Disaster Relief Efforts Monday, Dec 18 2017 

In the past month, we have been surrounded by devastating fires, one of which has been growing for almost a month and is expected to last into 2018. Before that, our Wine Country was devastated by a raging wildfire. Aside from the California fires, there has been devastation from flooding in several states and Puerto Rico is suffering unimaginably with lack of supplies, rebuilding efforts sluggish and no electricity for more than 50% of the island.

Natural disasters are expected, how we respond to them can be a challenge. This is why I am donating 50% of all my book sales to on-the-ground organizations who can get funds to those who really need them the most. This includes paying for temporary housing, providing food, water and other necessities for children and the elderly.

My initial goal is to raise $100,000 to further the efforts under way. Please help me by purchasing my ebook, “Courting Love”. Not an ebook lover? Get it for a friend as a gift, share this with everyone you know. I will post updates to this blog with our dollar progress and where funds go once they come in.

You can find my book at Smashwords.com. Thank you in advance for your support.


What happened to my shiny new penny? Friday, Oct 30 2015 


It was just a few short months ago that I this really cool shiny penny dropped into my life.  I was so excited that I cherished not only this new penny but all the others that came before it. Cooper is supposed to take quite a bit of time to tarnish, however, my shiny new penny seemed to lose its luster unusually fast. My precious shiny penny has rusted to the point of near non-recognition. How can that be? I was planning on fully enjoying it for years to come. When did it become a bad penny? So how do I get my penny back to its original or near original luster?  Can I clean up this penny? The opportunity is there, I just have to decide which tools to use and make my penny shine again. It will take some finessing but a little elbow grease and time but I will spit shine it until I see the light beaming off of it again.

So the journey begins, do I try to save it or find a new one because the tarnish refuses to go away?  We will soon find out.

Be My Green Valentine Thursday, Feb 7 2013 

Next week is Valentine’s Day. A day designed for lovers to show their love for one another. As someone who has a passion for living green, I have published an article that offers eco-friendly ideas that are not only good for couples but for entire families. After reading the article, I welcome open discussion and more ideas like dimming the lights and using flameless candles or 100% soy candles made locally.


Unemployed: Staying Relevant During Long-Term Unemployment Thursday, Feb 7 2013 

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This book was a direct response to hearing reports of people being told to not apply for jobs if they have been out of work for more than six months. Many were saying they did not know what to do next. I have compiled information for ways people can stay active while unemployed and use the options to keep their resume up to date effectively closing long gaps between jobs. Even if this book does not work for you, you may know someone who is in need of help and encouragement. There are solutions, it is just a matter of finding what works best for each individual.