New Direction

After much soul-searching, I’ve decided to take my freelance career in a different direction. Instead of spending my energy on trying to get magazine article gigs, I’ve decided to focus on my newspaper job, my blogs and my two books. This move will allow...

Things are happening

Things are happening folks and they are all good. Dave and I moved to Virginia about a year ago. We got our first granddaughter in December.. And a book I am writing — The Boss’s Dog Died — Now What? — is on it’s second draft after...

Ethiopian Trivia

How many months are in the Ethiopian calendar? I recently revealed that in a previous post. Put you answer in the...

The Bob Marley Experience

Bob Marley had a fascination with Ethiopia and it’s Emperor Haile Selassie I, possibly because of its history with the Rastafarian movement. His ninth album, “Survival” includes many songs about Africa. http://www.bobmarley.com/history For more...

Did you know?

Did you know that Ethiopia works with a different calendar than the rest of the world? For instance, New Year’s Day is September 11, but instead of being 2015, the year is 2008. New Year is in September. The calendar is similar to the Egyptian┬áCoptic Calendar (...

I’m getting excited!

I’m getting really excited. I am finally getting my act together and writing and posting more on both ChappyTWife and Eastern Africa: Stories of Hope and Faith. I hope you are still following me. I know I left you hanging for a while, but I am back. So...

See my latest articles

I’m really enjoying my work at the Sun Herald in Gulfport, MS. The newspaper covers the goings on in South Mississippi and I get to write a lot of articles about the good things happening in the area. Maybe I’m a bit Pollyannish, but I enjoy writing good...

Favorite Books of 2014

In 2014 I read 46 books — down from 69 in 2013. Either I was really busy or I read longer books! The following, in no particular order, is a list of my favorite books of 2014. If you enjoy reading as much as I do, try these books. They all have lasting memory...

I’ve been busy

Hey all. I’ve been very busy writing for the Sun Herald in South Mississippi. I absolutely love it with newspapers being my first love and all. Check out what I’ve written on my newspaper articles page!