So, do you know about Giga Alerts? A free web alerting service that tracks your name, for example, when it shows up on the web? I get an email every few weeks that shows where my name–because that’s what I’ve asked them to track for me–shows up on the web. To get even more results, […]
Did you know that airline companies are now advertising travel wear at check-in? The four-piece, wrinkle-free, mix and match ensemble, plus shoes, which will transport you seamlessly from daytime to evening wear? What? You didn’t know? You haven’t seen the ads? Well, neither have I–because they are not viewable. They are only implied. By baggage […]
I’m happy to share a review of Caring Lessons by Carol Breems, a former teacher and long-time friend of one of my older sisters. ~~~ This holiday time, I spent time reading your wonderful book. Just wanted you to know how meaningful it was to me. You have found a new career – your style […]
“Just.” (Merriam-Webster: only, simply) “Just” a mom? NO, I want to bellow. No one is ever “just” a mom. No one is ever “only” or “simply” a mom. We moms know this is not true. So why, when someone asks us what we do–the standard American question–do we ever say, “I’m just a mom”? Yesterday, […]
Meet that guy you love in Caring Lessons. Yes, Marv is coming with me to my next open-to-all reading to be held at the Lansing (IL) Public Library. So many folks have written to me after reading Caring Lessons that they love Marv, so here’s your chance to meet him in person!
FYI. My book, Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self, is now available in the bookstore at Hope College in Holland, MI. Other Christian college bookstores where Caring Lessons is available are at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI; Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA; and Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, […]
My favorite blogs. I’ve seen these listed in the side bar on other blogs, so finally spent a few hours learning how to do it. Had my teenage grandkids been here, they could have figured it out in minutes. Now I’ve listed three of my own favorite blogs. I’ve already mentioned the inspiring voices of […]
These January book readings are listed under my Events page, but I’m putting them in a post so you can see them without an extra click. The last two are open to the public. Hope to see some of you there! Advance notice: save Sunday, February 13, 4:30pm, for a reading at Women & Children […]
From a floral arrangement in our lobby.
Facebook? Never, I said. But you’d think I’d have learned by now to never say never. On August 14 of last year, I wrote a list of things on this blog that I was planning to do to promote my nursing memoir Caring Lessons. I’ve completed most of them now, but joining Facebook, a very […]