Not Objects Exactly

December 5, 2016

Mouse in the House

August 15, 2016

The Hut

August 1, 2016

Asher Witmer’s Review of Anything But Simple

October 16, 2017

Asher Witmer is the author of one of my favorite blogs. He is both relevant and honest in writing about his own struggles in his Christian walk and about the struggles and needs of the Church as a whole. I love that he does not contain his words within the box of a certain denomination but makes them broad enough to include everyone. I also …

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The Book at the Top of the Mountain

October 10, 2017

Once upon a time, I wrote a children’s story for creative writing class. And as week followed week and year followed year, I liked the story so well I decided to publish it as a children’s book. But publishing a children’s book, I discovered, was no easy task. I scaled a high mountain, looking for an illustrator. At the tip top of the mountain, I …

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On My Way to Indiana

October 3, 2017

By Wednesday, my dusty car will be shiny black, and I will be buzzing down the highway toward the place where my dad grew up. In Indiana, I will not only have the privilege of visiting my grandma and my aunts and maybe a cousin or two, I will also be doing a book signing at Better World Books in Goshen. The book signing will …

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Anything But Simple Review and Giveaway

October 1, 2017

The latest review and giveaway for Anything But Simple was recently posted by my friend and name twin, Luci. I enjoyed reading what she had to say about me almost more than I enjoyed reading what she had to say about the book. I felt I got a glimpse of myself through someone else’s eyes, and since she has an art for writing both authentically …

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Dementia Prevention OR Why I Am Reading a Chemistry Book

September 26, 2017

It’s called Exploring The World of Chemistry: From Ancient Metals to High Speed Computers, by John Hudson Tiner. It tells the story of chemistry’s development. And it’s written with the level of simplicity I need in order to (sorta) understand such complex subjects as alpha particles and spectroscopes and just why it is that inert elements have a valance of zero. Like I ever cared …

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Book Signing at Holly’s Last Stand

September 20, 2017

For those of you from my home community, I will be at Holly’s Last Stand in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 23rd, signing copies of Anything But Simple. You will find me there from 10:00 A.M. until closing time, so if you haven’t had your copy signed yet, bring it by! And if you would like to buy a copy, it will be offered at …

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JOY

September 19, 2017

What does this picture make you think of? It makes me remember one of my favorite children’s books, the one that has the repeated line, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Anyone else love that story? This picture also makes a tiny three letter word run through my mind. Joy. Joy is my middle name, and maybe that is why the quality of joy …

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Rusk County Photo Tour

September 12, 2017

I met Liang and Sami unexpectedly while selling books at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market. Liang, a photographer, flew his drone over the market to take pictures. When he flew over my table, the wind from his drone inadvertently knocked over all the family photos I had carefully set up for display on my table alongside the copies of Anything But Simple.  I laughed. …

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Anything But Simple: Review and Giveaway #4

September 8, 2017

“You surely aren’t a hypocrite!” someone commented to me recently, after reading my book. Thank you. “It must have taken a lot of courage to write this,” someone else said. Yes. It did. “Anything But Simple is, I think the most honest, open look at ‘the Mennonite life’ I’ve ever read.” writes Jeanette Dexter in her review of Anything But Simple. No sign here of …

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