How I Write

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the writing processes of so many of my writer friends lately through the How We Write Blog Tour. For those of you who are not regular readers of blogs, a blog tour/ blog hop/ writing meme/I really don’t know what this is called, is when you answer a series of questions and then ask other writers to answer the same questions. When Dana of The Kitchen Witch asked me to participate, I decided to give it a try ....more

Thank You, Erma

It’s been over a week since I returned from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. This means that there are less than 103 weeks until the next one. ...more

For the Love of the Library

My first memories of the library include huge slanted tables with picture books atop, a small room for story hours, and rows of encyclopedias for elementary school projects. ...more

Where I’m From

I am from my father’s recliner where I fell asleep upon his lap, from Little House on the Prairie, and soft serve ice-cream cones handed to anxious hands through the walk up window at the Dairy Dump. I am from a little white ranch with yellow shutters and a cement front stoop, from a family room warmed by a wood burning stove – don’t forget to open the flue – and from the consistent sound of a basketball bouncing on the battered driveway. I am from Grand Lake and its channels and creeks, from the woods and gullies of Deepest Worth, from neighborhood campouts ...more

Some things are not meant to change

When Rosebud was a baby, she swooned for biker dudes. ...more


Spring Break is upon us bringing with it sunshine and near sixty degree temperatures (for today at least). We took this opportunity to venture into Chicago for a quick lunch with Charlie and a jaunt over to the Garfield Park Conservatory. It was a day for flowers… and green… and making wishes ....more

Old School Blogging

I’m linking up with Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life and Kim from Co-Pilot Mom for Old School Blogging where I answer a list of random questions. And we’re off… What is the last thing you watched on TV?...more

Tales and Tidbits

My daughter and over a dozen of her friends sat in our basement Friday watching John Hughes movies (specifically Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club). They referred to this event as “Oldies Night.” What do you get when you add one dog to a teeny tiny back yard filled with layer upon layer of snow during an unrelenting winter? Ask my son ....more

From the Memory Box – On Apples and Trees

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes. Cheerio inherited my sense of direction ....more

Donna Day 2014

This is Donna. ...more