Just what I needed!

 Spent a very FUN day at the “Reading Between The Vines” author event at the Snus  Winery yesterday.    The rural setting was so calming and peaceful to me and it reminded me of “growing up” on an Iowa farm!   Of the 25 authors present I had met only a handful prior to the event.Continue reading “Just what I needed!”

Why not be  like the sparrow?

Outside my window the sparrows often feed at my birdfeeder. I have been known to wish that they would dine elsewhere so that my more colorful bird friends….the cardinals, the finches, the blue jays and the woodpeckers wouldn’t have to jockey for room at the feeder.   However, there is much about the sparrow that I haveContinue reading “Why not be  like the sparrow?”

Alone…but not lonely!

I spent a lot of time by myself growing up on an Iowa farm.  I spent hours: Practicing basketball by “shooting hoops” at the hoop attached to the outside of the barn. Playing catch by throwing the softball onto the roof of the house…and catching it when it rolled down. Digging in the dirt behindContinue reading “Alone…but not lonely!”

What are your future dreams and goals?

My future dreams and goals are: Secure funding to read and donate my book “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!  to another 2000+ Des Moines area elementary students. Finish writing/publishing a children’s book on grief/ loss. Grant a minimum of 16 Levi Knock “pay it forward” Foundation scholarships in theContinue reading “What are your future dreams and goals?”