To War – fighting back from Hurricane Harvey

Weather is a constant, and ‘whether’ it’s you, a family member, the dearest friend, or the most distant neighbor . . . All of us have experienced terrible storms and their aftermaths. Texan proud – I have lived in Texas all my life and like so many fellow Texans, I feel overwhelmed by the devastation that I see left behind from Hurricane Harvey, and I am completely humbled by the outpouring of day-to-day heroes. In a world where anger is so often the proclaimed answer; where violence seems to be the norm; and words slash with deadly accuracy —- I say, enough. Stop for a moment, look around you right now. There is something of […]

West Texas travels

My husband and I traveled into the west Texas area — not far, by Texas standards, but a lovely distance from the commuters jamming every major thoroughfare in the Metroplex. Did you know cows are darn choosy about who stops at their fence? They don’t come when called? And they’re fairly skittish creatures. Meaning they don’t like the sound of auto-wind on a camera. Who knew? Well, I guess the cows did. Travel out towards Weatherford — stop at this great cafe, if you have a chance.

Quick Plug for Review Books and More

Excellent work by a fellow writer, Andrea Geist. A new review website has been born, but with a bit of a twist. Andrea is bringing her special talent of ‘crafts and more’ to the page as well. Review Books and More is a great place to stop by for the latest on books, publishers, authors and if you’re feeling crafty, stick around. Andrea covers a lot of ground in small amount of space. Thanks for dropping by my back porch. Be sure to visit Andrea’s at Review Books and More. Romance With A Texas Twist — ebooks.

Peter Abrahams’ Oblivion

Just finished Peter Abrahams, Oblivion, and found it a great thriller. Well, almost great. I knew who the villain was by page 100. The reason behind the villain’s actions weren’t clear until book’s end, and then all was reveals and neatly tied up. Perhaps, Mr. Abrahams didn’t care if the reader ‘figured’ out the who dunnit part of the book, as long as there was some secret to kept dangling for discovery. Perhaps, as my family will attest, I’m simply twisted enough I normally know who the guilty culprit is long before confession time arrives. Have you read Oblivion? When did you discover the villain’s identity? As for the book itself . . . the […]