A slice of backwoods Georgia in the 1920s brings a father to terms with his situation while a young boy learns a different lesson from his mother. Warning: mature subject matter.
Choosing a cruise line could mean the difference between a good trip and a great one. This is what we experienced sailing on two different cruise lines.
Never be caught off guard again when it comes to dessert. Pick up some vanilla ice cream and whipped topping to make this mouthwatering cobbler recipe even better.
This oven-prepared lunch or dinner recipe is delicious, nutritious, and simple. Better yet, it's truly affordable.
Hungry but want to watch those calories and carbs? This recipe will satisfy meat cravings and delight the tastebuds.
When you're craving pizza nothing can take its place. Want to save some cash? Instead of paying for delivery, this recipe makes homemade pizza easy to do.
When the mood strikes to start a spring garden, where do you turn? Why not use recyclables and discarded containers to start your own plants? Here's how.
Pumpkin pie from a can tastes great, but if you're feeling creative and want to use up those porch decorations, try out this recipe for fresh-cooked pumpkin and learn how to turn it into a pie.
Award-winning author Smith, published in 33 countries, describes what Florida was like in pioneer days. He weaves a captivating story of dirt-poor farmers who started out with nothing yet carved an existence from the land through determination, hard work, and sacrifice fraught with peril and danger.
A young couple decides to sell everything and move across the state on a spoken promise by an old friend. When things go awry they have decisions to make.
Our first cruise was so much fun that we signed up for a second journey right away. These are photos from our trip to the Mexican Riviera with a secret stowaway named Speedy.
The second book in The Pub series brings back a despised character, Jason who becomes the subject of a police investigation when a body is found in his house. A family secret about mistaken identity, deceit, and murder comes to light.
Ready for your cruise vacation? There are a few things you should know before you board. Get tips on how to make your trip easier.
Cashiers everywhere groan when a customer wants to use cash rather than swipe a credit card. Making change really doesn't have to be all that difficult if you know these tips.
Stories from 35,000 feet from frequent flyers who work in the sky. This interview takes the reader through an eighteen year career cut short by a debilitating injury.
This non-fiction story of the self-destruction of Braniff International Airlines looks into corporate managerial and policy decisions that doomed the vibrant, pace-setting major air carrier after 50 years of flying.
There are over 3,000 species of cicadas, from annuals to periodicals, which emerge every 13 or 17 years. These flying cicada insects are harmless but arrive in droves with a loud, resonating song.
One quick turn of the wheel and the car would careen off the side of the mountain. But if she stayed the course, she would have regrets the rest of her life.
Where do writers turn for information on publishing and written format advice? Successful writers like Stephen King suggest reading these books.
Cookie's thoughts turn to her humble beginnings as a puppy. She misses the smell of her cardboard box, her mother's warm fur and her litter mates.
An old dog remembers a youthful adventure that united 2 estranged lovers and other strays after a treacherous journey. Brace yourself for the storm that wreaks havoc on a town but whose winds brings 7 dogs together to live their best life.
Finding that perfect gift for a senior or a friend confined to a nursing home can be challenging. Here are some ideas of things they will use and appreciate.
People continue to shop in retail stores despite the ease of internet purchasing. Here are a few things salespeople do that help run customers out of your store.
Author Linda Compton, following a tragic life experience, explains how she made the journey from bitterness to joy. See my review of "Broken Ground of the Soul."
What's good about Reacher? He's big and brawny, a man's man. He served his country, and now he travels the country to see what he fought to preserve. When he runs across an injustice, it's never good for the bad guys. But it's more than that. He does the right thing.
This Victorian era house in Farmersville near Main Street tells the story of a widow's survival and adaptation through tough times in the 1800s. Come along and see artifacts from that time.
Ever wonder what might have been if a romance hadn't fizzled out? When an old flame returns from the past, this girl sees her former boyfriend in a new light.
What if an alien invasion is the reason for the political and social unrest we're seeing? Author Stephenie Meyer provides a scenario of possibilities, however remote, that may reveal the current media trend of disinformation.
If you have basic sewing skills, you can make this useful organizer that's ideal to hold items hard to carry when using a walker. This gift will bring a smile to the user and questions from their friends about where they got it.
The basic duties of a cashier are to greet customers, ring up merchandise, bag the items, take the customer's payment, and thank them for their business. What training or skills are needed?
How did cashiers know how much change to give back before computers? They counted it back by hand. This tutorial makes it easy to give back the right amount of change.
Cookie suffers the symptoms of this debilitating disease that affects canines, felines, horses and humans. Described are symptoms and treatment options for dogs.
Stretch the food budget with this simple egg based recipe using leftovers and standard pantry items. Great meal any time of the day.
Casseroles are an ideal way to stretch food budget dollars. A package of lasagna noodles, along with ricotta, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce turns into a filling dish for a hearty family meal. Here's how.
Choosing a gift for a nursing home resident can seem difficult, but these ideas are certain to enchant your loved one.
Going into the business of raising emu wasn't quite what we'd hoped for in our quest for financial independence. We learned some important lessons about emu farming, though, which we share here.
Enjoy the rich flavor of pecans and coconut in this moist cake topped with real homemade cream cheese icing. This step-by-step recipe with photos shows you how to make this yourself.
Winter days call for hot steamy bowls of homemade soup or chili. Top those hearty, warming dishes with breadsticks made from refrigerator biscuits—from the oven to the table in minutes. Here's how.
In high school I never imagined I'd make it to management in the corporate world. Even though I did, I still take time to make homemade desserts at holidays and special occasions. Here's one of my favorite recipes for pie crust I learned to make decades ago.
Homemade banana pudding and banana cream pies are desserts my family loves to eat. The easy recipe for the pudding tastes way better than any box mix. For the pie, you can use a refrigerated pie crust or make your own.
This cake is extra rich with crushed pineapple, shredded carrots, shredded coconut and fresh pecans. It's one of our family's favorite desserts.
The versatile egg can be boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, made into a quiche or a cake, and more. Here you'll find some time-tested secrets for making eggs come out great.
Some petty theft in the walk-in cooler is discovered by the boss. Punishment is swift and nasty. A couple of new musicians start working in the lounge.
Joe makes a new friend at The Pub. She and the musician, Tom, head out for a late breakfast. Joe goes on a dangerously fast and unexpected drive down the coast.
Joe begins to question leaving her steady but predictable job at the bank. Jason, the new pub manager, pulls some sneaky moves with staff assignments.
The manager of a restaurant and live music venue disappears without a trace. When paychecks start bouncing and cash goes missing from the bank account the new bookkeeper is under suspicion.
Cooking fresh broccoli takes only minutes using a metal steamer, and the taste, texture, and nutritional value is well worth the time invested.
What if that tree you bought at the flea market turned out to be an invasive species? Here's how to find out. A true story with an original poem.
Finding reusable items in second-hand stores is like going on a treasure hunt. Plus, recycling items is good for the planet. Here are some things I've found over the years.
What does it take to be successful in today's competitive work environment? These few ideas helped triple my income.
Looking to move out of retail or the hospitality field into an office job? What do hiring managers look for in a prospective candidate? Do you have what it takes? Find out!
When harvest brings in the butternut squash, it's time to fire up the oven and bake this delicious vegetable in pies or serve it as a simple, nutritious side dish.
Getting kids to eat vegetables is easy when it's made into dessert. My young son always asked for seconds of this delicious pie.
The sixties offered a far different experience than kids know these days. Share a bit of nostalgia with me as we travel back in time.
The key to success in canning food at home is knowing which foods are safe to preserve and which are not. Choosing the wrong method and using improper techniques can be deadly.
Did you know that you can use online tools to gather information for official military records? All you need is some information about your veteran to discover fascinating details from their service records.
Former Bishop James Armstrong shares his memoirs about family, his tenure in the ministry, and the circumstances that led him to resign as President of the National Council of Churches.
This delicious bread is a great way to use up overly ripe bananas. It's a family favorite that makes a great gift anytime.
Before graduation, Flight Attendant students were required to work an actual flight with real passengers. Sometimes we hit a bump in the air.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
When a summons to serve on a jury arrives in the mail, it generates different reactions.
Pan-seared chicken, served with a side vegetable and rice, is one of our family favorites. This economical meal of comfort food is hearty, quick and delicious. Make this recipe in 30 minutes or less.
Whenever a member of our family had a stomach ache, we used this common product found in our medicine cabinet. When supplies ran low, we'd go to the corner store to fetch a refill.
He was a collector of things: cars, jets, musical instruments, fame. His home at Graceland reveals his personal taste in furnishings and his love for the unusual and unique. But what about the man?
Enlisting in the United States Navy during World War II was a patriotic, yet dangerous option for teenagers in the nineteen-forties who felt the need to serve our country.
Often, one small event is enough to change the direction of our lives. One phone call, made while on vacation in Texas, was instrumental in changing my career path and fulfilling a lifetime dream.
Dogs play an important and impactful role in our lives. They carry us through tough times and remain by our sides when others won't. They don't judge or nitpick or try to make us change. These are stories of dogs I've known and loved.
Changing the way that we think can change our lives for the better. How to begin? Start during the daily commute to work.
For motor sports enthusiasts who love the thrill of speed, competition and precision, drag racing has it all. Share the experience here and learn the basics of how it works.