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Sensitive Child

Posted by straddleadmin on February 29, 2016
Posted in children 

Recently I was a visiting author at a school in Mesa.
A second-grade boy raised his hand. “Does it hurt you when the editor wants to change what you wrote?”
I asked, “Do you mean, does it hurt my feelings?”
He said, “Yes.”
I thought fast and said, “No, it doesn’t because I want the book to be the very best it can be, so I welcome suggestions.”

Several School Visits Coming Up

Posted by straddleadmin on January 26, 2016
Posted in appearances 

Starting tomorrow and continuing into the end of February, I’ll be visiting several groups of grade school students to share songs, riddles and the books I’ve written.

First Winter Storm Hits Midwest

Posted by straddleadmin on November 22, 2015
Posted in general 

Looking forward to Thanksgiving without snow. Will be with friends and will be trying not to eat too much.

Bikinis to Boots

Posted by straddleadmin on October 1, 2015
Posted in appearanceshometown 

Even though I have never had a bikini body, the shift from hot to cold weather dawned on me in these terms.


Posted by straddleadmin on May 1, 2015
Posted in booksYippee! 

Today I received an electronic proof of new book, Bonita Finds a Forever Home. Don’t know how many weeks will pass before I have an actual book in hand.


Posted by straddleadmin on March 26, 2015
Posted in Yippee! 

Slowed Way Down

Posted by straddleadmin on January 13, 2015
Posted in frustration 

We were having a wonderful hike on Sunday, then I fell and twisted my ankle. I’ve been doing the ice-and-elevate routine ever since.

Counting My Blessings

Posted by mcr1206 on January 7, 2015
Posted in Yippee! 

Several horrible things have occurred recently that make me realize once again how fortunate I am. Though I’m not exactly young, I’m still healthy and able to do everything I want to do. Yippee!

Bonita will star in my new book

Posted by straddleadmin on October 29, 2014
Posted in dogs 



Posted by straddleadmin on August 7, 2014
Posted in general 

Recently I have able to watch a) a mink running quite a long way. b) a little painted turtle c) the kingfisher who lives on our boat hoist’s solar panel d) three baby foxes (kits) playing in a ditch e) a mama raccoon with three trailing babies crossing our driveway f) a doe and her fawn g) two loons and h) lots of dragonflies.