I sensed movement off to my left, just behind reeds that lined the Juniper Spring Run. I drew my paddle back into the water, quietly, cautiously. As I came around a bend, I felt my pulse quicken. There, just a paddle length away was the biggest alligator I had ever seen. He stopped moving, just […]
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Years ago I traveled with my dear friends Susan and Pam to Europe. Our itinerary included flying to Paris, taking the Chunnel to London and then up to Scotland. As we were visiting three countries, we thought we’d divide and conquer in our research. Paris pour moi, Susan covered London, and Pam willingly took Scotland. […]
The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head has served as a haven for jazz enthusiasts for nearly a quarter of a century. Brad and I were fortunate to take in Lavon Stevens on the piano and singer Louise Spencer this past week. Dinner was fantastic and the crowd responsive as they played a variety of holiday […]
One of the greatest benefits to this on-the-road experience is being able to spend time with family members and friends. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve visited with my mother-in-law, Lynn, daughter Kyle and her husband, Will, son, Ian, and friends Steve and Debbie Gibbs. I’ll get to the flames in a bit, but […]
OBXing…verb 1) exploring the Outer Banks of North Carolina 2) noting all the vanity plates that start with OBX 3) checking another destination off the bucket list I’ve always wanted to visit the Outer Banks, with two experiences high on the list; visiting the site of the Wright Brothers historical flight, and seeing the Wild […]
It has been said that a duck looks calm above the water, but is paddling like heck underwater to stay afloat. I’ve learned that this is simply not true. Ducks only paddle to change direction, or to move forward. Ducks have a gland at the base of their tails that secretes an oil that they […]
The last time I saw my oldest brother Kevin was the morning after my daughter’s wedding, this past June. Brad and I hosted a brunch for family, and Kevin and his new wife, Bobbie were able to join us before they took off for their several-day drive back to their home in Lincoln, Nebraska. It […]
I’m flying high over sharing the many secrets of Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson aka the original Carolyn Keene on Friday, July 15 at Main Library, Toledo Lucas County Public Library! My talk is all a part of a Nancy Drew celebration and unveiling of the Nancy Drew collection donated by Jennifer Fisher. The event is […]
Life has been a bit of a whirlwind this spring, between 2 weeks of Claire’s Day festivities and our daughter’s wedding. I just realized I hadn’t shared the review of Virginia Hamilton: Five Novels on the PBS program, Fresh Air. Check it out here!
By the time you read this, I’ll be back from round two of our adventures in our new-to-us motorhome. I’ve cranked out five blog posts in the course of a day, all the while wrapping up details for a presentation and making sure I have materials for a book festival at the end of the […]