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3 04, 2018

Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs Today’s new rule: There are some words that contain a “d” in one dictionary and a “t” in another. It depends on who writes the dictionary and what the trend is at the time. Ha! (which means “Yes!”) We’re learning a more interesting rules and words and it’s wonderful. I love every

2 04, 2018

A Taste of Gaelic

Blas Den Ghaidhlig (A Taste of Gaelic)  Last night we had a meet and greet wine welcome. There are eleven of us in Level One. Most of us sat together commiserating on how nervous we were about class. United in our fear and excitement and sat together again at breakfast. To our relief, we have

1 04, 2018

Time to Breathe

I made it to Skye! I’m in my little dorm room and in a couple of hours I’ll meet the rest of the people attending classes here. Excitement has built over the months, weeks, and days as time neared for me to go on this crazy adventure. I’ve diligently studied Gaelic via the short course

2 03, 2018

Everything is New!

  It’s the first day of March. Spring is on its way. Soon the ski season will come to a close, the snow will melt, and wildflowers will blanket the mountain side. And,  just as mother nature is making way for a new season, there are changes in my life too. First off, Welcome to

26 02, 2018


A fierce dragon with a taste for fairies. He was captured after the horrible massacre at the Fairy Harvest Festival stripped of his magic, changed to human form, and banished to the human world.

26 02, 2018

Dark Harvester

Unfortunate creatures who are forced or stumble into the bog of the black fog. They lose soul to the bog and in exchange they are given the power to harvest another being’s magic. Dark Harvesters steal the magic of others but with nothing to bind to it will fade. So they go on stealing and

26 02, 2018


A spiritual parasite that enters the body of an unsuspecting creature and invokes feelings to suit its pleasure. Often it feeds off feelings of doubt. It is also known to invoke hate and is also known as the spirit of war.

19 11, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Although we've had a dusting of snow, we are waiting for Mother Nature to do her thing and dump loads of the white stuff. It looks like the ski area opening will be delayed but we know it will eventually come. It always does. Last month I mentioned my hot chocolate obsession. It's out of

4 10, 2017

September Newsletter Winner

Welcome Fall! I hope your days are cool and crisp. We've had nights in the 30's and 40's and days in the 60's and the mountain is displaying her fall colors. As many of you I have a serious hot chocolate addiction. With cold weather, I don't have to sweat while I'm drinking it. So

22 08, 2017

Why Are Reviews Important?

Did you know that reviews help an author’s book become visible? According to Amazon, “General consumer data on how popular your item is will influence search result relevance.” In other words, the more reviews there are, the further up in the search results the title will be. For example, if you search Young Adult Romance,