Fun, Entertainment, and Sleepy Hollow

Last Friday the 13th was the launch of a collaborative effort, http://waterfrontwriters.com/. It’s a labor of love that was dreamed up by three of the four members of my writers’ group–the three of us with a taste for dark tales. While releasing anything onto the internet is like shedding one tear into the ocean, we’re… Continue reading Fun, Entertainment, and Sleepy Hollow

Drumroll, please…

I’m trying to contain my excitement, but good luck with that.  I want to announce the launch of a new website to be launched on September 13th — that’s Friday the 13th! I am lucky to have met two wonderful writers who spur my imagination and challenge me to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my creative leanings… and this… Continue reading Drumroll, please…

Energy Efficient Appliances… Is it Me?

I am all about taking care of Mother Earth and better stewardship and doing my part. I own an energy-efficient washing machine and dryer. I even received a tax credit for purchasing appliances that were “energy star” or some-such. Joke is on me. And I’m sure I’ve more than spent that credit… on the electric… Continue reading Energy Efficient Appliances… Is it Me?

Reading Nook

Early Eclectic Reading Nook

Who knew a simple reading nook could be such a draw to a diverse range of ages and interests? I created a little reading nook for myself in my postage stamp-sized living room. It’s where my big TV used to sit, the focal point of the living room. When I canceled cable in hopes of… Continue reading Reading Nook

Self-Reliance

The East Coast was slammed by Hurricane Sandy a week ago. I am most fortunate that my area dodged that destructive weather system. Seeing people struggle in the aftermath is heartbreaking, the pictures and stories of devastation shudder-inducing and a prayer that “there but for the grace of God go I…” (Not that weather systems… Continue reading Self-Reliance

Horror Reading Blitz

  freedigitalphotos.net It’s October, and like many–I love Halloween. This year I’m working on celebrating it a different way: less candy, more reading. I’ve been immersed in the horror classics, with some Edgar Allan Poe short stories, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. I hope… Continue reading Horror Reading Blitz