Nature’s placement is best!


Hello everyone!  I took this photo on a hike up in Port Orchard last month.  I love little things, and this grouping of nature stuff was tiny!  I could have fit all of it in my palm.

I’ve been out of the blogging loop for quite awhile, but I’m back now.  Good things to come!

Small details


“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.” -Oliver James


Ghostwriting + Michaelangelo


I never imagined that ghostwriting, writing for someone who is the named author, might be part of my future.  Well guess what showed up the other day…?  I’ve been hired to write someone’s memoir! Admittedly, I was very surprised by the idea at first.  This is a big deal!  It’s a huge project.   In celebration I offer an awesome picture (look at his little toes!) and quote.  Enjoy!

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~ Michelangelo

Great Barrier Reef + Quote by Henry Ellis


Off the eastern coast of Australia.  ISS pic.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and
holding on.  ~ Henry Ellis


Happy Father’s Day


“Bubble Nebula” ~ NASA

“Are we not like two volumes of one book?” ~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Quote: Lao Tzu – New Zealand Pic

 New Zealand – South Island
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest
treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest
joy. ~Lao Tzu

It’s Mother’s Day! Sunset Over The Pacific (NASA)


Anvil thunderclouds center left.

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Yucatan From Space – Plus A Reader Review


Taken from the ISS.  SWEET!


Here is another reader review for my memoir, Saturation.  I received this last night not half an hour after the one posted below.  Yay!  :-)

“Done and done. I finished in a marathon reading session today. I am SO happy you found the wherewithal within yourself to tell that story. It can’t have been easy, but being a writer myself, I know it had to be cathartic.

Well done all around, Jennifer. It does give me hope for Debbie, my niece, even as it confirms what I’ve known all along… until SHE wants it, it doesn’t matter how much the rest of us want it for her.

I am going to pass your book on to my sister, her mother, and then on to Debbie. If nothing else, she will know she’s most assuredly not alone and will, I strongly suspect, see herself in the pages. I can’t tell you how many times I sat there nodding to myself as I read something you had survived that was minute-by-minute the same as what has happened to her. And I saw myself, too… though I’m not proud of it. I confess I have wished Debbie dead when I was sure she was killing her mother. Donna had to survive breast cancer at one of the worst periods in Debbie’s addictions and I heard, more than once, Donna wish herself dead so she didn’t have to watch Debbie killing herself.

Thank you for sharing yourself… and thank you for giving me hope to share with her mother. Debbie has not come to her epiphany yet, even though she’s now in her third month of a nine month rehab… she chose it, but it was the lesser of two evils to her. Her other choice was jail.

But I believe now there’s a chance. Just a week ago, I wouldn’t have added ‘yet’.”



Thanks Jen!