A conversations over coffee and musings about the lives of others (or don’t trade in your soul because you can’t get it back.)

A conversations over coffee and musings about the lives of others (or don’t trade in your soul because you can’t get it back.)

A conversations over coffee and musings about the lives of others. This morning I met for coffee with my brother’s friend James. James is one of those people I find extremely obnoxious, but we have a connections through my brother Andy and through some shared experiences. We all have friends like James. When he isn’t … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World

Short Story Sunday: Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World

Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World (Published as author Marla Todd) The end of the world had come and gone a long time ago. Of course I wouldn’t dare remind Captain Sandy of that extraordinary fact. He stood in the basket of the airship, hands on the control, the tails … Continue reading

Burning Question #22: Hotter than the pavement outside (with a bit of horror)

Burning Question #22: Hotter than the pavement outside (with a bit of horror)

It is too hot to even think right now – about 107 F outside and the air conditioning isn’t what it should be…so I’m inspired by something even hotter than the pavement in front of my house – Vincent Price. Vincent Price is one of my favorite actors. He was wonderful in the dark mystery … Continue reading

Don’t bring me your dog… and other parenting stories.

Don’t bring me your dog… and other parenting stories.

I grew up in a household with a lot of pets. I remember one summer when we had two wolfhounds, a medium sized black dog of questionable lineage, three cats, an eighty year old parrot, and a cage full of mice. Outside of the house were three horses. There were also five children. Four boys. … Continue reading

Musings On Moving On

Musings On Moving On

I’m not special. I’m busy. I’m different. I’m impatient and frazzled more than usual these days. I’m a mom. So don’t sweet talk me or give me hollow compliments. You never had to prove anything to me. I’m a Vampire. You never have to prove yourself to a Vampire. That is what I said to … Continue reading

Midweek Summer Reading: Suspect

Midweek Summer Reading: Suspect

I first experienced Suspect by Robert Crais as an audio book. My husband is reading it now, and I plan to read it again when he is finished. Most of us know Crais from his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series. This is a stand alone book with an entirely new cast of characters. Below … Continue reading