Tag: love

  • Excerpt from Arianna (Unpublished WIP)

    My body still shook with the sting of Brad’s words when I pulled into Nana’s narrow driveway.  The street was dark, with the exception of a streetlight every three houses.  Buried between Nana’s house and the neighbor’s nearly identical bungalow, I stayed in my car with the windows rolled up for some time.  The night […]

  • Small Group Friendships

    Small Group Friendships

    If the title of this blog reminds you of cliques from when you were in school, stop right there.  While I can feel that vibe, this is about the opposite.  This, my friends, is a blog not just about friendship but about small group friendships. What do I mean by that?  My definition of small […]

  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

    Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

    Ugh, do I have to wake up? Waking up is vastly overrated.  The pillows, the blankets, the soft curve of the mattress against my body, these are calling my name, beckoning me like a lullaby. But if I’m honest with myself, I’m lucky today.  I actually didn’t wake before my alarm on my phone.  My […]

  • Excerpt from Arianna

    The sky was vibrant orange and pink over the lake as Marc and I sat on his couch. “You have a million-dollar view,” I said. “I’d like to think it’s priceless.” I turned toward him and smiled.  His right arm was draped around me as I sat with my legs pulled up on the cushions. […]

  • “As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on – in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were […]

  • Character Friday – Meet Hannah Rechthart Grunner

    Hello there, I’m Hannah Rechthart Grunner.  Someone thought it would be a good idea for me to write down a bit about myself, so here it is.  I don’t know how exciting my life has been, but it’s been a good life, ups and downs and all. I was born on April 12, 1912 to […]

  • Character Friday – Meet Tristan Blake

    My name is Tristan Blake, and I can’t believe I’m writing this down.  I may be a writer, but if you really want to know the intimate details of my sad life, I’m afraid you’ll have to look elsewhere.  Why?  That’s a long story.  First, I’ll just say that I’m 35 years old, quite tall, […]

  • Character Friday – Meet Arianna Banks

    Every Friday, I will feature a character from one of my books, both published and unpublished.  The character will be presented as if he/she is writing about themselves in a journal entry. My name is Arianna Banks.  I was born July 23, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Most of my life, I haven’t stuck with anything […]

  • Character Friday: Meet Lorna Ashford

    Every Friday, I will feature a character from one of my books, both published and unpublished.  The character will be presented as if he/she is writing about themselves in a journal entry. If you looked at my birth certificate, you’d read that my name is Laura Elaine Ashford and that I was born on February […]

  • Autism – More than Just Awareness

      April is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism Speaks, an advocacy program, began back in 2005 and created Autism Awareness Month.  Every April 2, this awareness program/campaign/whatever you want to call it kicks off with buildings worldwide lit in blue, people wearing blue, and just blue, blue, blue everywhere to “light it up blue.”  This is […]