It's been a winter of nasty germs this year. I should know - I've had three since Christmas. In the midst of my misery I came up with this poem... Cough and sneeze, Hack and bark, Wandering about at night Trying to breathe, in the dark. Steaming, steaming, Vaporiser peeling Wallpaper from the … Continue reading Another Germ – A Poem by Stevie Turner
Posted by M. K. Waller [Forgive me. This post is longer than I intended, but once I got started, I couldn't stop. I had no idea I'm so enlightened. If you stop reading before the end, I'll forgive you. But you'll miss the good part.] My husband once told me that when I tell stories, … Continue reading I Stayed Up All Night Writing This
* * * * Posted by Kathy Waller *********************** Writing this post won't be easy. Sixteen pounds of Ernest lies across my right forearm, pinning it to the arm of the recliner. He's on his side, positioned so he can turn his head and, with a moonstruck expression, gaze upside-down into my eyes and/or reach across to pat … Continue reading Of J. C. Penney, Robert Redford, and a Return to Civilized Dining
by Neva Bodin Gut bacteria. Something most of us try not to think about. But, is it thinking about us? A person has an average of ten trillion cells that make us “shape up” into a person. About ten times that many bacteria live in our digestive system, mostly in the intestine. Studies are linking … Continue reading The Friends in our Gut
Posted by Kathy Waller Very long, but sort of necessary On January 29, I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Two kinds of cancer are present, not a common occurrence. One kind is aggressive but easier to treat than the other, which is slow-growing. There is a lesion in each lung. … Continue reading D-minus
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!
By Stephanie Stamm I’ve posted elsewhere about my affair with the Marco Polo series on Netflix. Among the many things to enjoy about the series are the beautifully choreographed martial arts scenes—reminiscent of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I have been practicing tai chi since September, and I can see similar moves in the fight scenes. … Continue reading Always Beginning
Post copyright 2015 by Doris McCraw I confess to having a love/hate relationship with resources. They are a blessing or a curse to your writing. As I make this journey of being a writer, the use of resources is a must. Writing fiction as Angela Raines, the use of old … Continue reading CURSED RESOURCES
This post is by Nancy Jardine Who would have thought it! Salt isn’t all that good for me. When I was born, way back in history (i.e. the early 1950s) nobody told me that I shouldn’t eat too much salt. They didn’t tell my mother, either, so salt was added in cooking to make what … Continue reading Not worth the salt!
This post is by Nancy Jardine Sometimes you just can’t write. Usually, I make a great effort to ensure my posts for this blog are published live on time, but I send my apologies for the lateness of this one. Truth to tell, I haven’t been consulting my diary much lately and for long periods … Continue reading Life in all its colours gets in the way.