The new edition of Extra Innings is now available. It has some great reading for a quiet afternoon. http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/writing/extra-innings Edition # 92 and look for the story on Page 17.
Hi. My name is Phyllis and I want to welcome you to my website. Originally from Wisconsin, my husband and I moved to Florida forty-six years ago as newlyweds. When I retired two years ago as a school social worker, I decided do some writing. After taking on-line courses, I felt encouraged to take… Continue reading About Me
With Thanksgiving in two weeks, we are on a countdown to 2018. But not so fast! There are still days to celebrate in 2017. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I wasmarried (47 years ago!) on Thanksgiving, in the middle of a blizzard in Wisconsin. Of course the holiday falls on different dates every… Continue reading Holidays
Have you ever known anyone who has become involved in the sordid world of drugs? We all know that we are in the midst of an epidemic of opiate abuse. But have you ever known anyone personally? I have and that’s why I wrote “Envelopes of Hope.” Amanda’s story, and that of her family, is… Continue reading Drug Epidemic
With Halloween a few hours away, I just want to share how Halloween used to be. We didn’t have store bought costumes that tore as soon as we put them on. My most memorable costume was my mother’s wedding gown (I was 10) and she didn’t mind that I wore it throughout the rain that… Continue reading Halloween Memories
When I was a little girl, the time dragged slowly, except for summer vacation; then it just flew past. But now the opposite is true. It is hard to believe that 2017 is drawing to an end. With Halloween approaching in a little over two weeks, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know… Continue reading End or Beginning?
Do you ever have one of those days where you just want to hide and not let anyone see you? And where you feel like you’re spinning your wheels? That’s how my day was today. Running around, doing things that had to be done; and here it is almost 10:30 PM and I feel as… Continue reading One Of Those Days. . .
There comes a time in life when a fresh start is called for and this is one of them. I have re-designed my website/blog to make it more attractive and, hopefully, to draw more readers. Writing is to me what a piece of wood is to a wood turner. While I start with a blank… Continue reading New Site, Fresh Start
I remember telling my husband about 30 years ago that if the drug problem continued, it was going to be the destruction of the family system. No, I didn’t have a crystal ball that let me see into the future; I had a child that was making the wrong decisions. Since that time, the problem… Continue reading Drug Epidemic
Fall is my favorite time of year. The temperature starts to cool down; the leaves will start to change color; and the holidays will be approaching. Oh–wait a minute! In South Florida, only the third occurs. I’ve lived in Florida for forty-six years and am still trying to adjust. Of course, I do realize that… Continue reading My Favorite Time of Year
Have you suffered a loss through death, abandonment, divorce or abuse? Yes, these are some of the various kinds of loss that people may suffer from. And we have all, at one time or another, had loss in our life. How do we deal with it and move on? Can grief be resolved? Read about… Continue reading Have you Suffered a Loss?
If you haven’t already read “My Joe: A Reflection” on edifyfiction, please do. It is a heart-warming short-story filled with a love and devotion that continues over generations. I would also ask you to leave a comment by clicking on the icon on the first page of the story (page 17) or on this blog.… Continue reading A Special Request