“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
Writing and loving it since I was a third grader.
Coming Home Again
There was something about a rainy day in the little mountain town that Dustin Henry called home. It was raining the day he left the farm. It seemed only fitting that it would be raining when he returned; a gentle, cleansing rain that gave the air that awesome scent he loved…the smell of the earth right after the rain.
'Tis the Season to be Jolly'
Decorating with bright colored lights, trimming a tree in Holiday fashion, baking cookies, pies, and cakes, wrapping presents, attending Seasonal parties, hovering close to an open fire in the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa...and in so many other ways, we savor the Holiday Season that accompanies the Winter Solstice and Yule each year.
Who Am I?
If you really get to know me, you might find that I am a reflection of all the things and people I love and care about. Each trait that defines me became a constant part of my personality by repetition. Every thought I think, every friend I get to know and build a stronger relationship with, every family member I have shared most or all of my life with, some now close up and some from a distance...all these things contribute to the composite that is me.
In Memory of Jim Varney (Ernest P. Worrell)
Comedians add so much to our lives by playing parts of fictional characters who seem so real we do not think of them by their real-life names, but by their character names. Like most actors, many names are ascribed to them depending on what part they are playing at the time.
Linda Rivenbark Interviews Julie Lacksonen
It has been my honor and privilege to interview Julie Lacksonen for the "Not My Shoes" project. I have learned a lot about Julie in the time we have exchanged questions and answers, as well as by reading extensively in her amazing stories. She is a highly talented and caring person who finds time to write about a wide range of topics, teach K-8 school students many aspects of Music, fill her spare time with family activities, and participate in sports like boating, swimming and snorkeling with her husband, Ted. Let's look at what I learned about Julie.
Quotes About Writing
I could stay up all night reading quotes from Goodreads (or other sources) by writers about writing...why they write, how they write, the 'agony and the ecstasy' of being compelled to put experiences, people, events, anything and everything, into print for all the world to read. Oh, wait, I just did!
Coming of Age in the 1960s
I was a late bloomer Baby boomer. Shy to the point of almost being afraid of my own shadow. The boys in my junior high school classes never flirted with me like they did most of the other girls. One of them, in fact, told me not to worry, I would "fill out" one day. It didn't make me feel any better.