Authors, Writers, Public Speakers: Get Free Advertising and Share your Memories of Mom…In Honor of Mother’s Day

This is a busy season for my husband and me. Family, teaching, public speaking, radio interviews, and writing obligations have most everyday filled to the brim. Because I'm faced with the challenges of fitting everything into a tight schedule, I'm reaching out to writers and public speakers to help me out by writing on my … Continue reading Authors, Writers, Public Speakers: Get Free Advertising and Share your Memories of Mom…In Honor of Mother’s Day

Surprises in Price, Utah

  Vern and I drove from West Valley City, Utah to Moab, Utah on day two of our Oregon to Texas adventure. On the way, we decided to stop in Price, Utah where some of Vern's mother's family--on her paternal side--the Price's, once had lived. We parked on Main Street and walked several blocks to … Continue reading Surprises in Price, Utah

Salt Lake City Observations

March 31, 2014 Today we headed for Moab, Utah to see one of America’s natural wonders, Arches National Park. We had no idea what to expect, but our son Ryan went through the area three years ago when he moved to Texas and gave it raving reviews. We're lodging at the Castle Valley Inn for … Continue reading Salt Lake City Observations

Oregon to Texas–Travel Blog Introduction

From Oregon to Texas My husband Vern and I have labored for hours over the itinerary for our road trip. We’ll drive through six states, travel 3, 140 miles to reach our final destination in western Texas where we will finally get to hold our first grandchild and hug his parents. Over the course of … Continue reading Oregon to Texas–Travel Blog Introduction

Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

Pamela Koefoed’s irresponsible mother Joy Curran had her own ideas about parenting. Children should be allowed to go to bars with their parents, they can be left alone at home for weeks, they should be spoken to as adults, and they should always have good manners. Joy was a charismatic, free-spirited, single parent whose unconventional … Continue reading Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

A Reason to Live

What do dangerous chlorine gas, an exploding house, and a knife attack mean to you? Hopefully nothing. But for me, these were each experiences that I had growing up with my alcohol-addicted mother. Living with her was like trying to survive in a river of crocodiles. My life was often in danger and it's a … Continue reading A Reason to Live

Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream

My new book, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness was a three-and-a-half year journey. Writing is a joyous experience for me, but it isn't something I do effortlessly. In fact, I compare writing a book to climbing a perilous mountain; both require preparation, tremendous perseverance, and fortitude. During the "JoyRide" expedition, I was faced with brain … Continue reading Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream