The apple fell far from this tree!
Robert Lee Slaughter was born April 19, 1922 in Littleton Colorado. I knew little about my father’s early childhood. The couple of things I did know was that he grew up on a farm and dropped out of school in the 8th grade; which didn’t keep him from scoring 140 on his IQ test given…Read More
Celebrating Women’s History Month
In Honor of Women’s History Month, I want to highlight three women from history, that are my personal favorites: Cleopatra, Pharoah of Egypt, Queen Elizabeth I of England, and First Lady Anna Elenore Roosevelt. I find these three powerful women earth-shaking and world altering. Their strength taught me from an early age, what a strong…Read More
Yesterday was Women’s Day which brought to mind the most powerful woman I know, Lily.
Lily It’s raining tonight. I hear it pounding on the tin roof of this old plantation house. I love Maui. Haiku is green and lush. The Hawaiians say rain is God’s blessing on the land. The smell is heavenly. Every breath feels clean and full of life. As I sit here enjoying the tranquility of…Read More
It’s been three weeks since the release of my book. You Must Have a Question?
For those of you who have read my book, I have a question. Many of you wrote, “I could not put it down” somewhere in their review. So, my question is, what was it about the story that made it hard to put down? Of the first 25 reviews on Amazon, 20 had that phrase…Read More
What does Happily Ever After look like?
My pendulum has swung from poverty to plenty. From fear to joy. From self-doubt to self- love. At eight, I lived in fear, running, hiding, and wondering what the next day was going to bring. At sixty-eight, I live in gratitude, hiking, writing, and have countless choices for the next day. Writing my book, allowed…Read More