Sunday, January 15, 2017
The Australian Open tennis tournament starts tomorrow. The player I'm rooting for is obvious: that would be Serena Williams, of course. If Serena could make up her "at least one major title a year" quota the first time out in 2017, well, that would be great. Here's to hoping you pick up title number 23, Serena. Belinda Bencic is a tough player to go up against in the first round; I thought seeded players were supposed to have an easy first round?
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year! I don't know about you, but I'm glad that 2016 is finally coming to an end. There are lots of things I'd like to forget about it.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Happy Holidays to one and all! May your days be filled with love, laughter and peace!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The holidays are fast approaching. Here's to everyone staying safe and happy during this time.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wishing everyone a fond and joyous Thanksgiving, the one day of the year where you actually have an excuse to overeat. I hope that you get to share it with loved ones.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Don't forget to vote today! I can't recall a single American presidential election that was more important than this one. Every vote counts!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Mark. We love you!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I'm about to try out that DNA service 23 and me as a gift to my mother. I guess we'll all find out just how far our roots go.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Just got back from our trip to Yellowstone National Park a couple of days ago. Wow, what an experience! Yellowstone is definitely a nature lover's paradise.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The great Serena Williams is still number one.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to the Olympics! I wish the very best of luck to all of my favorites!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Happy birthday, Snewty Patootie! We love you! Happy belated birthday to you, too, Salem!
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Congratulations, Serena Williams, on grand slam singles title number twenty-two. I always knew you had the ability to reach for the stars. And taking the ladies' doubles title as well? What a wonderful bonus!
Monday, June 6, 2016
Happy Birthday, Marlene! We love you!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The French Open tennis tournament starts in less than a week. I wonder who I'll be rooting for…?
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Congratulations, David! Today you've earned a bachelor's degree from Oakland University's School of Education and Human Services. Bravo!
Sunday, March 27, 2016
I'm hoping you get that winning form back, Serena, at the Miami Open. Here's to you and your fabulous career!
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Happy birthday, Craig. We love you!
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Let's all make this a new year to remember!
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays and an outstanding new year!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I've been working on my book about Wyatt Earp and the rest of those Tombstone, Arizona staples. I'm really starting to like the flow of the book. With all the research I've done, I've probably been working on it for better than two years now. It should be completed in early 2016.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Today is my husband's 57th birthday, and I wish him at least that many more!
Monday, September 14, 2015
Congratulations on an outstanding year, Serena Williams. I look forward to watching you play in 2016!
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
You're starting to get your new swing on point, Tiger. Keep up the good work. It'll be great to see you winning again.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Serena came through, so now it's your turn to do well at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Tiger Woods. The best of luck to you.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Good luck Serena Williams! I'm pulling for you to win the Wimbledon singles title tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I am proud to announce that my daughter is an electrical engineer who also has a degree in brain and cognitive sciences. She is also a member of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Outstanding!
Friday, May 22, 2015
My husband and I will be heading off to Canada for a few days, and then we'll be spend some time in the great state of Maine. After rubbing elbows with the moose and the whales and the llamas there, we'll be drifting down into Massachusetts to see our daughter graduate. Should be fun!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
My daughter will graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 5, 2015. Congratulations, Snewt! You did it!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
I am very pleased to say that my daughter has decided to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall. She has been awarded a Biomedical Engineering Fellowship as a PhD candidate. Dad and I are very proud!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Yesterday was my birthday. I'm 56 years old now, and hopefully still going strong.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
My daughter is flying from Stanford, California on her way back to Cambridge, Massachusetts by way of Logan International Airport in Boston today. Six hours in the air, losing about an hour on buses and subways, and then losing another 3 hours on top of that because of the time differential is not a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday. (The spring ahead is also a killer today—another hour gone, just like that!) Daddy and I wish you safe travels, Shorty. We love you.
Monday, February 9, 2015
If you are ever near Tampa, Florida, please treat yourself by checking out the Salvador Dali Museum. It's small, but it sure packs a punch.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
My husband and I will be traveling to Florida soon to visit with my father-in-law and his wife. It will be great to get away from the Michigan snow and subzero temperatures for awhile!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Yesterday was my son's 27th birthday, so I'd like to wish him all the best and to say how proud I am of him. I wish Craig and everyone else an outstanding 2015!
Sunday, December 28, 2014
2015 isn't that far away. I wish everyone a very happy, peaceful, and prosperous new year.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
If all goes well, I will be publishing Twilight Is the Time the Dead Look Back today on Smashwords and on Amazon. I hope it is well received. Happy holidays!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
My daughter is coming home from school for the holidays today. My husband and I can't wait to see her!
Monday, November 24, 2014
I hope everyone has a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I'm still numb over the election results. What's happening here? Can anybody tell me?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
My husband and I will be jetting off to Cambridge, Massachusetts soon to visit our daughter. She's double-majoring in electrical engineering and in brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. God bless her, she will be graduating from MIT this May.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Soon I'll be publishing some of my short stories on this website so that visitors may enjoy them for free. It's the least I can do.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
We've got a nice Twilight cover idea in the works, so it looks as though the fifth installment of my Detective Rein Connery series will be released sooner than expected. I've got my fingers crossed!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Twilight Is the Time the Dead Look Back, the fifth installment of my Detective Rein Connery mystery series, will be published before the end of the year. The book is done, but the cover image is presenting itself to be quite the challenge.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
My father would have been 80 years old today. He died 13 years ago, the same year as the twin tower attacks in New York City.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
All I have to say is this: Serena Williams, you are so cool! 18 majors, and counting. You are without a doubt one of the best tennis players this old planet has ever seen. Congratulations!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
We just got back from dropping our daughter off at MIT. She's a senior undergraduate student, so the next time we have to deal with that drive (over 780 miles one way), it'll be for her graduation!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I just published Scion of Gethsemane. And, as promised, I am offering a 50% off coupon (a promotional price of $2.00) until August 25, 2014. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I am finally finishing up with my next two Detective Rein Connery books, Good As You and Twilight Is the Time the Dead Look Back. They should be available for purchase by the end of the week. Please let me know what you think of them.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I'll be adding a short summary for Scion of Gethsemane sometime this weekend, with sample chapters soon to follow. Let me know if you think the novel sounds interesting. Thanks a bunch!
Monday, June 30, 2014
For those of you who love a good contemporary story about love, lives, and relationships, keep your eyes open for my novel Scion of Gethsemane. It will be available before the end of August. If you love a good mystery filled with interesting characters, check out Good As You (my salute to the gay and lesbian people in my life) and Twilight Is the Time the Dead Look Back (a salute to my Native American friends). They should be ready to read by the end of August as well. I'll explain a little about each of them in the following weeks.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thanks for the thrills, California Chrome. You did your best, and we love you for it.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
So, California Chrome, you've got the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness already in the bag. Don't let us down now because the Triple Crown is so close, you can touch it. The best of luck to you at the Belmont Stakes. I'll be watching, and I know that Marlene will be watching from heaven, too.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Kentucky Derby is today! Best of luck to California Chrome; I hope he lives up to all the hype. May the spirit of Alberta Marlene Denny Emonds be with you!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Happy 80th birthday, Mom! We love you!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I'd like to give a shout-out to my husband who has been in Grangemouth, Scotland for the past week. He is within walking distance of the new kelpies the populace constructed in a nearby park (check them out online). And please don't eat the black pudding!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
This website is lovingly dedicated to the memories of William Hayes Braxton and Alberta Marlene Denny Emonds. May they both rest in peace and joy.
Friday, January 10, 2014
It's so nice to have a place in cyberspace that I can finally call home.
Monday, January 6, 2014
So it begins.