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Quiet! Stop talking for a minute

I was having lunch with a friend, who is an introvert. I wanted to talk to her about making my protagonist an introvert. I asked her, if I did write…

Good neighbors, Sweet Al and turkeys

I thought of our neighbors today and felt safe, blessed and happy. They’re good people. We all moved to the Lower Blanco in 1976 and have lived peacefully next to…

More truthful, more redeemable

I told a group of writers this week that I wrote without a filter. It sounds dangerous, I know — small-town gossip and such — but I don’t know how…

Mud, dogs and my Sweet Al

What’s on your mind these days? For me, it’s mud, dogs and my Sweet Al. Do you ever remember February with so much mud? I’m loving the weather, but the…

What? I can’t hear you

What? I can’t hear you. Can you hear me now? I’ll move closer. With the family, I’m huddled 2 feet away from the television and they are all lounging 10…

Inflated egos and deflated balls

When I met my friend for lunch, she wanted to talk about a book she was reading. She said, “Before the 1900s, people valued and looked up to people of…

Who’s thinking for whom these days?

My friend, Julie, wrote an article titled “Does Marriage Lower Your IQ?” Apparently, it does. It’s taking a mastermind and great effort for my Sweet Al and I to understand…

Signs of getting old

I was talking to an artist friend about her artwork when I looked down at the front of my shirt and said, “Look I just slobbered on myself. I can’t…

Full circle in my row

I recently wrote an article about picking cotton. We’re all in the same field, but different rows. Your row doesn’t look like my row. The cotton looks the same, but…

We left Pagosa in a blizzard

Our daughter called, “We are so glad you’re coming to California this year for the holidays, but are you sure you don’t want to fly?” “Thanks, but no thanks. Your…