food

Roasty, toasty winter magic

A tiny door in the Victorian-era roaster, allowed a sample of coffee beans to be checked continually. This scoop was just short of French roast. If you love coffee, this story that I did for New Year's weekend's combined Wheeling Intelligencer and News Register is for you. I simply cannot describe how wonderful that roasting… Continue reading Roasty, toasty winter magic

family life, gardening, outdoors

Appalachian spring

" ...¬†when the world is mud-luscious ... when the world is puddle-wonderful..." E.E. Cummings, American poet There are still patches of dirt-speckled snow on the ground here and there. There will probably be a fresh layer or two to come. But, winter's grip is broken in this part of Appalachia. It's true. Birds are whoop-de-doing… Continue reading Appalachian spring

books, romance

“Suspended Aggravation” wraps TODAY

Click here to read the last two chapters of "Suspended Aggravation." It's true! Suspended Aggravation has reached the end. Today's final post on Weelunk magazine is a surprise bonus that includes the last two chapters and the kind of happy ending for which we all hope. If you'd like to catch up, all the previous… Continue reading “Suspended Aggravation” wraps TODAY

books, romance

“Suspended Aggravation” Chapter 38 live, FREE

Click here to read Chapter 38. Scroll to the bottom of the link to access earlier chapters. Chapter 38 is live. Only two chapters remain! A quick look: Allie is nearly free from the hospital. But, friends and family have a party and the sharing of some wisdom in mind before she goes.