Another Germ – A Poem by Stevie Turner

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


The Road to Bethlehem

THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM If as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again things; If we consider ourselves so important that we must fill Every moment of our lives with action; When will we have the time to make the long slow journey Across the burning desert as did the Magi; Or sit … Continue reading The Road to Bethlehem

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, or been told by trusted sources. It may take a while to choose one from … Continue reading My Life: Humdrum but Useful

Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

  This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young women who was traveling with her grandmother. As they engaged in pleasant conversation, the soldier and the young woman kept eyeing one another; the attraction was obviously … Continue reading Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

MishMash and Thoughts

Post (c) Doris McCraw According to Merriam-Webster the definition of mishmash is a confused mixture of things. It perfectly defines life right now. (No, I'm not talking politics. I leave that to those who are passionate about it.) So what do I mean by life right now? Life is and always has been confusing. We … Continue reading MishMash and Thoughts

Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?

Post by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines I grew up not far from Galesburg, Illinois, the setting for Edgar Lee Masters classic. Why is that important? The small rural community I spent time in was much like the town that Edgar Lee Masters wrote about in his classic "Spoon River Anthology". Masters told stories, without varnish or … Continue reading Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?

Life’s Little Distractions

By S. J. Brown All of our lives are filled with distractions. However my world seems to have more than its share.  As I sat down to write this blog in my newly completed office I was distracted as a butterfly fluttered past my window.  Yes, I grabbed my camera and followed it. My office … Continue reading Life’s Little Distractions

Let’s Talk Passion

Post copyright Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author According to Merriam-Webster a simple definition of passion is:  a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.  Can you imagine living with enthusiasm and excitement for everything you do? It would be fun doing the dishes, cleaning house, visiting a sick friend, gardening or just … Continue reading Let’s Talk Passion

Around the Bend

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Earlier this summer, my husband, the dogs, and I took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. One of our excursions was to the Yellowstone Lake area, which boasts a wide and deep lake as well as a beautiful, charming yellow hotel which was originally built in 1891 and extensively … Continue reading Around the Bend

Life Happens – NaNoWriMo Planning Starts Now

Up until the end of May, 2015 was a good year for the most part. June 1 came and everything changed. I won't go into boring details about what happened but there were three fronts of attack on my happiness and security that left me with no will to write. No will to do anything … Continue reading Life Happens – NaNoWriMo Planning Starts Now