food, recipes

Hot Cross Buns

So much tastier than store bought ones -- try it for yourself! There's still time to make something special for Good Friday and Easter. These pastries were easy to find when I lived near Chicago. In Appalachia, it's easier to make them myself. The link includes a recipe and a bit of cross-pastry history. :)… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns

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

spiritual life, writing

When church goes right … and it makes the national news!

The Rev. Darrell Cummings of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling, W.Va., jokes with Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Goodwin, who grew up attending the church. Photos by Rebecca Kiger, story by Nora Edinger. Reprinted with permission from The Washington Post Magazine. “We’re not a Black church or a White church. We’re just a church,” the Rev.… Continue reading When church goes right … and it makes the national news!

books, writing

A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?

"She jumped." Nora Edinger, "Suspended Aggravation"   Me in January promo shot, a couple of weeks before Suspended Aggravation began posting as a serial release in Weelunk magazine. Other than a season at home with our children, I have had the mixed blessing of writing professionally since I was 23. ("Mixed" in that the work… Continue reading A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?

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