Fran the Button Lady 4

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius Stitch by stitch the cover art for my upcoming book Valentine’s Day is taking shape. Hand sewing is such a gift, for the time it gives me to sit with my thoughts and let my mind wander to things I haven’t thought about in a […]


Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. Its about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to let our true selves be seen. ~ Brene Brown. The shift is real. If you know me in the physical world, or follow my […]

Mo-Neigh – The Artwork of Therapy Horses

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Winston Churchill If you are a regular reader of my blog you have heard my praises for the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC). Our family knows firsthand the amazing people who are […]

Kindness is a Special Kind of Light

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”   Edith Wharton I’m really excited to begin bringing you stories of regular people, like you or me, who are making a difference in their community. In these unsettling times with the news often […]

It Takes Time 2

  If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” ~ Barack Obama Wow! I haven’t written a post since December 1st when I was relating my desire to share with you some awesome people, ordinary yet awesome people, who are making […]

Shiny Happy People 2

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.   Martin Luther King Jr. The last blog post I wrote was back in late July – I usually post each month or maybe six weeks. A lot has happened in […]

Life’s Many Gifts 4

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey One year ago I had just received the proof of my first picture book, Halloween Night, it was so exciting I think I had to be pealed off the ceiling! Looking back I cant […]

Compassion Through Passion 2

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. ~ C. S. Lewis I am SO excited to have completed my second picture book ~ Test Day, Team Player ! This project has been my passion for the last 6 years, not always […]