Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lessons From the Olympics

Watching the Olympics a couple of weeks ago left me thinking about what we could learn from them. Here are a few quick thoughts I had about the games: 1.      Winning is relative. I know that sounds like a strange thing to say … Continue reading

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An Amazing Christmas Present

In late April, I got a late Christmas present from my sister-in-law that was so incredibly awesome, it would’ve been worth a much longer wait.  I have to share it here. I was just flabbergasted when I unwrapped the package … Continue reading

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The Family Visit in May

Following our beach trip in May, my youngest daughter and her three small boys stayed with us for a couple of weeks while her husband went home to participate in a professional and work on his Ph.D. dissertation. I love … Continue reading

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What You See in This Shell

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I found this odd bit of shell on Edisto Island beach. It grabbed my attention by its odd shape and the placement of the three holes worn through the surface of what had likely once been an oyster shell. I … Continue reading

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Two Types of Beach Trips

It’s almost old news now but back in May I spent a week at the beach with a large group of family members, including my husband, sister-in-law, oldest daughter, her two kids and her daughter’s current boyfriend, and my youngest daughter, … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Amateur Detective

I talk about the issues with writing mystery fiction using an amateur detective. How do you make a civilian crime-solver believable in an era of law enforcement technological sophistication? See my answer here: http://www.catherinedilts.com/catherine-dilts—blog/karen-mccullough-and-the-challenge-of-the-amateur-detective

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