Category Archives: unique

Jest and Youthful Jollity

This post is by M. K. Waller   Snow fell in Central Texas last week. It caused such commotion, they probably heard us in Canada. Folks from snow country smile at our foolishness. At the first flake, we burst into … Continue reading

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Remembering the lessons of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima

World War II started for Americans with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and ended four years later with two Atomic bombs dropped from B-29s on Japanese cities. Not many remain alive from that day long ago – December 7, … Continue reading

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Nissen

   This blog by Cole Smith Ever wondered how Saint Nicholas, a native of the mild Mediterranean, got his heavy red suit and bright, white beard? And where did those elves come from, anyway? How did they all migrate from … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas

This post is by M. K. Waller. I heard them talking. Daddy said, She wants a pogo stick. Mama said, She has enough presents. Santa brought a pogo stick. Daddy smiled. Sturdy. We went outside. Mama frowned. Don’t fall. She’s fine. Daddy lifted me on. … Continue reading

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One Page

By S. J. Brown Recently I was reviewing some guidelines from a publisher. They wanted the usual information like my name, contact information, the name of the book I was proposing and the word count. Then I saw it the … Continue reading

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You Better Watch out-Not Santa, but Krampus by Cole

 This blog by Cole Smith My fascination with Christmas legends began at my local library. There, in the new arrivals, was a book of old German Christmas postcards all about the Christmas devil, Krampus.  I know. I had that reaction, … Continue reading

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What’s Left to Take Away?

by Neva Bodin Recently I read a quote in a newspaper, saw it again online, and it created an “Ah-hah” moment in my mind. Seems we could swap “author” for “designer” in this quote: “A designer knows he has achieved … Continue reading

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My Life: Humdrum but Useful

 This post is by M. K. Waller Where do writers get their ideas? More to the point, where do I get my ideas? When I blog, most of them are drawn from my life–things I’ve done, seen, heard, read about, … Continue reading

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SAD-seasonal Affective Disorder- by Cher’ley

  Posted by Wranglers 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 … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving? It’s over with? No way!

Sure hope everyone’s Thanksgiving turned out perfect. Sharon and I went the nontraditional route. We ordered takeout from the Vegas Valley’s first Cracker Barrel Restaurant. My turkey dinner was yummy good – turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole … Continue reading

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