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Welcome to my blog! I am an aspiring writer, and use this blog to practice my poem, story, and article writing. If that interests you, grab a cup of coffee or tea and make yourself at home!

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Review and Analysis of Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

*Please be aware that this book deals with topics of alcoholism, domestic abuse, and mistreatment of a child. “What is your favorite book?” is a question every  book lover hates to hear. It’s something I ponder occasionally and I have put a lot of thought into the subject. I have a favorite book due to […]

Saturday Catch Up

Hello everyone! I did not expect to take so long on a new post. I did not realize how completely moving would take over my life. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ve never moved a whole house. My parents still live in the house we moved into when I was three, so I […]

Sunday Chat; Seasonal Food and Relaxing

Hello everyone. I thought I would try a new post format and writing style today. A bit more conversational and informal. We’ll see how it goes, and it might become a regular feature on the blog. First, the link to a recipe for convenience. Today is an overcast, rainy Sunday. My husband and I had […]

The Indomitable Spirit of Jonquils

A few things lined up in my life recently, and together they gave me a reminder I’ve needed.  I noticed how even though the jonquils, which line nearly all of the roadways where I live, die when we have a cold snap, they spring back to life as soon as the weather warms up again. […]

The Road Less Travelled

I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. From The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost I sit in my car on my thirty minute lunch breaks from work, and today was […]

Cozy Minimalism

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend in a cottage on Lookout Mountain. The mountain is a unique one for our area, it’s tall and straight, instead of the rolling peaks more common in the Southern Appalachians.  Over the weekend we went hiking at Lula Lake, drove to Desoto Falls in Alabama, went […]

Getting Lost, Figuratively and Literally

Trail maps are important items. They keep you from literally getting lost in the middle of the forest. The help you be prepared and know what’s ahead. And most importantly, they normally tell you how far you can expect to walk. However, some trail maps are better than others. My husband, his mother, and I […]


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