Happy Mother’s Day (and a little bit more) #mothersday #coffee #writerslife

Ciao, amici! This post will be short and I hope you think it’s sweet. I want to wish all the women out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you’re a mom, step-mom, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, grandma, or friend, you are a nurturer, a caregiver, a put-others-before-yourself kind of person. And I honor you allContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day (and a little bit more) #mothersday #coffee #writerslife”

A Quick Irish Read for St. Patrick’s Day

Ciao, amici! I know… seeing an Italian greeting on an Irish post is just weird, right? Couldn’t help myself. That’s how I always greet my friends. Today, I should have said: Dia dhaoibh ar maidin. (It’s pronounced like this: JEE-uh DEE-iv air MA-jin and means “good morning.”) Heck with it. Here’s a greeting that works forContinue reading “A Quick Irish Read for St. Patrick’s Day”

Celebrate Michelangelo’s Birthday with a Story

Ciao, amici! Today is a special day. March 6, 1475 was the birthday of none other than Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, a man so talented in so many things, he was known as il divino, or the divine one. The world has changed a lot in the 544 years since his birth, but theContinue reading “Celebrate Michelangelo’s Birthday with a Story”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Today’s a mish-mash of sorts. You’ll see my featured image is of Dr. Seuss. Tomorrow is National Dr. Seuss Day. I’m a huge fan of his and always mark the occasion. Today I’ve chosen one of my favorite quotes from him. Actually, I usually only quote the middle, but this time I’ve includedContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! I’m a day late, but Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ve said it before and I’ll (probably) say it again, but this isn’t a huge deal in my house. We try to acknowledge our feelings for each other every day, not just on designated days of the year. That said, as of late I’ve been remissContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

A Writer’s Look Back and Ahead

Ciao, amici! Happiest New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I spent some time with family. And I spent some time in bed. My husband decided to spread a plague through our family, and we all got sick. Lovely way to end 2018. But 2019 can only get better from there, right? I, likeContinue reading “A Writer’s Look Back and Ahead”

Happy Holidays!

Eggnog, mulled wine, panettone, carols, gifts, the Vigil Mass… These are all things I associate with Christmas, and my family and I will be enjoying them and each other for the next few days, so I’ll be taking time off until the new year. Until then, let me say thank you for visiting with meContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Here we are, the fourth and last week of Advent. I would be posting this in a few days (my regular Monday post), but that’s Christmas Eve. I’m assuming many of you will be busy. I know I will be! So I thought I should deliver your links before you take some time off.Continue reading “Author Inspiration and Last Week’s Writing Links”