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Well, here we are at the dawn of another year. Seems just yesterday we crossed into the new millennium. I'm excited about the progress I've made on the latest novel (Mangroves and Monsters), hopeful about our new president, thrilled gas prices have finally dropped. Counting blessings in spite of the bleak economy.

In honor of all those little tax deductions born last night, the featured story on my website this month is "A Wee Gathering" which chronicles the birth of our twin grandchildren Sasha and Shane. The story was included in the anthology The Rocking Chair Reader: Family Gatherings, published in 2005 by Adams Media. I've also included photos of our "preemies" who are now four-years old and remind me every time I see them of how truly lucky I am. How thankful.

My your lives and homes abound with love, peace and prosperity in this coming year. As always, take care of yourselves. Keep reading, keep dreaming. . .Happy New Year!