Second Edition

After months away, this website will become alive again. The Second Edition of Death Comes Not as a Stranger is here and can be ordered wherever books available: through book stores, on the internet at and Amazon, on e-publishing sites Kindle, Nook, and iBookstore. This book can be reviewed easily on the “look inside” […]

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A Thumb-Nail Sketch


My first real job was teaching fifth grade. A move from elementary school to junior high was followed by teaching at community colleges and later, by teaching courses at the graduate level. Creative writing, structuring a classroom environment that encourages creative expression, parenting skills, management skills for women, and ways women can own their power […]

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By Way of Introduction . . .

Lois sitting in the garden with a cup of tea

As I learned of the Internet’s capacities for communication, my reluctance to join the millions already at home there turned to excitement. I know how much I have learned from others. Perhaps I can reciprocate by sharing some of the things I have learned with you. Lessons learned seem to outnumber lessons taught. Joyously enlightening […]

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