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When I was about 10 years old I wrote a fun children’s story called “The World’s First Unibear”. I combined my love of unicorns, Rainbow Bright, Care Bears and my active imagination into developing my own character in a hand-drawn rhyming story.
Choices – Chances – Changes If you make a choice to take a chance, to change your life for good, Will the chance you chose to take, turn out to be the one you should? And how do you know which chance to choose, if change is so uncertain, Cause the change you chose to […]
Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the sky so high? Because the birds, with feathered wings, need places they can fly. Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the sky so blue? Because my boy, it’s one of those things, that yellow would not do. Grand-daddy may I ask you, why is the grass […]
As always, this time of year leads people to pause and consider what all we are so thankful for. It’s one of the best times of year because, if we do it right, it forces us to look at the silver linings in our lives and appreciate them. Our daily lives can be so stressful. […]
Okay that statement is so true it’s hilarious! Can you imagine not being able to dodge an elephant? I mean they are big, yes. They can move, yes. But I’ve never seen an elephant land in my soup! Yet let’s analyze that just a wee bit deeper, shall we? It’s the little things that worry […]
With Halloween among us and a recent discovery made, I decided to share this short story with my followers. I wrote this story for a creative writing class in High School in 1992. My mom helped me edit it and I didn’t change a thing. I hope you all enjoy reading it. If you enjoy […]
That is what my horoscope said the other day. It didn’t necessarily correspond to the situations of that day, but it is SO me! When I was younger, whenever someone upset me, whenever my mom told me to do something I didn’t want to do, whenever things weren’t going right; instead of saying something aloud […]
Last night my husband asked if I was missing a sock – as he had found one on the floor. That brought a very interesting question to my mind: Is everybody missing a sock? Even when you find a sock, you are missing a sock. Follow me here: A found sock does not mean it […]
My illustrator came across this the other day and when I read it, I laughed myself silly! Time to pay it forward… hope you all get a giggle out of this too! The following proverbs were collected by a first grade teacher. She gave her class part of an old proverb and let them fill […]
Great discoveries and improvements invariable involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. – Alexander Graham Bell AMEN! I feel the same way! I work very hard […]
Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening. I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. – Someone said “I count my blessings everyday” in a conversation the other day and it got me thinking. […]
So, I just recently found out that unicorns were mentioned in the bible… King James Version – there was the strength of the unicorn, the horn of a unicorn, skip… like a young unicorn… did they once exist? The dinosaurs once existed, but don’t anymore. The Dodo bird once existed… did they get hunted or […]
First let me apologize for not writing something sooner – I have been so busy! Between back to back school readings and library visits, to sales for Dandy Lion and then that pesky running my own website and graphic design business as well as getting the latest Hamilton Troll book featuring Elwood Woodpecker published and […]
So an absolutely amazing letter came in the mail today. I did a reading at an elementary school in San Marcos last week and was again able to share my writing enthusiasm with the children. The smiles on their faces, hands in the air for participation, the exorbitant number of them who actually liked to […]
What a wonderful surprise! Apparently my Mothers Day blog was nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blog Award”. This is a wonderful treat as I had no idea blogging could be so rewarding. I have always intended this blog be inspirational and educational, and am thrilled to know that my heartfelt post about my late mother […]
What do you get mom on such an important day? A card? Flowers? Candy? How about a book written by you, illustrated with love and given with the smile only pride could bring out. That is exactly what I did to honor my mother, even though my mom is no longer with me… Thinking back […]
Hi everyone, I just wanted to share this, I was just nominated for the Shine On Award at jemsbooks.wordpress.com Apparently I did or am doing something right. The rules require me to display the award on my blog, link back, state 7 things about myself, nominate other bloggers and notify them. Since I just started […]
Someone posted a meme the other day that really resonated with me. It said:
“You don’t realize how antisocial you are
until there’s a pandemic and nothing much changes in your life.”
With this stay-at-home order in various cities around me and across the country, everyone is seemingly going stir-crazy. They aren’t used to being stuck at home, having nothing to do… but for weeks – nothing much has changed in MY life.
Imagination is the mental ability to create new ideas or concepts. It is the mind’s way of creating things and situations that aren’t there. “Imagination is Key” is my mantra. It is why I write what I write and why I encourage all children to use their imagination. My motto is “The Only Limitation is […]