Adventure Series Keeps Readers in KNOTS

Adventure Series Keeps Readers in KNOTS

  If you’re going to wear a lot of scarves, you should know a lot about knots, right?   Silki Begay, the protagonist of the award-winning contemporary adventure-mystery trilogy, SILKI, THE GIRL OF MANY SCARVES, knows a whole heck of a lot about knots.  ...
Get Back, Bullies!

Get Back, Bullies!

  Series: Keepin’ it real Whether it’s underwater basket weaving, picking up used golf balls from an abandoned lot, counting worry wrinkles, or anything mundane you do to fill your spare time rather than get out and follow your dreams, you’re...
The Spirit of FREEDOM Still Haunts Route 66

The Spirit of FREEDOM Still Haunts Route 66

  How did one road come to signify so many things to people, past and present? Personally, I think it’s all about FREEDOM. Our nation was founded by people on a fierce quest for FREEDOM. Immigrants by the tens of millions have since come to America for the...
Over the Rainbow . . . and Other Fables

Over the Rainbow . . . and Other Fables

Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are Blue. And the Dreams that you Dare to Dream really Do come true. Series: Keepin’ it real Are you a Walt Disney-ITE or a Tim Tebow-ITE? A Walt Disney-ITE believes and tells everyone, especially children, they can BE or DO...
Capture the Sky and Keep Writing!

Capture the Sky and Keep Writing!

Series: Keepin’ it real The latest rumors portend that you know who may be spitting out a print or digital or audible book EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. The market is totally saturated with everything from fabulous writing to absolute garbage. I lean heavily toward the...
Christmas in a Sock?

Christmas in a Sock?

*All grammatical errors intentional* 1933. Oklahoma. December 24, 7:30 p.m. If I want Doodles to sleep warm as buttered biscuits, I’ll have to do some more quilt tucking.   I press it in good and tight all along her side and under her chin. There. Now she won’t...

Dressing, aka Stuffing, aka Filling is Both Personal and Emotional

  Dressing is Emotional It’s emotional because it embodies place, race, memories, holidays, hearth and home. Whatchacallit Matters It seems the term stuffing didn’t fit the decorum of the Victorian upper class, so they renamed it dressing. Today, it depends...
Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

ANTS! Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a fact of life. Sometimes, they are hailed as heroes; sometimes, they are kind of evil. Ants gather ancient relics and jewels from the earth ~ Listen, if you grew up on a ranch in the mountains of Arizona as I did with...
CRAZY CAKE! The Craziest Chocolate Cake Ever

CRAZY CAKE! The Craziest Chocolate Cake Ever

  Crazy Chocolate Cake! No eggs, no milk, and a bit of vinegar. Hand mix. You won’t believe the texture. If you follow the instructions and don’t let this cake overbake*, you’re going to throw away all your 15-Steps to the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipes. This one...
America’s First Professional Athletes

America’s First Professional Athletes

Why Did Most of America’s First Professional Athletes Disappear From Sight? Does it matter? Yes, actually, it does. Why? It matters because . . . in the first Kentucky Derby of 1875, 13 of the 15 jockeys were black men, many of whom were born slaves. It matters...
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