Mustang Grapes and Dewberries

By N. M. Cedeño   In the second week of March, the Bradford pear trees in my backyard burst into bloom, displaying a profusion of tiny white flowers. Within a few days, rain and wind caused the white flower petals to “snow” down from the tree, covering my patio in a layer of white. Following … Continue reading Mustang Grapes and Dewberries


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 next requirement was an impossible task, a one page synopsis. I needed to share all … Continue reading One Page

Fellowship, Family, & Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This is my last post (for now, at least!) with this wonderful group of writers… and people. Since this is the week my parents are visiting, and also when I’ve spent time with wonderful friends, I thought I’d write a little reflection on fellowship, friends and family (which, of … Continue reading Fellowship, Family, & Friends

North to Alaska!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My father always enjoyed the Johnny Horton song, North to Alaska (see the YouTube video here: Starting June 9, that classic country hit became our theme song. My dad, husband, and I started our northward journey flying into Anchorage via Alaska Air from Great Falls, Montana (about 90 … Continue reading North to Alaska!

Ancestry Surprises

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I recently received the results from my AncestryDNA kit, which I mailed into the company just after Christmas last year. It took quite a bit of time to get those results because of the influx of DNA kits around that time of year; at least, that’s what the email … Continue reading Ancestry Surprises


Post (c) Doris McCraw What is success? Seeing-Underneath-Conceited-Concepts-Expressing-Self-Sincerely? Many times we have achieved success, but because we are looking at societies view of what is successful, we miss the joy of what we have. This thought came up again this week on the anniversary of my mother's death. Was my mother successful? Perhaps not by … Continue reading SUCCESS


This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last month I wrote about exploring my family tree and ordering a DNA kit from Ancestry. I received the kit and sent it off; I still await the results. Meantime, I continue my genealogy research, and I’ve made some interesting discoveries. First, on my dad’s side: one of his … Continue reading Discoveries

Gratitude and Thanks

Post (c) by Doris McCraw We are coming on my favorite time of year. I am partial to the Holiday of Thanksgiving. It is not a time of giving gifts. It has nothing except the heartfelt idea of being thankful. Despite how horrible we think life is, we really do have many reasons for gratitude … Continue reading Gratitude and Thanks

Recipe for Fun

This post by Jennifer Flaten I have a condition (completely made up) that prevents me from reading a  recipe from start to finish. I don't know why, but I'll start reading the ingredient list, and if it is more than 7 items long I start to skim the rest of the ingredients. And, you have … Continue reading Recipe for Fun

Put a Sock In It!

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Definition of language: A system of communication by speaking, writing, or making signs in a way that can be understood, or any of the different systems of communication used in particular regions (Cambridge Dictionary) Language is a part of life. There are some polite rules to live … Continue reading Put a Sock In It!