U is for unabashed…

...as in the unabashed promotion of authors which I love to do. We are a great bunch of people. Smart, creative, imaginative, and we love words. Today I am, once again promoting friends. Author friends, because you know I do have friends who aren't writers! see that bunch up there? An amazing bunch I belong... Continue Reading →

Q is for Quotes

Since I was, maybe thirteen, I have collected quotes.  First, and for a long time, in scrapbooks, cutting things out of magazines and pasted them, along with pictures or my own words. I covered pages and pages. I have always surrounded myself with the words of others. Words that inspire, words that make me think,... Continue Reading →

P is for Patricia Sands

I don't remember how I connected with Patricia. Did I read her first book and then go looking for her? Who is this woman, I wondered, who writes so delightfully? I soon discovered that not only does she write interesting stories about characters that sound like someone I might meet and whose company I would... Continue Reading →

N is for Henri J.M. Nouwen

I have read Mr Nouwen's words, on and off, hither and thither throughout the course of my life.  I have agreed and disagreed with his understanding, his experience of God. Really, how does one, how dare one, disagree with someone's experience? And yet, it is something we do, all the time, especially when it comes... Continue Reading →

M is for misuse

Most writers have something that annoys them.  Lately, what is annoying me is the misuse of "myself".  It feels like someone used it wrong a few month's ago and, suddenly that misuse is being repeated, and repeated, and repeated. Maybe it's because people want to sound more polite, more formal or maybe they are just... Continue Reading →

L is for L.T. Marshall

Note: I'm a great believer in doing things in a way that makes sense to me. I've blogged for many years. I post on my blog in the evening. Well, except for this month of April when the push has been on to get the post done and announce the link in various places each... Continue Reading →

I am a writer!

I am a writer. When taxi drivers, here in Cuenca, ask me: “Estás jubilado?” (isn’t that a marvelous word for retired?), I respond: “soy un escritor.” I am a writer. I have been writing since I left home at 14. Before that, I had no privacy and no awareness, really, of how vital it was... Continue Reading →

H is for Beverley Hirst

One of the marvels of our time is, in my opinion, the world wide web.  Being of an imaginative nature, I picture it as the web of life. A place where we can find one another and where, my movement on the web, and yours, impacts life near and far. One of the delights, on... Continue Reading →

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