Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sometimes, the answer is no

For several years, I have wanted to raise chickens. I daydream about feeding them, holding them and collecting their tasty eggs. I can’t wait for the day when I too can call myself a chicken farmer. So now that we … Continue reading

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The Obermeiers

I took this photo of my family when I attended the Obermeier family reunion in August, 1991. From left, my aunt, Mary Rose Cole; my grandmother, Estelle Obermeier; my uncle, Jack Obermeier; and my mother, Louise Drake

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Inspiration from a source close to home

The job of every storyteller is to give the main character a burning desire for something or someone. In my novel, Bone Girl, my main character, Josey, wants her mother to come home and love her, to be the parent … Continue reading

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Easter with my Aunt Mary Rose

Today is the Wednesday before Easter. Growing up, this was an important day for me because this was the day my mom picked my brother, Paul, and I up from school, and we drove seven hours south to my aunt’s … Continue reading

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SCORE!

Earlier this week, I visited the offices of SCORE. No, I didn’t know what that was either. SCORE is the acronym for Service Corps of Retired Executives, an organization started in 1964 to help would-be entrepreneurs (like me) start their … Continue reading

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Why I blog

Last night, on my way home from a local writers meeting, my husband told me that our daughter asked why I wasted my time blogging. Could I really support us by blogging? The answer is no. I can’t pay any … Continue reading

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Eeyore, the baskethound

At the veterinarian yesterday, we were told he has gained 12 pounds since we moved to eastern Washington. Twelve! I couldn’t believe it. Per my request, the staff weighed him three times. The last weigh, Eeyore sat down on the … Continue reading

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