Category Archives: Relating to Well Considered

Nearly gone with the wind!

We’ve already been to four festivals this year, and I’m just getting around to writing about them. Here goes ~ At the Old Town Bowie Antique & Craft Spring Fling 2016 (Sunday, May 15  in Old Bowie, MD), the wind … Continue reading

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A battle for survival

This is Roger Alan Skipper’s story about Oralee, an uneducated, honest, fiercely independent Appalachian woman who, despite hardscrabble poverty and adversity, refuses to accept government welfare (or assistance from anyone). She battles to survive and care for her infant daughter … Continue reading

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History Lives in Westlake

In July, we participated in the Westlake [Ohio] Historical Society Vintage Antique & Craft Festival, which may seem like an unusual venue for selling my books. But all of my novels are historical: Canoedling in Cleveland pictures life in Cleveland from teenagers’ … Continue reading

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A Saturday run on Cologne

We came to the Vermilion (OH) Festival of the Fish to sell Canoedling in Cleveland which, of course, includes a canoe trip down the Vermilion River and a children’s fantasy story about the vermi-lions (lion-worms) on the Vermilion River. When … Continue reading

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A texting nightmare

A new light is in my sky, a novelist named Kathy Cunningham. I’ve known her for a quarter of a century, but now she’s published a compelling novel for young adults. Here’s the gist of it. Finding Erin Campbell describes a high school girl … Continue reading

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Scaring the Rain in Bowie

Saturday we scared away the rain all day and had a pleasant Bowiefest at Allen Pond Park in Bowie, Maryland. Bands played, singers sang, miniature people danced on the stage and twirled batons and walked by with painted faces and cotton candy, dogs … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Streams and Waterways in Greenbelt, Maryland

This past weekend, May 9-10, at the Green Man Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, we celebrated “Streams and Waterways.” This was the same motif as the environmental theme of my new novel, Canoedling in Cleveland, in which my teenage characters canoe  down the dead … Continue reading

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Canoedling in Parma!

“I have to canoodle him, like I always do to people,” Jeff says. “Canoodle?” Lori asks. “That’s not an SAT word.”             “Nope. It’s just one of my favorites. It means to get your way with someone by coaxing or … Continue reading

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Carpe Noctem

Here is the centerpiece for our table at the St. Jerome Academy’s Carpe Noctem Boutique for next Saturday, December 13, 2014, across from 5205 43rd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD, 5:00 – 9:00 P.M.  This tree has ornaments which display my three … Continue reading

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Two Points of View on Columbus Day

Writers must always be concerned about point of view. Here are two views of Columbus Day, one by supporters, and the other by proponents of Indigenous People’s Day. They bring to mind the issues of peace and justice, which are themes in my … Continue reading

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