Buzzard Barf

Buzzard photo

Today, a buzzard threw up on my car. I tried and tried to come up with a better way to open this article. A gentler, more delicate way to tell you what happened. But how does one describe buzzard barf in a pretty way? It is what it is. And it stinks. More about the […]

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The D-Team


I remember that rush I got, standing on the podium in the 1990 Olympics as they placed the gold medal around my neck. I remember the sense of accomplishment I felt, knowing I’d done my country proud. And the applause! Oh, the applause was amazing, ringing in my ears, getting louder and louder . . […]

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For Love or Money, and Free book giveaway!

50's evening gown1

Hey guys! I’m happy to say that after many months I mean years, For Love or Money is finally launched and on the market! My street team is already busy reading the book, and hopefully we’ll have some reviews up soon. I will say, this book is jam-packed with excitement, adventure, ooshy-gooshy romance, adorable urchins, and […]

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Orange . . . the new black?

orange prison outfit

It’s a good thing I’m a law-abiding citizen. Well, other than an occasional infraction of our traffic laws, I’m a law-abiding citizen. But my rare (okay, not so rare) speeding ticket is usually the result of absent-mindedness, not defiance. Most people shouldn’t drink and drive. I shouldn’t think and drive. My point is, I wouldn’t […]

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charis foster sunset

I am officially a beach bum. Really. Last week I did very little besides lay on the beach, read, and listen to the waves crash. Except for when the boy-child and the girl-child convinced me to go into the ice-c-c-cold water of the Atlantic with them, to jump waves. Part of me wanted to say […]

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Funny Anything-but-Coffee Girl: Guest post by Charis Brumbaugh


Note to readers: My daughter recently asked if she could write one of my articles for me. I told her sure! She could have a go at it. I thought she was kidding. Less than an hour later, she handed me the following article. I’m sure after reading it, you’ll understand why I loved it […]

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Bricked In

brick mason woman

After nearly % decades on this earth, I’ve finally found my calling in life. I’m going to be a brick mason.         Last week, Superman and I put in a new patio. I did it alone, really. But Superman wanted to help so much that I found a few minor jobs he could do, just […]

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Old Friends


Philippians 1:7 – 8 “It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart, for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you […]

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Bonnie and Clyde


Superman and I nearly went to the pokey this week. It all started innocently enough. We decided several months ago to spend our vacation in the beautiful New Mexico mountains. Friends of ours just happen to own some vacation rental property in Ruidoso, and we spent a couple of days hiking and sightseeing in Cloudcroft. […]

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Master Builder: God’s blueprint from Philippians


Philippians 1:6 “. . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” I get really impatient with God sometimes, just wanting Him to go ahead and do whatever it is He plans to do in my life. […]

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