The Log Cabin Years- One Couple Builds a Home from Scratch and Creates a Life, Skyhorse Publishing, NYC- January 2021. Illustrated by Cindy Ross. The Log … Continue Reading Two New Book Releases in 2021!!
My extended family was getting together to celebrate my aunt’s 87 birthday. It was a big deal to have this sole- remaining matriarch still here leading our family in love and togetherness. We were meeting at Jumbo China Buffet for lunch, my aunt’s choice, which offers a huge variety … Continue Reading A Birthday Party Gone Bad
As is the case with nearly every presentation that I give on my new book, The World is Our Classroom, someone in the audience gets the brilliant idea to have me come speak to their group. It can be any type of group for when you talk about life-long learning … Continue Reading An Unlikely Audience Can be One of the Best
My husband looks at the stack of “free reading” books by my bed’s night stand: Afterwar, The Things They Cannot Say, The Untold War, etc. They look like the stuff of nightmares, not sweet dreams. He asks, “Aren’t you sick of it?” “What? Reading about veterans and their trauma? … Continue Reading BUILDING A BOOK
My airplane seat is sandwiched beside a huge man who is evidently aware of his mass- his folded arms rest high across his chest to make room. He keeps to himself. On my other side, is a somber-looking man wearing a bulky winter jacket. After we buckle in, … Continue Reading Apologies Accepted
The Voices in Your Head I got a job on the bread stick line at Bachman’s Pretzel factory in Temple. PA between my freshman and sophomore year of college. I rode my yellow Schwinn bicycle 6 miles over Mount Penn for work every morning. I was the only college … Continue Reading The Voices in Your Head