Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I'm out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that's exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local library district released their book "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", based on the history … Continue reading Disasters


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

Spirits, Angels and Halloween

Post by Doris McCraw This may be a short post. Why? Well, it's been a challenging year. Bad in many ways and wonderful in others. Sounds like regular life, doesn't it? Most know I had in excess of $40,000 dollars worth of damage to my home in June. So far, thanks to gofundme I have … Continue reading Spirits, Angels and Halloween

Sharing Stories, Space, and Self

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last month I hosted a mini-retreat for my writers group. This is the third summer we’ve gathered at my mountain property, and people seem to enjoy the experience … and I enjoy hosting it! Fresh air, quiet, and nature all converge to open up the creativity valve. My fellow … Continue reading Sharing Stories, Space, and Self

Music to My Ears

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last weekend my husband and I spent time at the Beartrap Summer Festival, an annual music event at Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain. This year marked the 21st installment of what started as a small music festival that has, over the decades, grown to one of the biggest events … Continue reading Music to My Ears


Post copyright 2015 by Doris McCraw I think two-year olds are on to something. Why? Why! Why.  Why is why so important? For someone like me, when I ask the why I am able to focus on the stories. I also share some of the whys that create the content on this blog. Why do … Continue reading WHY

Relationships Make the World Go ‘Round

by Neva Bodin I have heard that “love makes the world go ‘round.” But, I beg to defer. While not sounding as musical or fanciful, I believe relationships make the world go around. “We spend at least twelve years in school preparing for a career, how much time do we spend preparing for a relationship?” … Continue reading Relationships Make the World Go ‘Round

Quest (PR)

Post copyright by Doris McCraw uest! Once I knew I had the letter Q, this was the only thing I wanted to write about. A person would think that knowing would make the writing easier. Nothing could be further from the truth. When I wrote on the letter E, https://writingwranglersandwarriors.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/elevation-education/, many ideas went through my mind, and … Continue reading Quest (PR)

What’s Next?

This post by Gayle M. Irwin The blue-gray and black Great Dane stretched his large head and giant body from the back seat of my car, as he looked through the rear window of my Subaru Outback. I had just driven away from the home he'd known for the past week, being fostered for an … Continue reading What’s Next?

The Tale of Mervyn and LeRoy or, What Price Story?

    posted by Kathy Waller ***   I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. ~ Robert Frost I have never started a post yet whose end I knew. Or a story. Or a novel. Or an essay. Or . . . ~ Kathy Waller   … Continue reading The Tale of Mervyn and LeRoy or, What Price Story?