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Home is a word which brings positive thoughts to mind. Welcome to my site.  It’s a place to sit down, relax and put your feet up.  A place to talk about your day. The heart of every home is the kitchen. That’s where Buddy the beagle is quick to gobble any morsels of food which drop to the floor. Buddy is the main character in my Tails of Blueberry Street series.

I am a storyteller and poet. Everyday life inspires me. You can find all of my stories under the BLOG tab in the menu bar. They are also organized into the following categories shown in the sidebar of this page.

Book News shares up to date information about my children’s chapter book, Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street.

Campfire Tales  are stories about camping and hiking.  I include facts about Florida State Parks and links for more information.

Cooking shares humor from my kitchen.

Exploring America describes my experiences traveling throughout the U.S.

My Big Backyard tells about living in Orlando, Florida, with my husband Herb and our beagle, Buddy.

Notable People recognizes people who have shaped my life, including my experiences teaching third grade at Dover Shores Elementary.

Poetry includes many of my original works and the stories behind them.

Inspirational Thoughts are posts which reflect upon the work of writing and offer responses to questions from followers.

Many readers appreciate my positive outlook on life seasoned with my own unique style of writing. (So far, the only time I ventured near politics was when I nominated my pet beagle for president during the 2016 election.) The central theme of my blog is “stories are meant to be shared ” I’ve learned there are stories all around me, whether I’m shopping at my neighborhood grocery, or chatting with a park ranger at a campground. I want to inspire others to appreciate the beauty of the world around us and value simple moments in their daily routines.

In 2020 I was honored to be awarded first place winner of the Words and Wonders Summer Poetry Contest sponsored by the City of Orlando. My poem, “Front Porch Friendship,” is featured here.