Wunderkind Lily Renee - October 21st, 2018

I hope all of you had a good summer. I spent considerable time dealing with life and health issues. I couldn’t write as much as I would have liked, but I did what I could. Over the years, I’ve had several readers ask me to help them write stories of their own. At first, I was happy to do… read more

A New Home - July 21st, 2018

Hi everyone. I’m still here plugging away. I think most of you know that over the last year I’ve had to deal with some significant healthcare issues that have had, and will continue to have a large impact on my life. Some things won’t get better and may even get worse. I can only f… read more

Happy Easter - April 5th, 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. This was my granddaughter’s first, so an Easter egg hunt was not in the cards. However, she sure gave a chocolate bunny a respectable working over. It was an excuse, too, for me and my wife to go shopping for spring and summer outfits for her. I think we wen… read more

Update 2-5-2018 - February 5th, 2018

Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. Mine was lovely. My wife and I decided it was time to stop exchanging more than token gifts so we could focus our efforts on spoiling our new grandchild. That’s infinitely more satisfying than anything we’d get each other. … read more

Christmas 2017 Update - December 27th, 2017

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Mine featured blizzard conditions and a foot of snow. Lucky for me, I have a son who is willing to work for food, especially if I threaten his access to said food, and double especially if it’s the Christmas Feast. Me: “I can snowblow the driveway, o… read more

Update 11-24-2017 - November 24th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving to all my dear, patient readers. I hope you had a wonderful day filled with love and loved ones. And food. Lot’s of food. When I looked at my completed meal – Turkey with six sides, five pies, and a tray of sticky buns – I wonder how in the world I ever th… read more

Update September 2017 - September 7th, 2017

Hello everyone, it’s good to be back. It’s not that I ever went anywhere. ASSTR disappeared, not me. For those of you who aren’t aware, a while back ASSTR’s main server overheated and went belly-up. An old back-up kicked in, and everything reverted to an earlier version. Whatever was posted… read more

04-01-2017 - March 31st, 2017

Update 3-23-2017 I recently received some very happy news. I’m finally going to be a grandmother! Or as we say in North American French, a Memere (pronounced more-or-less MEH-may), which I’m told in the Continental version of French refers to any overweight elderly woman. Yikes! Neither of those… read more

Update 1-26-17 - January 25th, 2017

Update 01-24-17 Happy New Year to everyone. I hope your Holidays were enjoyable. Mine were. I had all the people I love gathered together at my home to eat and enjoy each other’s company, and that is the very definition of enjoyable for me. Now it’s back to reality, and in places halfway between… read more

Merry Christmas to All - December 25th, 2016

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all my loyal and devoted readers. Thank you for your patience and support. As the New Year unfolds, may your blessings be many and your troubles be few. Love… Tori read more

Tis The Season - December 5th, 2016

Update 11-11-2016 - November 11th, 2016

Update 10-30-2016 - October 29th, 2016

Update 10-16-2016 At Last! - October 16th, 2016

Update 08-25-2016 - August 25th, 2016

Eulogy for a friend - July 27th, 2016

Update 6-25-2016 - June 25th, 2016

Update 4-24-2016 - April 24th, 2016

Update 3-16-2016 - March 16th, 2016

Update 2-20-2016 - February 20th, 2016

Update 02-02-2016 - February 2nd, 2016

Solidarite - November 17th, 2015

Update 11/7/2015 - November 7th, 2015

Update 11-2-2015 - November 2nd, 2015

Update October 15, 2015 - October 15th, 2015

Update October 6, 2015 - October 6th, 2015

Update August 21, 2015 - August 21st, 2015

Update August 5, 2015 - August 5th, 2015

May 28, 2015 Update - May 28th, 2015

05-14-2015 Update - May 14th, 2015

Starting A Mailing List - April 15th, 2015

Update 3-23-15 - March 23rd, 2015

Update March 10, 2015 - March 10th, 2015

Mother Nature 1, Blizgulis 0 - February 20th, 2015

New Year's Update - January 1st, 2015

Update 12-8-14 - December 8th, 2014

Blog Update 11/29/2014 - November 29th, 2014

Chapter 15 is being edited - November 1st, 2014

Update 10-1-2014 - October 1st, 2014

Update 9/8/2014 - September 8th, 2014

8-23-2014 Update - August 23rd, 2014

Update August 11 - August 11th, 2014

Update July 1, 2014 - July 1st, 2014

Update 6-16-2014 - June 16th, 2014

Update 4/23/2014 - April 23rd, 2014

3/20/2014 Update - March 20th, 2014

Update 3-11-2014 - March 11th, 2014

Weekly Update 2-18-2014: Good News - February 18th, 2014

So Close... - February 11th, 2014

A Confession and a Commitment - February 1st, 2014

Update 1-25-2014 - January 25th, 2014

Weekly Update 1-10-2014 - January 10th, 2014

Spelling: So You Wanna Be An Author - December 31st, 2013

Weekly Update 12/20/2013 - December 20th, 2013

For Darryl - December 15th, 2013

Lessons and Challenges - December 13th, 2013

Nobody Misses Comic Sans :-( - December 3rd, 2013

A Thanksgiving Message - November 28th, 2013

New Look - November 26th, 2013