Take Some of This!

  by Neva Bodin   Ringworm cure: Mix half Sulphur and half lard. Put it on thick. For chest congestion, mix four tablespoons flour with two tablespoons dry mustard; add enough warm water to make a paste; spread on a dishtowel or flour sack, cover with another cloth and lay on chest and back. For … Continue reading Take Some of This!


The Revenge of the Yoo

 Posted by M. K. Waller After years as a modified Luddite, I've finally acquired a smart phone to replace my dumb one. David gave it to me. He bought it a couple of years ago and used it for a while, then decided it wasn't worth the trouble. I still carry my dumb phone. Before … Continue reading The Revenge of the Yoo

Autumn Cleaning: Re-evaluating Things #writerslife

by Ronel Janse van Vuuren I wasn’t sure what to write for this month’s post: I have so many ideas! But with the feeling of Spring/Autumn in the air I went with that. In my part of the world it is Autumn. It’s a beautiful time of year when the leaves turn into shades of … Continue reading Autumn Cleaning: Re-evaluating Things #writerslife

My days on St. Elmo Drive

This column written by Mike Staton. The times promised fun and adventure for a boy under 10 growing up in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Southern California. At first, my universe didn’t expand beyond the houses near ours at 2748 St. Elmo Drive, Rialto, a place of just-planted rosebushes that had once been … Continue reading My days on St. Elmo Drive

10 Days on the Road

By S. J. Brown On the eve of my latest photo trip the living room was filled with duffle bags, camera equipment and anticipation. Jay and I were hoping for sunny skies, warmer weather and co operative critters. Our plan was to take the scenic route to Texas with stops in several states along the … Continue reading 10 Days on the Road

The Backward Dive, or Pulling the Threads

  by Helen Currie Foster A one-hour Sunday school class for Lent? Okay, I thought, how about an hour on British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs? Vaughan Williams set to music five brief poems by the “metaphysical poet” and English cleric George Herbert (April 3, 1593-March 1, 1632). The music blew me away when … Continue reading The Backward Dive, or Pulling the Threads

“A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”

by Neva Bodin I often think of old sayings or proverbs with nostalgia as my parents had a few they used frequently. I had heard some of them over several years before that “ah-ha” moment of discerning their meaning. One was when my dad mentioned someone looked unkempt or “tough” as it was known then, … Continue reading “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”

My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Thanks to Mike Staton’s post  here for inspiring this. When I was growing up in the 1960’s, my family was living in Tucson, Arizona, and a trip downtown was exciting because we had to drive through a large tunnel in order to get there. Dad or Mother kept honking the horn, as we drove through, … Continue reading My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Look! It’s the yellow arches

This post is written by Mike Staton. Remember the advice to Dorothy? Follow the Yellow Brick Road. For me, follow the asphalt road to the yellow arches of McDonald’s. OK you can stop laughing. I mean it. Stop that belly laugh… now! Thank you. Let me explain – hopefully. Trips to McDonald’s encompass some pleasant … Continue reading Look! It’s the yellow arches

Find an Editor to Fit Your Budget

  Post by Cole Smith   You've run through your manuscript so many times, you can't keep all the revisions straight! Which version of the restaurant scene did you decide to keep? Is the dog's name Frisco or Elmo? And which of your characters' bad habits need to go? (Mine are always leaning against things!) … Continue reading Find an Editor to Fit Your Budget