Cokie Roberts, Eat Your Heart Out

The recent passing of Cokie Roberts brought to mind a piece that I had written from an actual conversation my former husband and I had in 1996.             Sometime during the first half of 1996, journalist Cokie Roberts reported that she and her husband Steve would write a series of columns based on their dinner …

Walking in Owasso Hills Park

The state of Minnesota has 10,000 lakes—so the license plates say. I’m a new Minnesotan, recently immigrated from Illinois, so I researched it. There are 11,842! That’s a lot of lakes compared to South Dakota where I grew up, which has 131.             Minnesota also has bodies of water which are small and unnamed. One …

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER

You think writing a book will make you famous. You take an early retirement option from teaching to write the children’s books you had in mind. You seize the opportunity to write five texts for picture books and three novels for intermediate-age children for a major publishing company. Your editor edits famous authors of several …

Jo Daviess County, Pavarotti, My Xterra and Me

It was a balmy late September morning, not conducive for getting right to work after coffee in town with my congenial buddies.                 And so, my Xterra and I ignored the West Guilford turnoff to home and work. Feeling self-indulgent, I drove on. It was not the first time I’d given in to that temptation. …

Welcome to my first blog.

 I’m tech challenged, so it’s taken a while to muster the courage to start this blog. In fact, I think something may have been posted, because there are messages that indicate something’s out there.             Who am I? I’m a new Minnesotan as of 2018. I lived in Galena, Illinois, from 1971 until last year. …

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the …

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