Hummingbirds & Me

When I was in second grade, we had to do a report on an animal. I was told I couldn’t pick a unicorn or pegasus, so somehow, I ended up with hummingbirds. Ever since, when my mom sees a hummingbird something—anything!—she thinks of me, and often buys it for me. As far as hummingbird trinkets … More Hummingbirds & Me

Favorite Authors

Some of the most common advice to aspiring writers is to read a lot and write a lot. I’m not sure how I’m doing on the latter, but the former has always been a passion of mine. Back in junior high, I spent the summer on my bike, riding all over the neighborhood, all over … More Favorite Authors

Winter Night Life

Rarely do people relate winter with life. Rather, it’s associated with the cold, the barren, the dead. And while the earth may be resting for the next growing season, the forest is still teeming with life if one looks—or listens—hard enough. Squirrels are everywhere, growing fat and happy on the corn and sunflower seeds that … More Winter Night Life

Autumn Days

With the arrival of November, it seems that autumn is finally arriving to my little corner of Texas. Looking around you certainly wouldn’t know it. Just looking out the window it could easily still be the height of summer. The days are still filled with sunshine and we’re still reaching daytime temperatures in the mid-70’s. … More Autumn Days

Jumping with Mikey

When you’re in college it’s funny what you can find to be your “Physical Education” credits that the university requires for your degree.  My sister took judo at the community college when she was going.  I took ballroom dance as my first credit…and equitation as my second. I was always a western girl when it … More Jumping with Mikey