Category Archives: Friendship

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!

It’s rather astounding to realize that Christmas will be here in only  three days. I made my last batch of fudge this morning, the gifts are all bought and wrapped. the ones to distant important people in my life have … Continue reading

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LIFE, YOU GOTTA BE THERE EVERY DAY!

The title today was told to me by my late, great, beloved friend/cousin, Marilyn. We used to talk on the phone up to five times a day, even though she lived in  California and I live in Colorado.  She would fly … Continue reading

Posted in aging health, Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, Friendship, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Laughter, tolerance | 9 Comments

HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE?

Those of you who are familiar with my non-fiction book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW know it’s about my journey through grief after the death of my 21-year-old grandson.  He fell 100 feet from a Colorado mountain ledge to the canyon … Continue reading

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JOHN

John was to become one of Richard’s best and longest standing friendships.  He and his wife moved to Colorado a couple of years before Richard retired and when he followed, being single, he lived with them a little while.  After Richard married, their wives became … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Friendship, grief, heart attack, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Law enforcement, Uncategorized, Writing | 11 Comments

THE RIDE INTO THE SUNSET

He was and is very dear to my heart and will forever be.  He was part Ute and part Apache and I’ve never met a kinder and more caring individual. During a particularly dark and stressful time in my life, … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, Friendship, grief, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Native American, Writing | 22 Comments

MY ELUSIVE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

In spite of  loudly gusting wind outside and the fact that we certainly do not lack for snow (see above), my mind will not accept the fact it is  less than one week to Christmas Day.  The tree is up, presents are bought and wrapped and I finally … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Colorado, FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, Friendship, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Oak Tree Press, Public Safety Writers Association, snow, WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW | 12 Comments

Less Than Five Weeks Till Christmas!

Has it dawned on you yet  there are less than five weeks until Christmas?  If you’re like me, you’ve not had the time, money or energy to even think about gifts.  Our house has been in chaos for two weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Christmas, Colorado, Dark Oak Mystery, fall, FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, Friendship, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Law enforcement, snow, Writing | 6 Comments

Remembering 9/11/01

It seems unfathomable to me that it has already been 14 years since that horrendous day when the USA was attacked right here on our own soil.  I recall what a clear and spectacular and usually beautiful day that was.  And … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11/01, America, blogs, Crime, F.B.I., fall, Friendship, grief, Jackie Taylor Zortman | 16 Comments

MEET RETIRED F.B.I. AGENT & AUTHOR PETE KLISMET

Today I’m hosting my good friend and fellow author, Pete Klismet. Pete and I have known each other for many years and, since we were both writing and publishing books at about the same time,  we became good friends about … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, blogs, books, Colorado, Crime, F.B.I., Friendship, Jackie Taylor Zortman, Jr., Law enforcement, Promo, Sharing, Writing | 13 Comments