MJ Monday: MJ’s Movies-Love in the Afternoon

My husband wanted to clear out his DVR player, and this 1957 classic was on there. I mostly loved it. Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier--a very nice cast, although Cooper was a little too old to be playing the love interest. There was an ick factor there. Other than that, it was lovely romantic … Continue reading MJ Monday: MJ’s Movies-Love in the Afternoon

MJ Monday: MJ’s Movies-The Big Lebowski

Several years ago, a supervisor at my Day Job mentioned a long sweater I kept in at my work cubicle. He called it my Big Lebowski sweater. I had no idea what he was talking about. He said, "Really? You should watch the movie. You'll love it." I hate being predictable. A few years later, … Continue reading MJ Monday: MJ’s Movies-The Big Lebowski

My Stupidest Injury

A few months ago, someone on Facebook asked, "What was your stupidest self-inflicted injury?" I didn't even need to think about it. When I was three or four, I had my three pet toads (1 big one, 2 little ones) in one of those big, barrel-shaped pickle jars. My dad had helped me poke holes … Continue reading My Stupidest Injury

#UpbeatAuthors: The Road to Publication

The month's #UpbeatAuthors topic is perseverance. When I think of perseverance, I think about how long it took me to write a book a publisher felt was worthy of publication. I think about other authors, who never gave up, whether it was to sign contracts with traditional publishers, small-press independent publishers, or who decided (sometimes … Continue reading #UpbeatAuthors: The Road to Publication