newspapers: the Wyoming TribuneEagle, and the Casper Star Tribune. Both papers changed editors in 2016; my work was terminated. I had worked with WTE Editor Eckhardt since fall 2011.
A writing log appears under "News Log." In the spring of 2017, while at work restructuring this website I failed to add weekly blogs, but that's about to change.
In "My Writing" you will find my writing credo, several poems from my collection, A Slip of the Tongue, and a story, "Off Guard," published in the “Women Working” issue of Sing! Heavenly Muse. Then there is the curriculum vita of my working days, a (dated) proposal and table of contents of the book I once hoped to publish, and other bits and pieces of my writing efforts.
"Reviews" contains the write-up from Jeanne Bryner, the judge who awarded me the Frank D. Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award, as well as commentary by Stan Ivester, a teacher at Anderson School regarding my volunteer work. More recently I posted reader responses to my columns.
Links to my favorite writers’ groups and the websites of writers from whom I have learned appear on "Links I Like." On "Music Gallery" you'll find guitar pieces I've practiced, and their equivalent YouTube renditions by professional performers.
"Hemp Diaries" is my latest page addition. The "Books Gallery" contains dust-cover copies of some of the books I like.
I am in the process of archiving the columns but I'll put together a page of favorite s, 2011 through early 2017.
"Picture Gallery" contains photos and snapshots that augment family stories.
With my granddaughter in her family's home near Milano, Texas, in 2016.
California sons and grandsons enjoy a day at the beach. Those grandsons have grown--see my first 2017 entry under News Log.
With guitar partner Russ Williams performing at a meeting (at the library) of the Cheyenne Guitar Society.
This is my canine companion, Abby, who joined my household in June of 2015.