“For the love of thunder!” Damien ran for the door. Eugene of all people, was out there alone. What was he going to do if a kidnapper went after him? Fix their saddle with the pliers he kept in his back pocket? He rushed down the stairs. “Eugene!” […]
I like to make people laugh and then say, "hmmm." If I have done that then I have successfully changed the way you have seen the world.
May people who understand your problems be there to patiently guide you to a solution. I’m adding to this wish, that their guidance gives you the ability to recognize the courage hiding behind the cranky face that comes with the initial reaction to those unpleasant experiences.
“It’s been a long time since she’s had dessert,” Brian mused. In his description of Dolph’s farm Eugene mentioned that Caitlin was the only girl on the ranch. The evidence of the absence of female presence was witnessing her lick the last bits of pie off her fingers […]
And, so you have yet another reason why I love our small town in the far, far north. Our elixir for fear is a cup of coffee sweetened with some healthy banter.
This is the first chapter to the sequel of the Fractured Fairy Tale. I release one chapter a week for my students. Be on the lookout for updates. The singular cloud that funneled slightly at the bottom broke apart into smaller clouds and drifted away from Dan’s property […]
Every Friday my afternoon involves reading and teaching library skills to Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Today the same child cried when another girl got The Lion King book before her, and subsequently declared this the best day ever when she was able to check out Kittens […]
I prayed for a snow day. Like a kid promising a parent they’d eat their broccoli, I made bargains. And, the good Lord said something to the effect of, “You’re going to face this challenge.” With a face grim with determination, and knuckles white from gripping the steering […]
Three months ago I wrote a blog about small town life. And then it seemed I fell into a chasm. Actually, I did. Kind of. But not really. I had facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr talking to each other. And, for the life of me, I could […]
Summer. Think vacations, hot dogs, staying up to stargaze, and being bit by mosquitos. It’s a time where heartwarming memories are simmered to perfection. This weekend was our annual Gala Days; which was also combined with the all school reunion. Every person that ever attended the high school […]
Meeting in front of the house after a breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, the friends piled into Dan’s wagon. Caitlin overheard Nicholas mention to Eugene that he’d stay permanently if they had that every day for breakfast. Dan and Mark sat in the front, and the kids […]