Category: Writing

Unidentified Young Woman

Isn’t she lovely? She’s so elegant in the feathered hat and fur muff. Based on her clothing, I’m guessing the portrait was taken in the 1890s/1900s. I found her in the Flickr collection of the Texas State Library and Archives,…

Happy New Year!

A new year offers the promise of opportunity, possibility and new beginnings. I am particularly eager to bid farewell to 2015 – a year full of changes and challenges. Some of those changes and challenges were of my own making,…

Natural Disasters

I have a strange fascination with natural disasters: fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes; random natural events that we mere mortals have no control over.  Back in July 2003, I had my first article published in a national magazine, Lighthouse Digest. (I was so…

The Joy of Completion

Yesterday I submitted the final chapter and sidebar pieces on Frontiers of Healing: A History of Medicine in Oklahoma County. I have a great sense of accomplishment, mixed with relief. I started the project more than 15 months ago and…