Post (c) Doris McCraw For those who are old enough, Carly Simon had a hit back in the day with the song 'Anticipation'.  The words tell the story of someone who is anticipating a relationship. Listening to it the other day the thought ran through my mind that it is the feeling of what may … Continue reading Anticipation


Let’s Talk Passion

Post copyright Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author According to Merriam-Webster a simple definition of passion is:  a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.  Can you imagine living with enthusiasm and excitement for everything you do? It would be fun doing the dishes, cleaning house, visiting a sick friend, gardening or just … Continue reading Let’s Talk Passion

Glancing Back, Looking Ahead

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This weekend is my 35th high school reunion. Actually, I have two reunions: one in Iowa and one in Wyoming. My parents and I left a 14-acre farm near a small Iowa town the summer of my senior year. We moved from the Mediapolis area, in the southeastern part … Continue reading Glancing Back, Looking Ahead

Castles… of anticipation?

This post is by Nancy Jardine Castles, anticipation and dreams are my topic today. I’m in a state of flux concerning my new writing progress, finding that there are so many lovely things to distract me from penning my latest novels. Who wouldn’t take advantage of a bit of sunshine and disappear outside on a … Continue reading Castles… of anticipation?

The Times They Are A’Changin’!

This Post by Gayle M. Irwin We're six days into the New Year: 2014 already – WOW! Last year marked 15 years since I moved from Montana, leaving a landscape that truly doesn't leave my heart and putting behind me the everyday grind of being a small town journalist – reporter, photographer, editor, copywriter, page … Continue reading The Times They Are A’Changin’!

Outside the Lines

            Post written and copyrighted by Doris McCraw Remember when young and being told you needed to color within the lines, the sky was blue not purple? It was the way for us to understand the rules. But once you knew the rules, purple skies were okay? As the study … Continue reading Outside the Lines

Haunted New Orleans by Barb S.

This Blog by Barb Schlichting Many strange things happen New Orleans and these are just a few of the happenings that are fun to share in October. New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in the country, partly because the King of France used the swamplands to build the city. The Natives had … Continue reading Haunted New Orleans by Barb S.

Don’t Worry be Happy by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg Sometimes Birthdays are not always Happy, but we have other days that make us Happy. Today I want to say for the month of October Happy something:  Happy Birthday Brenda (today,my daughter), Shirley (my daughter-in-law), Sherry (Shirley's sister), Vicky (my friend), Linda (my friend), and Dennis (my friend), to name a … Continue reading Don’t Worry be Happy by Cher’ley

The I’s Have It- Inspirations, Impressions, and Intentions by Cher’ley

This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg *** Next week I’m serving on a panel at the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Writer’s Conference. This is a conference with writers and fans both in attendance. I’m excited because one of my favorite authors is giving the keynote. Keynote Author Jeffery Deaver International best-selling mystery author. Joining him is … Continue reading The I’s Have It- Inspirations, Impressions, and Intentions by Cher’ley

Satisfaction by Cher’ley

This post by Cher'ley Grogg Chocolate in almost any form is great! Cake, candy bars, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, chocolate milk, chocolate ice cream and my favorite chocolate yogurt. (Fudge Recipe at the end of this blog) Chocolate activates endorphin in our brains and this causes us to have a feeling of satisfaction. Another form of … Continue reading Satisfaction by Cher’ley