post (c) Doris McCraw Ah yes, Mark Twain. "Huckleberry Finn", "Tom Sawyer" and so many more stories this man, born Samuel Clemens, wrote for the world to experience. Ernest Hemingway once wrote of "Huckleberry Finn" that 'modern American literature came from that one book'. There are many who admire his work, others who wonder what … Continue reading Why I Like Mark Twain-beyond the obvious
Post (c) Doris McCraw We all have hidden talents. It is something that can be a journey to excitement, joy, and maybe even a little pain. How many people say, "If only..." or "I'd love to, but..."? What would happen if you did that 'if only', or tried that 'I'd love to'? Are we defined … Continue reading Hidden Talents
Recently while my homemaker from the local senior center was cleaning, she found plaster falling from the ceiling near my kitchen door. Apparently, it had gotten wet. This could only mean one thing. My roof was leaking again. Why didn’t I see this? Well, with my limited vision, I don’t see things unless they’re close … Continue reading A New Me
Post (c) Doris McCraw Recently I removed myself from the board of the Murder Mystery company I had been with for almost twenty years. It was a choice that had been in the making for some time. Yes, it was amicable, and I'm still available if they need me, but it was time to move … Continue reading Letting Go
This post by Jennifer Flaten Once you get hooked on a series, whether it is a book series, TV series or on the web, chances are you will encounter spoilers. Once upon a time there was no such thing. Live broadcast TV meant that you either watched it or missed it completely never to be … Continue reading Spoiled
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction This week I did something I thought I’d never do again. I had an eye exam and was fitted for contact lenses. I’ve tried them in the past with good luck, but just never followed through. I cannot seem to keep my glasses where I can find … Continue reading 3,2,1 CONTACT!
This blog by Cher'ley Grogg The Indians asked their Chief in the Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold and that the members of the village were to collect wood to prepare. Being a good … Continue reading SAD–Seasonal Affective Disorder is a Real Problem by Cher’ley
This post is by Nancy Jardine I’ve just spent the whole day yesterday at a Facebook launch event for The Taexali Game, my Teen/YA Time Travel Adventure. It was an extremely pleasant and successful day with lots of lovely friends turning up to say hi! By the end of the day my smile was huge- … Continue reading Scorched earth!
TThis post by Jennifer Flaten We have road construction going on in our neighborhood. The city is putting in new sewers, gutters and sidewalks. This means that all our mature trees, some of them close to 30 years old, were slated for removal to make way for the sidewalks. I’ve been dreading the day the … Continue reading Changing Landscape
By Stephanie Stamm Given my letter for the day, I thought about writing about my new home state, Georgia. However, the “g” word that resonates most with me at the moment is “good-bye” (though a few others are scattered through the post as well). I’ve been saying “good-bye” to a lot of people, places, and … Continue reading Good-byes, Grief, and Gratitude by Stephanie