Lavender’s Blue

This year's birthday marked a quiet celebration of lavender, lovingly woven into the decorations and gifts from loved ones (see below) and culminating into a long-wished-for dream, visiting a real-life lavender farm. As it turned out, we didn't have to fly to Provence, just to find lavender fields. In a small town in the Midwest, [...]

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Back From Another Conference

Another weekend come and gone and with it, Gateway Con 2019, the third-annual conference for writers held at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO. If you missed it, you missed more than the great speakers, readers and workshops, you also missed out on the loud and occasionally raucous after party. If you haven't [...]

What’s Playing: Ashes of Love

Viewed: 2018. 12/23-21/31 2019. 01/01-01/18 Netflix episode list and trailer available here. This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Netflix. Ashes of Love, Ashes of Love. Oh, this was ever such a nice surprise! Looking for a palette cleanser after Meteor Garden, I stumbled onto this fantasy series about an immortal romance [...]

Doorways

As I am writing this, we are seeing morning footage of the damage from yesterday's fire at Notre Dame de Paris. Incredibly, but not surprisingly, the Cross gleams amidst the rubble and the ash. The sacred relics of Christianity are saved. God is merciful. My heart is joined with fellow Catholics in France and around [...]