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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!


  • Things I Learned in a Scottish Graveyard

                One does not require “schooling” to learn. It often helps though—and with good teachers, it helps considerably. Knowledgeable people willing to share, educational places, and instructional things surround us. I have known and know now some highly educated, erudite individuals having not a single degree to their names and a few without a diploma, … Continue reading Things I Learned in a Scottish Graveyard


  • WRITING STORIES in North Yorkshire

    Our family’s recent sentimental journey to the UK, especially to Yorkshire, reminded me of the short story I wrote while living near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The story, published in Family, The Magazine for Military Wives (Military Family Communications, Inc., New York, NY, 1989) had nothing to do with North Yorkshire really, except that there were … Continue reading WRITING STORIES in North Yorkshire


  • Ambleside

    This morning I am in Ambleside looking out my upstairs bedroom window at lush green hills, flower gardens filled with purple butterfly bushes, and white stucco homes, while listening to the the gurgle of a brook that runs through the grounds of this holiday rental. Ambleside is a large, quaint village next to Lake Windermere … Continue reading Ambleside


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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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