Tag Archives: Mary Lamphere

White Board Worthy

I’ve recently returned from a writers’ retreat and was thinking about what words of writing wisdom I could share with my Monday blog readers . . . but then I realized our highlights are NSFW. My friends do not, and … Continue reading

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This is my 443rd week of posts!

I came across an old blog post the other day and it inspired me to update it. It’s from January 28, 2013 and titled MaryFranniversary. It celebrates a FULL year, 52 weeks, of Monday blogs. I was pretty proud of … Continue reading

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DeKalb Weird

Some of you are probably thinking, about time, right? And others are like, what? A quick refresher–whenever I travel, I try to keep track of things that I experience that are new and/or different for me. You know, anything that … Continue reading

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Change is good, right?

                    I came across this photo the other day and decided it was particularly timely.  Taken on my sixth birthday in October, 1972, it’s my friends and I posing for a … Continue reading

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I’m Melting

A shout out to MY PEEPS! To the ladies in that mature stage of life between puberty and death. Fair Warning: This post is not for the young, physically squeamish, or well, guys, I guess. Although the latter might learn … Continue reading

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This is a test. This is only a test.

I’m struggling with words this morning. My predictably regular Monday morning thoughts are randomly escaping me. I’m sure I’m not alone in this disconnectedness. Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the … Continue reading

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Honor and Respect

It’s been a rough many weeks of sheltering in place. This date marks the SEVENTY-SIXTH day for those of us in Illinois. Just another day. Maybe a Monday? Who knows?! It hardly seems like a holiday. For the record: IT … Continue reading

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Doing my part.

As you probably know, I’ve been working on the sequel to A Stranger’s Child for almost two years now. It’s been slow going…a false start (that part will be book three), personal stuff, and the unexpected deaths of friends and … Continue reading

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Life is just a Bowl of Creamers!

Last Monday, I blogged about the little things I was missing… Like unlimited refills and a bowl of coffee creamers on the table. The next day, I received a surprise package from Amazon– A BOX OF FLAVORED CREAMERS! The note … Continue reading

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BC19 and During…

I find it very interesting the things that I miss. And so grateful for the things I did before I couldn’t. For instance, before COVID 19, I met with my writer friends every other Monday at Jessica’s in Roscoe. It’s … Continue reading

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