Category Archives: Calumet Region

Nursing Homes, Floods and Cubbies, Oh My!

I’ve been out of the loop lately and not writing since my mother became ill in September. Right now, she is in a nursing home, getting the therapy she needs to come home. Obviously, with her health being of great importance, I’ve been concentrating on that, instead of writing. I’m glad I’m doing that, but […]

I Started A New Blog

With the start of a New Year, I have started a new blog called “Region Rats- A Northwest Indiana Blog.” Unlike my other blog it will appear exclusively on and will deal in issues and observations about the area where I live, Northwest Indiana. The site iswww For a number of years I […]

Three Elves and Holiday Cheer

We’re in the midst of the holiday rush and the time to enjoy all the rushing around that we have to do. Fun, isn’t it? I started thinking about it about a week before Thanksgiving. I don’t dread it. Actually, I look forward to it. There are certain things that get me to thinking about […]

Interesting Day

Yesterday was an interesting day. Besides all the usual mundane things that had to be done, I had to spend some time finding out what happened to an article about my last book that was to be printed in our local paper, Northwest Indiana Times. The gal who is writing the article, Jane Ammeson was […]


Seems like I spelled Keith Olbermann’s name wrong in my blog of a couple of days ago. It’s bad enough to be criticized by everyone, but have your name misspelled by an unknown blogger? Well, that’s what I am, an unknown blogger that can’t spell. So forgive me everyone. There are days that I shouldn’t […]

Getting Ready For Fall

We had our first cold front move through the Calumet Region this morning, with temperatures in the 40’s. It was cold enough to put the heat on for the first time in several months. It was nice and cozy in bed, my covers up to my nose and hugging my pillow. You know what this […]

An Urban Legend

In Hanover Township in Indiana, there’s a real life urban legend on the run or walk if you must get technical about it. Years ago someone stood on a corner in the township with a sign saying “will work for clothes and shoes.” A short time later that person left, apparently getting his wish. Still […]

Great Storm Of 2007

I’ve been off for a while dealing with storm damage from a rainstorm that occurred in Northwest Indiana this past week.  We had winds over 70 miles and hour (Some still insist it was a small tornado, sounds nice, but it probably was a straight line wind). It caused damage to several large trees and […]

Post Memorial Day Thoughts

Well, I stayed home on Memorial Day and watched the local parade that passes down our street each and every year since I can remember. It’s never large or fancy; just a few organizations and local little league baseball teams that do the marching and hold a short service at St Casimir Church that has […]

Searching For A Little Help

As some of you might know, I have written two books over the last two years. One is self- published on and the other on I finished this past November. I’m waiting to hear from a literary agent and a publisher on the last novel. Meanwhile I am getting ready to begin work on […]