Author Archives: alexanderhodde

About alexanderhodde

I love to write, I love to read (in that order) and I love to hike. My husband loves to fly remote control model airplanes, when he can get them into the air.

Check Your Engines: An Animal Story (by Hannah Alexander)

Once upon a time, fourteen years ago, I stepped onto the front porch of our house and caught a mama cat nursing three half-grown kittens. She was a pretty thing, as were her kittens. Calico and tortoiseshell. But I immediately … Continue reading

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The Things I’ve HEARD!!! (by Hannah Alexander)

Having lived in small communities all my adult life, I know the power of hearsay. Rumors. In fact, one of my favorite games as a kid was playing “Telephone,” when we would begin with one statement, whisper it around a … Continue reading

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The Right Gear by Hannah Alexander

Have you moved lately? I don’t mean getting out and moving your body, but moving your household to another place. We did that this past weekend and I discovered how out-of-shape I have become. We (meaning mostly Mel) filled a … Continue reading

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Binge Much? (by Hannah Alexander)

I’ve been seeing this term more often lately–binge watching. We binge on television shows, watching half a season of our favorite TV shows in one sitting just because we have the technology. Because it’s available now. Maybe there are other … Continue reading

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The Wedding Kiss (by Hannah Alexander)

At long last, I have uploaded my newly rewritten novel, The Wedding Kiss, to Kindle. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited, it’s there, too. I’m particularly excited about the cover, designed by a very good friend, Angela Hunt. This book … Continue reading

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A Passion (by Hannah Alexander)

Last week I was working my way through a mountain of documents and paperwork, tired of the whole thing and wishing I could just burn it all. Tax documents? Who cares. Yeah, yeah, I know, the minute I throw something … Continue reading

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Grist for the Mill (by Hannah Alexander)

There was a sudden, repeated jangle of the doorbell–not once but many times. Then came a pounding at the front door at our house yesterday. Someone was yelling, but I couldn’t hear what she said. I was, of course, in … Continue reading

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My Own Occam’s Razor by Hannah Alexander

In the 13th century, a friar by the name of William Ockham proposed that the simplest answer to a problem was most likely the best. This was something Mel and I discovered the hard way this morning. Something happened to … Continue reading

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When You’re Seeking Requited Love by Hannah Alexander

Have you ever read a novel with a good romance woven through the pages? It’s the kind of novel I like to write. I discovered when I first began writing decades ago that I didn’t possess the imagination that some … Continue reading

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Just Do It by Hannah Alexander

My Class Reunion You know how resolutions go. I know how they go for me. I can say I’m going to do something, but those words don’t carry me very far. Families talk about having reunions, but no one gets … Continue reading

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What’s Your Direction?

I love paths, roads, trails, anything that takes me to a place I’ve never been before, and often I stay on a trail a little longer than expected because I can never resist discovering what is just around the far … Continue reading

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Loving the Green by Hannah Alexander

Don’t you just love evergreens? I haven’t had a Christmas tree for a lot of years–and when I did, it was often fake. But we have spruce and lodgepole pine trees around our house that protect us from the harshest … Continue reading

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We Need More Thanksgiving by Hannah Alexander

I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you. In fact, I wish you more than just the traditional day of Thanksgiving. I wish for you to have abundant thankfulness in your heart every morning when you arise, every night before … Continue reading

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Lightening Things Up

By Hannah Alexander We’ve all had some dark times recently. It seems that on the heels of every catastrophe or tragedy we see on the news, something even worse happens to trump it. Since there has been science that suggests … Continue reading

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I’m NOT Pointing Fingers

By Hannah Alexander Forgive me if I seem self-indulgent here. I’m not trying to be. I’ve been arguing with my conscience for quite some time, especially since the last big shocker from the entertainment industry in Hollywood. It breaks my … Continue reading

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