Category Archives: Writing

Southern Charm

I’ve always loved visiting the South, whether as a newlywed driving with Hubby D on two-lane roads leading to Florida or those many return trips we later took with our growing family. Some routes we selected as most expedient—the Interstates … Continue reading

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

I do every now and then—in my dreams. The Forever Student … In which I am an adult, living in my childhood home (apparently on my own) and still going to high school. On any given morning of my dreams, … Continue reading

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Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat,” an excerpt from my current yet-to-be-named work in progress, otherwise known as Book 3, From the Savino Sisters Mystery Series. Mike Something from Book 2 has returned—older, wiser, and seeking redemption from Ellen Savino who erased him from … Continue reading

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Star Gazing

  It was my choice to become a kindergarten dropout (long story) but dropping out didn’t seem to affect my ability to absorb knowledge. In first grade I learned to write cursive and with my dad’s help, I penned my … Continue reading

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A Cringe-worthy Moment

We’ve all had them, right? Those moments in time you’d like to forget and often do until something triggers a non-relatable incident deep within the recesses of your brain. Such was the case recently when Hubby D and I were … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Memories

“An Italian Wedding” was originally published in 2011 and is one of my favorite blogs about the G family, our cousins who live in the Piemonte Region of Northern Italian. The following year the bride and groom and his parents … Continue reading

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How High Have You Been?

How high have you been? I’ve been to the top of Switzerland’s Jungfrau Mountain, a total of 11,388 feet. This blog originally appeared on my website back in 2011. It works as well now as it did then since I … Continue reading

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An Idiotic Trade-off

An excerpt from my yet-to-be-named Book 3 in the Savino Sisters Mystery Series. Cutting short their Italian holiday due to their uptight mother’s involvement in the murder of one, Dakin Corrigan, was bad enough for Ellen and Margo Savino. But … Continue reading

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My Knife Collection

I have this thing about kitchen knives. It began some years ago with a Christmas gift from No. 1 son M and family—a set of Henckel Knives and a hardwood block for storing the knives. Certainly sufficient for my culinary … Continue reading

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Card Club

Old friends never fade away. Nor should they. Eons ago, after graduating from high school, my girlfriends and I would get together. Once a month we met at each other’s homes. Actually our parents’ homes, until we acquired our own … Continue reading

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