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Welcome to Story Mill Ranch!

Hope you’ll decide to stay a while.

  • Hello World!

    I am a retired Army wife, English teacher, and professional librarian, as well as a mother and grandmother, living on a ranch in Central Texas with my husband and cat Brigit, named for the Celtic goddess of poetry and cows. I hold an M.A. in English/Creative Studies and an M.S. in Library Science (Beta Phi … Continue reading Hello World!


  • Readers

    Today I find myself waxing nostalgic. I hate when that happens, but there you are. I tend to be a collector—not so good a thing either. Or, maybe, I am simply an accumulator. Either way, I have some stuff. I tend to gather things that have to do with “story”: old and new books that … Continue reading Readers


  • Natick, MA; Peabody Sisters; and Missing Books

    “What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”  ~Jane Austen Summer has come back with a vengeance here in our part of Texas after a cool, fall respite. Well, it hasn’t spread its 100+ temperatures around again—yet, but that tantalizing taste of gentle, crisp mornings has spoiled me. … Continue reading Natick, MA; Peabody Sisters; and Missing Books


  • Longfellow and Emerson as “Historians”

    I readily admit it. I am a patriot. I do not pretend to be an historian but do enjoy American (United States) History. In particular, I relish the colonial and revolutionary periods as well as the early days of our republic. I love my country and think it has been a great plus for the … Continue reading Longfellow and Emerson as “Historians”


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    1. Hi, Kathy. Thanks so much. You can see most of my posts from the Home page or go to menu and hit blog. Please feel free to comment on any of my posts. Conversation is always nice.nice

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