From the Berkshire Hills and from our home in South County, Rhode Island, we are sending you our heartfelt hopes for a Peaceful Day of Thanks wherever you may be today. And I just want to add that I feel incredible gratitude for all of the bloggers I’ve been communicating with during the last few … More Wishing You a Peaceful Day of Thanks
Meow! Roxie here. Before you continue, Gentle Reader, I need to warn you: this post is not for everyone. If you have an uncontrollable gag reflex, if you’re squeamish, if you tend to get queasy easily, I strongly suggest you wait to read this on an empty stomach. What I have to tell you is … More My Little Sister Eats Bugs!
Within the ten stories of A Berkshire Tale, ZuZu is constantly amazed by the world around her. During her first year, the tiny tabby encounters many new people on her adventures with her buddy, Nick. Sometimes, she can be a bit overwhelmed and can’t seem to decide if it’s the worst day or the best … More Worst Day, Best Day Ever!
I’ve been on a bit of a recess during the month of July. Right up until the end of June I’d been reading in classrooms,sending out emails, making phone calls, meeting with independent book store managers and gift shops to place A Berkshire Tale into Rhode Island stores. I wasn’t sure of its reception because RI … More Getting Back into the Swing of Things
Roxie, here! Today is International Cat Day and since Mom and Dad are not around I thought I’d post some cute pictures of me. Here is my latest, gorgeous head shot! It’s for my Mom’s newest blog posts. About me! “Wait a minute! You get out of here, ZuZu! I’m the oldest and I’m in … More International Cat Day!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who read my last blog post, “The Other Cat” you are familiar with Roxie. She is the one who does not have a book series. You know there are those among my friends who worry about Roxie’s self-esteem taking a hit due to ZuZu’s slow (very slow) rise to fame over … More The Other Cat Is In the Dog House!
Having written A Berkshire Tale with a kitten, ZuZu, as the main character (ZuZu is my own little tabby I rescued from under a barn.), I’ve found whenever I write a post with a feline tag, cat lovers tune in. They are a loyal audience. So, today I’m writing just for them. Often, people who know … More The Other Cat
Today it was important I overcome the obstacles holding me prisoner in the woods of South County and make a break for it. Marie, my eighty-seven year old neighbor (and biggest cheerleader for A Berkshire Tale) had broken her hip and was in a nursing home in town. I was worried and had to see for … More Why Is That Chicken Crossing the Road ?
Today I was sitting waiting to have some X-rays done and the only other person in the room began a conversation with me. Come to find out, she worked with computers and was a blogger. I told her about Blogging 101 and my problem of publishing the first assignment on the Commons Page and she … More Blogging 101- On Screwing up the First Assignment
I’ve been stumbling along with this blogging stuff since February and I finally realized there had to be a better way. So, I signed up for a WordPress Course, Blogging 101. I read all of the directions, printing them out and highlighting yes-yesses and no-nos. I went to the Group’s Page and checked out fellow … More My Learning Curve Just Took a Dive
Reading with children is one of the best investments anyone can make. The returns are gratifying on so many levels; not the least of which is bonding. Every Saturday morning, I Skype with a friend, Shengdong and his daughter, Biyun Lin. They live in China. Sometimes, if it is a holiday, his wife Mary will … More Skyping With Milanda
In early June, Charley and I traveled to Stockbridge to continue marketing A Berkshire Tale. Nestled in a white, wicker, rocking chair on the front porch of the Red Lion Inn was ZuZu’s friend, Simon. I stopped for a moment to give my regards. He blinked an eye to show that he appreciated the head rub … More Simon, The Dalai Lama of Cats