By Stephanie Stamm   In preparation for the new year and in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve been thinking a lot about balance. Webster’s defines “balance” as the state of having your weight spread equally so that you do not fall; the ability to move or to remain in a position without … Continue reading Balance


2015 Writing Resolution Resource by Erin Farwell

2014 has been a year of ups and downs but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Still, there is much to be grateful for. My family and I are healthy, the house is almost back together and it’s better than before. My freelance writing career is going strong, despite a few bumps along the way. … Continue reading 2015 Writing Resolution Resource by Erin Farwell


Post copyright 2014 by Doris McCraw           History, love it or hate it. For most researchers there is a love/hate relationship. You love what you find, but it leads to more. You end up asking more questions than you answer. Still that is what leads to new ideas, new stories or … Continue reading CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS

The Christmas Day the guns of the Western Front grew silent

In December of 1914 the new war was as fresh as the corsage of a girl at a Christmastime Boston cotillion ball. In the United States in 1914, the war had yet to mangle the lives of American boys and wouldn’t do so until much later. In Europe, the war was less than five months … Continue reading The Christmas Day the guns of the Western Front grew silent


By Neva Bodin Recently an article appeared in our local paper regarding a dog shooting his owner. It seems the dog was standing in the front seat of a truck, and his master told him to get in the back. The dog complied, but shot the master in the arm. A rifle was on the … Continue reading THE DOG IS NOT GUILTY YOUR HONOR

Holiday to Holiday between Christmas and New Year De-Stress by Cher’ley

  This blog by Cher'ley Grogg   Last Christmas, grandpa was feeling his age and found that shopping for Christmas gifts had become too difficult. So he decided to send checks to everyone instead. In each card, he wrote, "Buy your own present!" and mailed them early. He enjoyed the usual flurry of family festivities, … Continue reading Holiday to Holiday between Christmas and New Year De-Stress by Cher’ley

Christmas Presents or Christmas Presence?

This post by Stephanie Stamm. In this season of stockings hung by the chimney, presents under the tree, and multitudes of ads telling us just what we need to buy for our loved ones or to ask them to buy for us, it can be easy to get caught up in trying to purchase the … Continue reading Christmas Presents or Christmas Presence?

South for Christmas

Greetings from sunny Florida where it’s two days before Christmas, and my brother and his family and I are in the midst of the hustle and bustle before our holiday festivities begin. Last month as part of Robert Lee Brewer’s poem a day challenge on his blog at blogs/poetic-asides , I wrote the following … Continue reading South for Christmas

Perception and Priority

      by Travis Richardson     The end of the year is nigh! Yesterday was winter solstice, the darkest part of the winter. My wife and I saw the sunset from my in-laws’ Vegas timeshare.   There’s something about the desert – endless sand and scrub brush – that doesn’t seem very Christmassy. … Continue reading Perception and Priority

Which Would You Choose?

This post by Craig Snider Have you ever read a book or watched a movie where the character must make a decision in a difficult situation, and when you thought about it, you had trouble trying to decide what you would do if you were in their place? For example, in the book and movie, … Continue reading Which Would You Choose?