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Be of Good Cheer!

The holidays can be stressful and this year has been full of difficult situations for everyone. I believe that the Bible has messages that are valid for us today. Consider 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verses 8 – 10. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9

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Caution: Unforeseen paradigm shifts ahead!

You might not be aware that Port Townsend, WA, a charming seaside town, is known as “The Mecca of Bowmaking.”  We weren’t.  This week, Arden, Nick and I took a short road-trip to view a film playing in the Rose Theatre in Port Townsend.  We thought we were going there just to have an outing

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I want to be brave.

I see examples of bravery all around me.  A friend fighting cancer again, others watching loved ones go through difficult things.  Loved ones have passed away or lost their homes to terrible fires.  I wonder in my heart – Could I face that?  Could I have the grace and strength that they exhibit? I really

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What do you want to be?

Sometimes I feel stuck.  It seems that my life is passing me by and I don’t see that there are other choices I can make. Nick is so excited that Halloween is coming up.  It is not just the opportunity to go trick-or-treating that he looks forward to.  He loves the costumes.  He is currently

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My Definition of Crisis Changes!

My perspective concerning what constitutes a crisis can change in a moment.  Because of where we live, we are often without electricity for hours at a time.  Although this can seem like a hardship to bear, we really are comfortable. Arden has developed a backup-generator system that is automatic. It runs the furnace, many of

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Finding Joy

Nick is continually teaching me.  Often his perception is profoundly different than mine.  I learn these lessons if I am paying attention.  One of the easiest things to notice about Nick is that he finds joy in simple pleasures.  He loves it when people are laughing.  He loves to hug others and receive hugs.  He

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New experiences bring new vocabulary.

Have you ever tried to read the bridge section of the daily newspaper.  It’s in the section with the puzzles and comics.  Even when I try hard, I can’t envision what is happening.  The author uses words that I have heard before, but not in the same context that I understand, so I am lost. 

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What I want to be when I grow up.

This week we attended our grandson’s graduation from Pre-School.  Everyone in his class is moving on to kindergarten.  It was a big deal for everyone, the kids, the parents, family members, and the teachers.  The best part for me was when the head teacher introduced each child.  What she did was incredible.  She had asked

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Try saying “oh well.”

Nick is constantly my teacher.  I want to share another valuable lesson he has taught me. Years ago, we noticed that whenever something bad had happened, Nick would say, “Oh well.”  It might be when the stack he was creating fell over, or even when he himself fell over.  It might be when I was feeding

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Today, nothing went according to plan.

Arden and I have a few days to tour around Florence before my conference starts on Wednesday.  The weather has been great and both of us had a list of places we wanted to visit over these three days.  Sunday we did everything we planned and it was wonderful.  We even took a nap in

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.