Black Friday; everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

I'm not much of a shopper, unless I'm in a saddle shop surrounded by the scent of new leather and a life-sized horse mannikin. I've never gone wonky over a sale on big screen televisions and I don't get the vapors over shoe sales. Sad to say, all the media hype around Black Friday does … Continue reading Black Friday; everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

The Booklist; great books to read over the holidays.

Many of you will be getting together with your quirky relatives over the holidays. Why not bring along a book with interesting characters? You know, for the downtime when Aunt Martha is sleeping off her third glass of port. Alias Grace is a favorite of mine. After reading the book, indulge in the miniseries. It … Continue reading The Booklist; great books to read over the holidays.

After the Fall

I'm so honored that the Elizabeth Ayers Center for Creative Writing chose my essay as the winner of their October photo prompt contest. You can visit the Center at http://www.creativewritingcenter.com for online classes, retreats, and compassionate writerly advice. I highly recommend their newsletter and blog.  After the Fall by Karen Elizabeth Baril This year, it's … Continue reading After the Fall