Mourning the Death of a Friend I Thought I Knew

Mourning the Death of a Friend I Thought I Knew

What Is May Not Be Last week our community sat in disbelief as we first heard of the breaking news in our area. Law enforcement set up a sting operation where over 1,000 people responded to online child sex ads. The arrests of 26 men in the “Tri-Cities Net Nanny...
Remembering a Loyal Friend

Remembering a Loyal Friend

Losing a Beloved Pet The sound came from inside my kitchen as I sat on the back deck. A gut wrenching howl followed by shrieking and whining at a decibel I have never heard from one of my puppies. The whining wasn’t new, but the depth from which it came startled me...
Channeling Nancy Drew

Channeling Nancy Drew

Searching A Mystery From My Past When I was a kid, I loved reading Nancy Drew books. I had every one of those yellow hardback beauties, but sadly I left them behind when I got married, and they are long gone.  It is my hope to one day replace that collection. I miss...
Why Naming Your Inner Critic Is So Important

Why Naming Your Inner Critic Is So Important

Naming Your Inner Critic A few weeks ago I flew to Reno for my very first writers retreat. Not only was it out of my time zone, it was out of my comfort zone. I’ve always told my children if you’re comfortable you’re not growing. Walking to my departing flight, I...

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