Baha’i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois

This beautiful landmark can be seen if you drive north from Chicago along the lake shore through Evanston into Wilmette. The Baha’i Temple, officially called The Baha’i House of Worship, is one of 7 in the world. If you’re unfamiliar with this religion, it’s basic teachings include equality, world peace, and unity. During my recent,Continue reading “Baha’i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois”

Two Weeks

I needed a break from my blog, but I’m back. Two weeks ago today, feels like months, I flew home after cutting my trip to Chicago short. When I left Colorado on March 13, I had school events scheduled, a store event, and plans with friends. Things changed, hour by hour, moment by moment. MyContinue reading “Two Weeks”

Thursday Thoughts

If you follow this blog, you know my affinity for the beauty in nature, animals, and children. This is my last Colorado sunrise for a week because I’m heading to Chicago. (I’ll pause here for your thoughts on traveling at the moment.) See you from Chicago. 😊

Happy First Birthday

So many wonderful experiences have happened since Aliana Reaches for the Moon was released. I’m enjoying author visits and schools and connecting with readers is the best part. School visits this week and the first week of March in Colorado. Heading to Chicago for some school visits later in March!

Why I love Social Media

More from my visit to Chicago I was a teacher and reading specialist in Chicago for ten years. My final year was full of wonderful memories of children I will never forget. I had the good fortune to work with two first graders that made every day rewarding. They were both the little sisters ofContinue reading “Why I love Social Media”

Do you believe in Karma?

I’ve always believed in putting positive energy into the world. I cheer on my friends when something wonderful happens; their joy is my joy. I try to be encouraging when they are facing challenges. Sometimes just letting someone vent or have as much time as they need to talk about what’s bothering them, is aContinue reading “Do you believe in Karma?”

Chicago Botanic Garden (micropoem) part two

A quinceañera photo shoot on a beautiful rose garden day children gather to watch. Overheard, “Do you see the princess?” “May we say hello to the princess?” Children kept at bay, eyes fixed on the beauty, until …. “Aren’t we lucky we saw a princess today?”