There are no words to express my gratitude.
Ciao, amici, y felice anno nuovo! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break, and if you celebrated any holidays, that you enjoyed them. Personally, I enjoyed my time with family, though I didn’t get to see as many of them as I would have liked. (I suspect the same is true for manyContinue reading “#HappyNewYear and a #NewRelease”
Ciao, amici! As promised, one more post to round out this year. And what a year it was. We all had our struggles, some of us more than others, but I’d just like to focus on the good things. I’ll be offline until January, when I will do a 2020 recap and a look aheadContinue reading “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Ciao, amici! The year is winding down, and I haven’t even baked a single cookie yet. I’m so behind! That’s probably why I haven’t mentioned these offerings yet. If you haven’t read them and you’re not running behind (like I am), you might want to check them out. The good news is, they’re quick reads.Continue reading “Season’s Readings: Christmas-Themed Stories”
In these unprecedented times, it’s important to me to be grateful for the blessings I have. For the first time in twenty years, I live in my hometown again near most of my family. I’m helping my daughter plan her wedding. My kids and I are safe and healthy. Yes, we have our challenges—we allContinue reading “Giving Thanks”
Ciao, amici. What do you think of the Halloween photo I chose? For some of you, it’s probably tame. For others, unsettling. Maybe some of you find it frightening. I didn’t have much of a reaction to it at all. Then again, I’m not reacting to much lately. I find myself kind of numb. TheContinue reading “Halloween Hiatus”
The importance of family, a Memorial Day wish, and links to great posts for authors.
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”
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”
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”