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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…

Living a Dream: Ramble and Roar

What’s this? A BLOG POST from Susie? But it’s been ages? I know that’s what you’re thinking. Sigh. It has, indeed, been overlong since last I blogged. But I just needed to use this space to toot the horn for my good-great-fabulous friend Catie…

The Original Uncle Gus and Aunt Carrie

I never met my Uncle Gustav or Aunt Carrie Seegert. They’d been gone for years by the time I was born. But I heard about them often. They were, after all, the folks who took my grandma in when her mother couldn’t care for…

The Original Pearlie Lou

One of my college creative writing assignments was to interview someone. Anyone. Then we were to write an article based on that interview. I didn’t have to think twice about who I wanted to interview. I knew it had to be my grandma. For…

A Song of Home Photo Contest!

All along as I wrote Pearl’s story I found inspiration from the photography of Dorothea Lange.  She had a way of capturing moments, important details, catching personality. She truly was a master, an artist. Now, I wouldn’t say that I’m a great photographer. But I…

But Take Heart

Yesterday afternoon my kids and I were sitting at the table. They had homework and I so did I (just a different kind). They chattered as they worked multiplication tables and nibbled on snacks as they practiced spelling words.   Then my daughter said,…

WhiteFire Scavenger Hunt Stop #14

Welcome to the WhiteFire Publishing Scavenger Hunt! You’ve reached stop number 14! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to go back to stop #1 and collect all the clues in order. Once you have them all, you’ll have uncovered a secret message….

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: A Trail of Crumbs

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After a not-so-long wait that couldn’t end soon enough, the sequel to A Cup of Dust is out and ready for readers! (Please note that I did not review Cup as it released during the hiatus…) A Trail…

Rules of the Great Depression: Do Without

For the past two days we’ve talked about the rules of the Great Depression. Use it up Wear it out Make do And today’s is possibly the hardest. Do without. Sigh. Do without. There were many things folks went without during the years of…

Rules of the Great Depression: Make Do

There were four rules of The Great Depression that helped folks make it through those tough economic times. Use it up Wear it out Make do Do without Yesterday we talked about using up what we’ve got and wearing it out. Today, we’re going to…

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