Inspiration . . . what inspires you?

Do you need to fill up the well? Jolt that creative side of your muse? What are the things that make your soul sing with joy? What inspires you? Makes you smile when the world is dark and gloomy?For me . . . Family! My dad’s 80th birthday party — and my son getting a royal ribbing for being the red-haired grandson.My dad.Christmas is more fun in a cowboy hat. Vacations really inspire me.Dogs are family, too! Friends! Critique partners — The Flip-Flop Sisters Success! The first book cover.My daughter’s college ring. My son building his own super-sized, mega computer. Great Scenery! The Vitamin String Quartet. Great Music! What else? White chocolate, Macadamin Nut cookies. […]

Texas A & M Ring Day . . . .

Texas A & M is a school known for tradition . . . lots and lots of them. My daughter, a current Ag, loves this aspect of her school. This weekend, her father and I experienced another of these traditions with her. As she is entering the final stretch towards graduation, she qualifies for her Aggie ring. Understand, this isn’t just any ring. Only one manufacturer; all rings are alike (there are a few variations, but anyone who wears the ring will recognize a fellow ring-wearer); before any student can purchase a ring, the university completes a ‘Ring Audit’, meaning the student must qualify; rings are only presented at specific ceremonies; and there is a […]