Exciting. Challenging. Twenty-Twelve. The past year. Wrote four books, published them. Now, they can be found on Amazon.com store. I spent a couple of weeks in beautiful San Diego visiting my family. Dad had stage four melanoma and they surgically removed several lumps from his head and his face; he’s doing fine now. In early summer, we got a Wii machine (at my sister’s prodding when I visited San Diego) and we have since competed with monster trucks, played sports, flown airplanes, played Jeopardy and more. I put together my first ever doll house from almost scratch; wrote a lot of prose about Kansas on my blog site, “Prose Me”; worked as a Para-Educator at the high school; saw some gorgeous fireworks on July Fourth; won some ribbons at the summer county fair; and taught art classes in the summer. My cousin, Dave Miller, visited when he came to give a series of lectures from his book, “The Silencing of God”; then later in the fall I enjoyed reading “The Hunger Games” books. Over Thanksgiving my computer crashed, got it fixed while vacationing in Wichita, where we also visited Chris’ family for turkey dinner.