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 an M.A. in English/Creative Studies and an M.S. in Library Science (Beta Phi … Continue reading Hello World!
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
“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
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”