A FATEFUL ANNIVERSARY

by Karna Small-Bodman This month marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on our 40th President, Ronald Reagan…a date that is seared in my memory!  My connection began when President Reagan announced his selection of Jim Brady as White House Press Secretary and gave...

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THE MYSTERY OF VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is next week. Won’t it be nice to take some time to focus on romance rather than simply remaining safe during challenging times. You know why we all must be careful and keep our distance. But do you know why we celebrate love and close companionship on February 14, when Americans...

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BITES AND BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

by Karna Small BodmanHow will we all celebrate Christmas this year while staying safe and praying for the best? We Rogues have some ideas to share with you: holiday recipes to enjoy along with a few gifts for family and friends.For a lovely breakfast treat Jenny Milchman offers this...

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HANDLING HALLOWEEN

by Karna Small BodmanNow that Halloween will be “celebrated” this coming weekend in the midst of Covid precautions – how do we keep our children, and everyone else, safe?In searching for ideas, I first checked if the CDC might have put out any guidelines. And, sure enough our Center for Disease...

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HUMOR IN CHALLENGING TIMES

by Karna Small Bodman A fellow member of the Author’s Guild suggested we create a thread of “Author Humor” to break up the monotony of always dealing with serious subjects of late. It is certainly true that authors are serious about doing excellent research, describing accurate locations,...

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THE VERY BEST COMPANIONS

by Karna Small BodmanAs we have been “hunkered down” for so many months, here’s a question for you: besides families, of course, who has turned out to be a most comforting companion to millions of people, especially those living alone? The answer is dogs! Even before the pandemic, we loved living...

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SUPPORTING LOCAL BOOKSTORES

by Karna Small BodmanEven before Covid-19 forced many bookstores to close, several faced the challenge of online shopping and the rising popularity of e-books vs. the print variety. Now that we all have been spending more time at home, working virtually, self-quarantining and all the rest, people...

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