Black Eyed Peas- The Recipe and the Legend

I wasn’t born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could. Actually, I think I was somehow mixed up at birth because Texas has always seemed like home to me. While I embrace most things southern, I draw the line at black-eyed peas and stewed okra. Fried okra I will eat […]

Christmas Recipes

I’m in cooking and baking mode to get Christmas done for loved ones, friends and my soldiers. I’ll be posting a few recipes here as I go along. This candy is nice because it’s a good break from the chocolate that seems to dominate all Christmas candy. It’s rich with a hint of tang and […]

Santa Was A Cowboy Revisited

I hope people will stop and think just a bit about how a small gesture of kindness might mean more than you will ever know to someone who is drowning in sorrow. Even a smile to a stranger, holding a door open for someone, allowing someone to get in line ahead of you or just […]


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Wrangler Patches and Country Humor

     A while back I was commenting in a chat about a picture I have of some bronc riders behind the chutes and the nice “scenery”. A young man in the chat blew a gasket. “That’s disgusting to be talking about men’s butts!” I’m sure he felt very violated.        I laughed.        […]

Lost in Space

I probably shouldn’t write this post, but…I’m frustrated. A few weeks ago my hard drive crashed on my Alienware. I need to find the documentation on it as I bought the extended warranty, but the service rep insists it’s expired…conveniently a few weeks previous. Anyway, since I have lost work before, I had everything backed […]

When I Am Old

When I’m old. I come from a long line of people who live to be fairly old, barring accidents, wars and illnesses. My mother is 80 years old and takes care of her yard, garden, house and worked in a convenience store until last year. She quit not because stocking beer coolers and shelves was […]

Premonitions–My Home Is In Heaven

Premonitions. We all have them. I’m working on a scene in DRAGON VALLEY now, where the main character has had a very bad feeling about her daughter going on a trip to gather some magical herbs that may help save dragons. Maija’s dead husband’s spirit has been walking the halls of her home all night […]