Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era

 Posted by N. M. Cedeño     What’s going on with wedding receptions these days? My husband and I were apparently married in a bygone era, the pre-YouTube era. Consequently, our bridesmaids and groomsmen did not choreograph dances, put on a ballet, or produce a Broadway musical during our reception for the entertainment of our guests. … Continue reading Wedding Receptions in the You-Tube Era


I Stayed Up All Night Writing This

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

Why I Like Mark Twain-beyond the obvious

post (c) Doris McCraw Ah yes, Mark Twain. "Huckleberry Finn", "Tom Sawyer" and so many more stories this man, born Samuel Clemens, wrote for the world to experience. Ernest Hemingway once wrote of "Huckleberry Finn" that 'modern American literature came from that one book'. There are many who admire his work, others who wonder what … Continue reading Why I Like Mark Twain-beyond the obvious

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

It’s the Great Pumpkin Spice

This post by Jennifer Flaten Happy Autumn, or as I like to call it Pumpkin Spice day. The day when every other flavor dies and pumpkin spice becomes the only flavor available until the peppermint mocha days of December. I like pumpkin spice the way God intended, in a pie. I don’t want it in … Continue reading It’s the Great Pumpkin Spice


This post by Jennifer Flaten This past weekend my oldest daughter volunteered in a face painting booth during our city’s annual Cornfest---yes, it is just what it sounds like a celebration of sweet corn. The event is held at a local park, it has a nice little craft/shopping area, a cute little petting zoo, the … Continue reading Perception


This post by Jennifer Flaten I love school supply time. Okay, so I don’t love having to purchase an entire warehouse full of supplies, but I do love the idea of all those fresh new notebooks, pencils and yes, even tubes of glue. There is so much promise in all those lovely blank notebooks. They … Continue reading Supplies


  by Stephen Buehler I’m there. Just about ready to send my manuscript in. I have five small corrections and then it’s off to the publisher. I had sent DECTECTIVE RULES to this particular publisher before and she wrote back that she thought it was very funny and loved the PI’s POV, BUT, she didn’t … Continue reading I’VE COME TO THE END…

Mom I’m Bored

This post by Jennifer Flaten My son is taking an Avid class this summer. Today they had a lively discussion about whether or not it is good to be bored. I asked him what position he took in the debate, and he said he took the position that it isn’t good to be bored. My … Continue reading Mom I’m Bored