Tags » Home And Hearth

A Really Truly Friend

There is a little framed plaque hanging in my kitchen just behind the new microwave and it fits right into a small space I gave it 25 years ago.   340 more words

Country Thoughts

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: they're here!

As you can see above, the latest Spectral chapbook, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angala Slatter, has now been delivered – dispatch to subscribers and others will begin within the next few days! 158 more words


The Bonds of Love Between Machine and Man

I don’t do much microwaving.  Warming Tea.  Reviving Stale Coffee.  Unfreezing Vegetables.  Popping Corn.   The Usual.  I don’t cook from scratch in the microwave.  I don’t cook from scratch on the regular range much either. 549 more words


Office Hours

My last couple of weeks have been quite a ride.

Last week was spring break. All four of my ducklings were home, and it was raining. 901 more words

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: cover reveal

To start this new week, here’s something to entice you – the cover artwork (minus blurb) to the latest edition of Spectral Press’ chapbook line,  145 more words


Work, Again


It appears that I’ll be going back to work in the not-too-distant future.

Faced with a significant increase in tuition at the small private school where we send Boy Patriot and Hermione (and next year, Tiger), we have been looking at what to do about schooling next year for our three oldest children. 974 more words

My Hermione

Hermione turned 13 yesterday.

Obviously, Hermione is not her real name, but she is so much like the beloved Hermione Granger of Harry Potter fame that we just fell into calling her this as a nickname. 1,160 more words