Welcome to Story Mill Ranch!
Hope you’ll decide to stay a while.
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 a B. A. in English/history, an M.A. in English/Creative Studies, and an M.S. … Continue reading Hello World!
Many of us of a certain age become nostalgic this time of year. For me, “the most wonderful time of year” is not a cliché we easily attach to the month of December. It is truth. Yes, sometimes memories swirling around in the chill winds at Christmastime can be as difficult as they are sweet, … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Last night I watched Eloise at Christmastime. I love Christmas movies. Actually, I’m fond of most Christmas media—short stories, books, and movies, in particular. Eloise at Christmastime was a movie I’d never seen, and I’ve seen most of the “old favorites” and a lot of others. Like many Christmas movies, it was a bit over … Continue reading The Christmas Season in Media
Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt Thanksgiving is over—again. I’d rather not think about how many Thanksgiving Days I’ve been through, though each has been a blessing. Gratefulness is a gift we do not want to shun as it is the very joy of life. We delighted in family, food, and fun, as we realized family and friends are … Continue reading German Christmas Markets