A Gift of Time by Erin Farwell

Lately it seems as though I am simply surviving. I move from one task to the next with little ability or energy to plan beyond the next deadline or responsibility. I have been sick the last week or so, a cold that just won’t go away, but it’s more than that. I’m the one who … Continue reading A Gift of Time by Erin Farwell

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New Year Brings New Goals and an Uncertain But Hopeful Future

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   Looking back on my goals for 2014 recently I realized I didn't attain as much as I'd hoped. Yet, despite what I thought and planned to attain, new opportunities and possibilities did emerge, and I walked those pathways. Another new year is upon us, and though we never … Continue reading New Year Brings New Goals and an Uncertain But Hopeful Future

Not so… great expectations

This blog is by Nancy Jardine Four days to go…till Christmas Day! Anticipation is what drives a lot of people round about now if they celebrate by giving gifts to family and friends. The anticipation in our house is high already and is likely to escalate during the next few days. The Christmas tree has … Continue reading Not so… great expectations

The Greatest Gift

This post by Gayle M. Irwin When I was three years old, it was a doll called “Miss Peep.” When I was eight, it was a bicycle painted in my favorite color (purple!), complete with a handle-barred white basket with pink and purple flowers. When I was 19, it was an engagement ring. When I … Continue reading The Greatest Gift

Black Friday

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Black Friday. We begin to hear the never-ending commercials for the event in October and November.   Somehow Thanksgiving gets shoved aside as people eagerly anticipate the biggest shopping day of the year. I am not a fan, and here’s why. You can read more about Black … Continue reading Black Friday

Relishing Summer

This blog post by Gayle M. Irwin   During summer it's easy to “relish” – watermelon, apples, ice cream, ice tea, the occasional strawberry daiquiri or margarita (or both!): all quench a parched throat, dry from summer' warmth. But, there are other things to “relish” as well these days: the season itself with respite from … Continue reading Relishing Summer

Gifts – Not Just Pretty Packages

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   Gift – the word conjures up images of brightly wrapped boxes under a pine tree in December – or small, white boxes adorned with a colorful bow and containing a beautiful gemstone. But, gifts don't always come in pretty packages or contain expensive jewelry. In fact, if you're … Continue reading Gifts – Not Just Pretty Packages

Through My Daughter’s Eyes by Erin Farwell

I love plans. I like to know what is coming up and what I need to do about it. I make weekly to do lists with some tasks to be performed on specific days and other just listed as it doesn’t matter when I complete them as long as I get them done. This helps … Continue reading Through My Daughter’s Eyes by Erin Farwell

Reflections: Looking Back and Moving Ahead

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last week another year passed, and I turned 53. I recall being told antiques are things that are 50+ years old, so I guess I’m now an official antique! I took a few moments on my birthday to reflect upon my life. Some memories weren’t the best: hurt from … Continue reading Reflections: Looking Back and Moving Ahead

Merry Christmas 2013

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction It’s here.  Christmas Day, the day we have been planning for all year.  Gifts are open and it’s nearly time for Christmas Dinner.  Can’t you smell the spicy aroma of ham cooking in the oven with pineapples pierced with cloves and basted with brown sugar and pineapple … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2013