In 1997 We Took a Little. . .

Oh, wait, this is 2016. My how time flies. In 1997 we put our house in Maryland in the hands of a real estate agent, gave power of attorney for the sale to a friend, and off we went to wild, barren, desert west: Quartzsite, Arizona. Back then the town's population was just over 800; … Continue reading In 1997 We Took a Little. . .

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I Love This Lifestyle!

This is day two of my "Things I'm Thankful For" series. While my husband was in the military we never had a place to call our own. We rented apartments (our first was a roach infested complex, which we were unaware of until we moved in, and couldn't afford any of the other complexes in … Continue reading I Love This Lifestyle!

Dialogue and Foreshadowing–Writing 101

Chandra and Marigold were standing by their lockers after school. Chandra's blond curls bounced around her oval face as she rushed to put her books away for the weekend. "What's got you so excited?" Marigold had never seen her friend so animated. There was something different about Chandra lately. She seemed happier than usual. She … Continue reading Dialogue and Foreshadowing–Writing 101