The Best Part of Christmas

This is the week that some of us are feeling a little stress about bringing the magic on Christmas morning. Maybe we didn’t buy socks and underwear, but we aren’t wrapping iPhones or hiding Christmas puppies, either. Sometimes, the gifts just don’t...

I’ve Become a Beatles Song

  Before I got out of bed this morning, I tapped into my phone and listened to a young Paul McCartney sing, “When I’m Sixty-Four,” because, well, I am now. It’s a catchy song with a nice tune, and it paints a dreamy picture of old age. The...

Best Marriage Advice Ever

“Madge DuPree declares she is much too old and crotchety for any romantic nonsense. Mr. Elmer Grigsby disagrees.”   I never planned to be a romance writer. But,  I awoke one morning to find Elmer Grigsby standing on Madge DuPree’s doorstep. He...

Why I Watch the Royals

I love to watch the royals. Not the Kansa City version. Though I am partial to this book about the night the world turned Royal Blue. Rather, I watch the royals from Buckingham Palace. The Queen and all her clan. It started when I discovered an Instagram account of a...
We Bought a Tractor

We Bought a Tractor

  It is a tiny tractor, on the scale of things, but big enough to make our grandsons think we own the world. Here is the thing: I did not know we needed a tractor. In all of our forty-five years together, I don’t remember my handsome husband ever saying,...