Emotional journey of friendship, sacrifice, guilt and goodness

I love novels by Heather Bell Adams. They draw me in and never let go until the final page, when I finally breathe. Her latest, The Good Luck Stone, is entirely different from her debut novel, Maranatha Road, but each…

Teachers Can Inspire Lives Forever

Quick, the baby’s asleep! I gotta write this before she wakes up. (Yes, that’s a recently emptied baby bottle in the background). I was thinking today about all the wonderful teachers I’ve had over the years, and what a profound…

Writing Grandma, Full-time Precious Baby

My beautiful new granddaughter Aya! She’s over a week old now and doesn’t have quite so many wires attached. She’s lovely, did I mention that? Babies change lives and it’s babies who change the world. We adults have to alter…

Power of the Arts to Lift Hearts and Inspire Hope

Although I seldom read science fiction, I’m completely spellbound by STATION ELEVEN, a National Book Award Finalist by Emily St. John Mandel. It’s set in America’s great lakes region after a fictional pandemic wipes out most of the world. What’s…