Happy Autumn Equinox

Autumn is a season for counting our blessings. For realizing just how much we have in life where so many others are without. It can often be easy to take things for granted. Things which millions of people desperately dream of having. By pausing for a moment, and looking around with mindfulness, we can find a new center. Begin with fresh energy.

Artwork takes us on this journey of appreciating the beauty in every day. The shimmering violet of a flower’s petal. The rich glow of autumn foliage. The masterpiece of a luminous sunset.

Poetry shimmers with vision. The delicate parasol of Queen Anne’s lace. The coy flirtations of a luminous moon. The charcoal tears of raindrops in dust.

Fiction draws us in to worlds which could easily be our own. A grandmother whose memories gambol and fade. A woman who relives the fears of a long-distant past. A young man who treasures every day he has left to him.

Non-Fiction invites us into a fellow traveler’s world. A woman meets her adopted daughter for the first time. A brother comes to terms with the untimely passing of a beloved sister. A woman’s life takes a detour which strengthens her courage. A young girl survives a tragic accident and realizes she’s lucky to be alive.

We are all on this big blue marble for the fleetest of moments. A few whirls around a star and our journey is complete. There is so much to treasure in every day. There are so many fellow humans we can gently touch and lift up. If only with a smile – if only with a kind word.

Namaste.

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sangria with peaches & Grand Marnier

A pothole on 146 squashed my tire, but I still managed to have an awesome interview with a local cable station about two of my books. One is a short mystery series set in local diners, while the other is a series of sweetly romantic novels set in medieval England. Now it’s time for sangria with peaches & Grand Marnier! What are you drinking tonight?

sangria for parties

I’m testing Vella Chardonnay for mixing up sangria for parties. One up-side of box wine – it doesn’t smash into sharp shards if people knock it over. 🙂 So far so good. I love using frozen peaches for ice cubes. What are you guys drinking tonight?