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What pain has taught me

I’ve been struggling with frequent migraines for the past few years. It’s not the most fun part of my life, so I very rarely talk about it. Who wants to talk about a big bummer all the time? Not me! But the experience of… Continue Reading “What pain has taught me”

#FBF: When good people made bad Jello

Hey…pssst! Yeah. You! Have you preordered your copy of All Manner of Things yet? You can go ahead and do that now. Don’t worry, this post isn’t going anywhere. Friends, I want to talk to you today about one of the more disturbing things… Continue Reading “#FBF: When good people made bad Jello”

#FBF: An Unsung Hero of Music

Unless you’re the kind of person who reads through all of the names on an album’s “credits”, you may not have heard the name Hal Blaine. Honestly, I hadn’t until I saw a Tweet reporting that he’d passed away. After doing a little digging,… Continue Reading “#FBF: An Unsung Hero of Music”

Now Go: Writing and Fear and Madeleine L’Engle

Life can be scary. We’ve been at war for over a decade, there are rumors and hints of new wars in our newsfeeds near daily, our kids go to schools where they have to practice hiding in the case of a shooter entering the… Continue Reading “Now Go: Writing and Fear and Madeleine L’Engle”

#FBF: Great toys of the 1960s that we still love in 2019

We have a lot of cool toy that we can thank the 1960s for. Many of these you may still have in your house now! Check it out! So many GREAT toys! So much FUN! Which do you have? Which did you enjoy when… Continue Reading “#FBF: Great toys of the 1960s that we still love in 2019”

Liver and onions, books, and a matter of taste

My mom loves liver and onions. I know this because she cooked them for us more than a few times when I was a kid, making our house smell like a dirty penny. I, obviously, do not love liver and onions. I know this… Continue Reading “Liver and onions, books, and a matter of taste”

#FBF: Favorite Books of the 1960s

If you’ve followed me around on Instagram or Goodreads you’ll already know how much of a book nerd I am. In fact, whenever somebody asks what my hobby is, I usually say, “reading”. So, when it came time to research for All Manner of… Continue Reading “#FBF: Favorite Books of the 1960s”

How audiobooks are upping my writing game

I’ll admit it. I’m late to the game. For years, friends have been talking about audiobooks, recommending that I give them a try. But stubborn old me refused. I said that they weren’t for me. I shrugged them off. Then I got a new… Continue Reading “How audiobooks are upping my writing game”

#FBF: The Monkees

Yesterday we learned the sad news that Peter Tork of The Monkees passed away at the age of 77. In honor of my personal favorite Monkee I’m devoting this post to some fun facts about this goofy band from the 1960s (and 70s). Their… Continue Reading “#FBF: The Monkees”

I’m not as famous as Steinbeck

Last week I had the following conversation with one of my 10 year old boys. Him: Hey, Mom. I think I’m going to write about an author who wrote a Dust Bowl novel for my Oklahoma state report. Me: Oh, buddy! You’re going to… Continue Reading “I’m not as famous as Steinbeck”

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