Saudade, A Deep Longing

Saudade—I have a bad case of it. Wikipedia defines this Portuguese word as, “…a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.” Sigh. My saudade sighs are for England. In my mid-twenties I lived in … More Saudade, A Deep Longing

Book Review: “A Bound Heart” by Laura Frantz

This is how I like to get my history lessons: alive and breathing in historical fiction, characters jumping off the page and into my heart. Laura Frantz is particularly adept at bringing history and characters to life—I know—I’ve read all ten of her books. Her last three books, A Moonbow Night, The Lacemaker, and now, … More Book Review: “A Bound Heart” by Laura Frantz

2019 Note to Self

I don’t do selfies and I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. So this is more of a Note to Self. Maybe it resonates with you too. So here’s what I want to think about more in 2019. See the good side of things. I had a friend who said that people who go about whistling … More 2019 Note to Self