Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

Hibernating in August

Hibernating is something that bears do in the wintertime. It’s also something I do when I’m seriously writing. But unlike bears, I haven’t quite stored up enough fat to last…


Rainbows and Reflections

I remember as a child singing about April showers bringing May flowers, but this year it seems those April showers turned into serious storms that have lasted through May. Frequent…



As a writer, I am a reader. I read an array of genres, fiction and nonfiction, and also a variety of writers. Almost everything I read becomes a tutorial –…