A Cherokee Blessing


“May the warm winds of heaven blow

softly upon your house.

May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there.

May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows,

and may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.”

—-American Indian Cherokee Blessing

P.S. Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends!

I Do Know How to Drive …. Honest

Yesterday I drove to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to pick My Favorite Domer up for the holidays.

Today I’m apologizing to all those drivers on I-10 for the stupid move I made that could have taken out dozens of us. Maybe more.

Here’s how it went down:

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Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Let’s be honest here, okay? There are some pretty tacky ways families can “deck the halls” now, and a brief foray into a few new stores showed me just how much I’ve been missing.

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Healing, Body and Spirit

Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt drawn to the South, especially during the long, cold, grey days of winter.

That pull has been exceptionally strong this year, when temperatures took an uncharacteristic early nosedive — and have yet to recover.

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Write First; Then Hawk

A few years ago, I went to a writing conference where we were encouraged to start building our “platform” before we were ready to publish our book.

(“Platform building” is basically marketing of you as a writer. It encompasses those things you do to engage potential readers and includes a website, blog, and social media.)

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Feeling a Wee Bit of Wanderlust

Have you ever felt the need to get away?

I’m not talking about taking an afternoon or a day off (though that would be nice).

I’m talking about jumping in the car or onto a train or plane and going away.

Railroad tracks

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