I’m A Duck

It's true . . . I'm a duck. Most people think I glide through life with barely a ripple but what's happening beneath that glass-like surface is a fury of paddling feet. And that's definitely been the case since January 1st. I claimed 2019 as MY year of reinvention months ago and I'll be darned … Continue reading I’m A Duck

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Coming Up For Air

What a whirlwind six months it's been! I assure you my MIA status was not because of slacking. Ok, maybe a little. 🙂 Our travels took us to Albuquerque where the hubmeister and our rig were pummeled by high winds. Both lost the battle. A 70 mph gust hit our fifth wheel head on, lifted … Continue reading Coming Up For Air

Story Molecules – Guest Blog by Ellen Behrens of Ellenbooks

Deb has a great way of finding the hidden stories in the places she visits and the people she sees, don’t you think? Writers get asked a lot where we get our ideas and we usually tell them, “Everywhere!” But how do we get to the point where we can see those hints of stories? … Continue reading Story Molecules – Guest Blog by Ellen Behrens of Ellenbooks

EGO – Everyone’s Got One

I've often wondered at what point A-list celebrities become jaded to their success. Recognizable folks from any walk of life are at risk but since the world (especially Americans and Brits) obsess over the antics of the rich and famous, it must happen more quickly with those prominent, newsworthy folks. However,  even photogenic "beautiful" people … Continue reading EGO – Everyone’s Got One

ILL WISHES

The Lore: DeLap Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee DeLap Cemetery holds the graves of a small band of Confederate soldiers belonging to North Carolina’s 58th Regiment. The recruits traveled from Cumberland Gap to Jacksboro, Tennessee in 1862 where they were soon assigned to guard Big Creek Gap. The harsh winter, lack of medical supplies and rampant disease, … Continue reading ILL WISHES

Another Curve Ball . . .DUCK!

I don't know why I expect plans to go as scheduled. It hasn't happened in so long. Sometimes I feel like I'm playing Ping Pong with life and there's so much English on the ball, I can't possibly return the serve. Yet I lunge and give it my best shot. Our plans to explore Albuquerque, … Continue reading Another Curve Ball . . .DUCK!