Books

Teaser Tuesdays: The Investigation, by Stanislaw Lem

I’m still reading The Man Who Did Too Much, a comedic mystery about two very-unlike-each-other characters who get sucked into the danger of international intrigue. I finally got some serious, quality time to spend with this novel, and found that I can’t put it down. I found myself laughing out loud at Karla Marquette and […]

Teaser Tuesdays: The Man Who Did Too Much, by Camille LaGuire (again)

As I mentioned last week, I’m reading The Man Who Did Too Much, a comic murder mystery by Camille LaGuire… a fact that I forgot to note on my GoodReads profile. (Sorry about that.) I don’t know much about the “comedy” part, as this story has not yet made me laugh out loud. [UPDATE: Okay, […]

Teaser Tuesdays: The Man Who Did Too Much, by Camille LaGuire

George Starling quit his job as a secret agent to take care of a traumatized woman he rescued. He has brought her home to her small Michigan town, where she can’t seem to get better, and he can’t seem to shake loose of his need to take care of her. When an old friend asks […]

This Is Not a Real Blog Post (Ponderings and Plans)

My kids just got back from camp, and while they were gone, I enjoyed myself. (See, all last week, you didn’t even realize, because I hid it so well.) I watched a whole bunch of Netflix! Including episodes of Star Trek and The Dick Van Dyke Show and Get Smart and Roswell. On the evening […]

Delve Engage Seek Ask Hope

The kind of stories we read matters, because reading can affect who we are. Although scientific research in this area is still young, I believe reading constructive, life-expanding fiction is an important component in a healthy lifestyle. That why when I write a story, I try to integrate 5 characteristics of life-expanding stories, which I […]

My Little One Said e-Posters Were a Kewl Idea

So I started putting together some. I’m talking about those graphic e-card thingies with funny and/or touching and/or meaningless pictures and witty and/or insightful and/or opinionated sayings that everyone shares incessantly on Facebook. Sometimes these sayings are quotes of important people, and sometimes they’re just random sayings. Seeing these on Facebook, it suddenly hit me, […]

Independence Day Is Here!

When July 4 rolls around, I always feel like we’re well into summer. Of course, summer began just a week and a half ago. I’m up at my in-laws’ camp on the lake today, family visiting with family. A comforting, cool breeze is blowing off the lake. And even though it may sprinkle a little […]

Budgeting is a Love Thang

According to Dave Ramsey, money arguments are the number-one cause of marital strife. Now, I’m not sure where he got that factoid. And I don’t actually know whether it’s true, because marriages—as all relationships—are more complex and nuanced than a single cause. Regardless, it is surely true that money arguments are a leading factor in […]

Favorite Indie Romances

I wanted to post this on Tuesday, but I was distracted by the recent holiday. Naturally, I’m referring to National Guys in the Floral Department Day. Every year around this time, if you go into any store with a floral department, you are likely to see a dozen or so men wondering aimlessly in the […]

Three Kinds of Love

This is so très kewl! I was watching on NetFlix a Discovery Channel documentary, The Science of Sex Appeal… research for my next novel. Anyhow, at one point during the program, anthropologist Helen Fisher said: I think that we’ve evolved three distinctly different brain systems for love. One is the sex drive, the craving for […]