Rachel Leigh Smith on creative hobbies

Rachel Leigh Smith and I have been friends for a while now. I’m pretty sure it’s been a bit longer than the decade she admits to below. Anyway, last summer, when Rachel released her first book, My Name is A’yen, I ran right to my computer to buy it. I consumed her story with lightning speed, enjoying every minute of …

Jim

One thing about working at home, one loses track of the days, the day, the date. I went on my merry way all day today without realizing what day it was. As it turns out, 24 years ago today (!) I lost my cousin Jim. He was… amazing. In a note given to my aunt upon his death, Jim was …

Can’t go back

Dave and I spent most of the month of June helping Mom move out of the house that she and Dad bought back in 1963 when I was three years old. It’s the house I grew up in, the house Dad remodeled over the years, putting so much of his heart into, the house we loved in and fought in …