May Graduations

My May calendar is full every year, but especially so this year with two May graduations, a wedding anniversary, and three birthdays. Mother’s Day and Memorial Day don’t garner much attention, especially this year. Due to COVID-19’s continuing grip on all things social, I tried two things I’ve never done before in terms of graduations. I attended one via a zoom link on my I-phone while driving with my brother. We were heading back to […]

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The Texas Deep Freeze of 2021

In response to the Texas Deep Freeze last week, I decided to reflect on our experience with the latest unprecedented event. I’m ready to retire the word “unprecedented.” Unprecedented events appear to be the new normal what with the 2017 Hurricane Harvey, the 2020/21 COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Texas Deep Freeze of 2021. As I sat in the cold, huddled under blankets, reading by flashlight, I kept thinking about the Mayflower passengers I’ve written […]

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Edward and Elizabeth Winslow – Mayflower Survivors

Edward and Elizabeth Winslow, two of the eighteen couples aboard the 1620 Mayflower voyage, most likely met in Leiden, in the Netherlands. A few hundred English Separatists lived in exile there before a small group of them crossed the Atlantic to establish a new English colony. They grew up in a tumultuous time in England’s history and left England for Holland as young adults. They married in Leiden in 1618. Elizabeth, acting on her own […]

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Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins – Mayflower Survivors

The Stephen Hopkins Family traveled to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. Stephen and Elizabeth are one of the more famous and fascinating pair among the eighteen couples on board. Stephen traveled with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher Hopkins, and three children. Elizabeth was pregnant with a fourth child when they boarded the ship. This was Stephen’s second cross-Atlantic voyage; all the more impressive considering he was shipwrecked for ten months on his first trip. […]

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David Bowles – RV Writing

I met David at one of the many Houston Writers events. I was fascinated with his tales about being an RV writer, traveling the country doing research for his books and captivating audiences along the way with his stories. Thanks for dropping by this week to tell us about your RV writing on wheels life. My four-year-old dog Becka and I live and travel full-time in an RV, telling and writing the stories of the […]

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