My son Michael is a special boy in more ways than one. He's sharp as a tack and has ingenuity coming out of his pores--especially when it comes to finding a way around rules and obstacles (especially those we set up to protect him or the house). He's also one of many children who require … Continue reading When “Participation Trophies” Matter
Early this morning, I had the "Phony King of England" running through my head. In it, Little John sings, "Oh the world will sing of an English King thousand years from now And not because he passed some laws Or had that lofty brow" And it suddenly occurred to me, the only thing most people … Continue reading Irony, thy name is Disney’s Animated “Robin Hood”
I won first place for Reader's Choice, Historical Romance in the Maine Romance Writer's Strut Your Stuff contest! Thank you everyone who voted for me!
Night Owl Romance has a blog subject #pets. My entry launches May 17th. Come read Watson's Tale! The Hound of the Pughs
My guest blog is posting to Night Owl Romance on May 17th.
Hillaire Belloc: "When I'm dead, I hope it may be said, his sins were scarlet but his books were read." Fr. Hunwicke's suggestion for a memorial plaque on a park bench (he hates the idea of them): IN MEMORY OF THE REVD JOHN WILLIAM HUNWICKE MA Oxon HE WAS A SPLENETIC MISANTHROPE WHO LOATHED NATURE* … Continue reading Things that strike me as darkly funny or clever.
I've been very busy this past weeks. I've been working on two books that are still in process, I created two Unexpected Danger ads through Amazon, and finally have professional business cards and other promotional material on the way. I also have an advertisement published in this month's The Romance Review E-zine. https://www.theromancereviews.com/ezines/042018.pdf If you … Continue reading Busy time in Pugh-ville
I am a finalist in the Maine Romance Writers' 2018 STRUT YOUR STUFF contest! My entry, Unexpected Danger, is a finalist in the HISTORICAL category and moves on to their online READERS’ CHOICE voting. Voting will be open Monday, April 9, 2018 at Maine Romance Writers' Contest Finalists. Here's the link to go directly to … Continue reading I’m a Finalist! Please Vote!
“Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten.” – Rupert Giles, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Robot... You Jane” Sometimes, I miss my maternal grandparents' house in Chicagoland as much as I miss my grandparents. My Grandma Mary … Continue reading The Spot
The Ides of March by Lisa E. Pugh with apologies to Dr. Seuss The citizens of Rome liked Julius a lot. But the Senators at the Capitol did not. Those men loathed Julius, right down to his sandals: His power, his ego, his ambitions and scandals. His tongue was too clever, his manner too slick. … Continue reading In honor of the day….