Summer Hiatus!

Hello, dear readers! My usual #historyfriday and #wellnesswednesday posts will be on hiatus this summer so I can spend some much-needed time with my family. They will return in September. Until then, stay tuned for news about my upcoming release, 'Come Down Somewhere.' Have a fantastic summer!

The Worst (and Best) Gift I Ever Received

I don't remember a lot about my childhood birthdays but there is one particular moment from one particular birthday that lingers even now, over thirty years later. One of those "flashbulb" memories, if you will. It was my sixth birthday, and my parents threw a large bonfire-type get together with my entire extended family. The … Continue reading The Worst (and Best) Gift I Ever Received

The Spanish Artist and the German Dog

The door to the studio was shut tight.  Inside, Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, was hard at work on his latest masterpiece—and he was not to be disturbed.  Lump (pronounced “loomp”) was not discouraged.  He pushed his way inside and dropped a stone at the feet of the painter, tail wagging expectantly.  Picasso, … Continue reading The Spanish Artist and the German Dog