General Interest Articles

One of the delights and challenges of being a writer is that nearly anything in life becomes an idea for an article. Here I wrote about why I collect antiques (House Beautiful); Vacation Farms as a family vacation idea and places in Central Ohio to camp inexpensively (Columbus Monthly); how to find time/places to hide away to focus on writing (Writer’s Digest); and why do we have to reset our clocks twice a year (Columbus […]

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Human Interest Articles

I meet so many amazing people in my travels. Here I got to write about an amazing German woman who befriended a Latino family and started a three-generational legacy; a young med student who finally got to meet her birth mother when she needed to know her medical history for her studies; a ninety-year-young woman named Mother of the Year; and a miracle woman who survived a fall that resulted in a broken neck. These […]

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Mother’s Day 2015

My youngest has a birthday this week. She was born the Wednesday before Mother’s Day back in – well we’ll just say the 70’s. I don’t want to get too specific for fear she may cut of my supply of grandkid time. She was my Mother’s Day gift that year. She was a gift that’s kept on giving for quite a few years now. Her twins – now about to turn legal driving age – […]

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Digital Age

I am an immigrant to TGIF Land.  T (Twitter) G (Google) I (Internet) F (Facebook) immigrants are those among us who grew up before everyone from toddlers on up looked at screens for entertainment and information. Like all immigrants we struggle to understand the new land, do not speak the language, depend on our children to translate, and miss the old country. When I started writing I did so on a typewriter. What I wrote […]

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A Use for Weeds

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with the neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let go down on our anger. (Ephesians 4:15-16) I, naively and incorrectly it turns out, thought that later in life with children raised, income more or less stable, and job issues resolved by virtue or retirement; I’d mellow out and remain relatively calm, cool, and collected in all […]

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