I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

I’m linking up with Kathryn at Book Date and her It’s Monday…What Are You Reading? hop for this post. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say this, but I had a good reading week!  It’s no secret that I’ve had more than a few reading slumps in the past few years.  In fact, […]

I feel like I’ve written this post many, many times before.  Heck, this isn’t even the first time I’ve written this post this year!  But, if it ain’t broke… Anyway, we’re still in my “Spring Break 2019 series” and, today, we are back–once again–to Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District.  When I posted about our […]

Confession time:  One of my goals for 2019 was to get back into my weekly reading update posts.  Well, it’s now mid-May and I am finally getting my first such post up.  As you can guess, New Year’s Resolutions are not my jam. But, better late than never?  In any case, I’m hoping to have these […]

Before I get into this week’s Saturday Snapshot, I wanted to apologize for my absence last week.  I normally write these posts up on Friday and, all of last Friday, our internet was down.  It did come up again sometime later on Friday evening, but I was out of town all of Saturday and just […]

During our last trip to Arizona, we made a point to seek out new adventures.  This was made easier by the fact that my daughter is in the 4th grade and, thanks to the Every Kid in a Park program, we have a free National Parks pass through the end of the summer.  There were […]

We’re back in sunny Arizona and a visit to probably my favorite spot in the area, Tumacacori National Historic Park. I’ve written about our visits here nearly every time we’ve done a trip to Arizona and I don’t have much to add.  This time the kids were not keen on walking down to the Anza […]

One of my goals on this most recent trip to Arizona was to do more hiking.  Actually, that was my goal for the last time we went–but between Spanky McBonespur’s temper tantrum shutdown and the fact that it SNOWED, it didn’t happen.  However, this time the nation was facing another flavor of crisis and the […]