Monthly Archives: November 2016

Complaint Department

Why does it seem to be human nature that our first instinct is to complain? Take, for example, my husband’s gripe that the Swiss cheese I bought didn’t have enough holes in it. That’s right: he complained that it didn’t … Continue reading

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What I Wasn’t Thankful For

I hate pumpkin pie. If your initial reaction is “How can you hate pumpkin pie?” believe me, I’ve been asked that a lot. I just can’t help it. I don’t like the flavor or the texture, especially the flavor. The … Continue reading

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Getting It Right

I’m not a big believer in trying to change a man just because I married him. However, I did make an exception in one case. I wanted my new husband to put his dirty glass into the dishwasher. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Rain from Heaven

Due to popular demand, my first novel, Rain from Heaven, is now available in paperback. As usual, all net profits go to charity. https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Heaven-J-Avila-ebook/dp/B00DPO6A3E What would you sacrifice to save the eternal soul of your enemy? Dellan Whitcom has every … Continue reading

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Power Outage

Recently we received a notice from our electrical company that our service would be turned off for a couple of hours in order to install upgrades to the system. Sure enough, at the designated time, the power indeed went off. … Continue reading

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