Welcome to my site! I’m excited to share this new experience with everyone.
What I write about
Now retired from teaching, I have the time to create a blog and write. Two books are in the making, and several short stories have files on my laptop. They include stories about animals (talking and not), about regular people, a fantasy, and even a zombie story.
Two of my shorts are in anthologies (Voices from the Plains, volumes III and IV, not yet available on Amazon) published by the Nebraska Writers Guild. A short story has been published in an Australian school magazine, with another accepted.
When I’m not writing
Our small acreage is home to three horses, eleven older cats and three newly acquired kittens, a ewe and her two lambs, and too many chickens.
My fingers are relearning where the black and white keys are on my newly restored pump organ. My other learning challenge is a smart phone.
In relationship to this site, I’m not a perfectionist, but grammar and punctuation are important to some readers.
In one of my college classes, our assignment was to write adjectives to describe ourselves. I don’t remember all the words I wrote, but the exercise taught me about myself. (You might try that sometime.)
Over the years, I’ve learned something about writing. Punctuation, spelling, and word order all matter, but the most important aspect of our writing is the message we convey. There’s a whole world out there waiting to hear from us. What we say can change a life—maybe two lives, even three lives, … who knows how many?