A Little Healthier, 3 Things I’m Doing In 2018

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I can't believe 2018 is already here! And what better way to start it off than with healthy tips that will make us feel better and more energized? I know I sure need it after dealing with the whirlwind that was 2017 and the loss of four dear people in my life. So, without further … Continue reading A Little Healthier, 3 Things I’m Doing In 2018

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In Remembrance

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Another loved one has departed this year, just after Christmas, my grandma Nancy. This is dedicated to her: “In Remembrance” Sweet and thoughtful, Always there to give an encouraging word, Never harsh, even to those who were unkind But wanting peace and love for all peoples. A lover of nature, When she looked out the … Continue reading In Remembrance

The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

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I pause on the little stone bridge That overlooks the brook. The water passes beneath the arch of stones Gurgling over pebbles and bubbling past weeds. I listen to the voice of the brook A voice that has lived much longer than I have, A voice that has witnessed days of gladness And days of … Continue reading The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

The Handwriting Challenge

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To be honest it's been a long time since I've put pen in hand to write anything longer than a note. I'm a type-everything-on-the-computer gal, so my pen writing skills need some brushing up on! Thank you to Nandini over at Unputdownable Books for nominating me for the Handwriting Challenge! In this blog hop, participants write … Continue reading The Handwriting Challenge

#poem “Can There Be A Way?”

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I look out a window at the tree that grows too close to the power lines A gorgeous oak tree, vibrant and strong. But it must be cut down, Because of this increasingly claustrophobic, industrial world There’s little room for nature to grow. Pavement replaces soil Streetlamps replace trees Stars are blinded out by false … Continue reading #poem “Can There Be A Way?”

#poem Autumn’s Wonder

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“Autumn’s Wonder” The maple tree changes Into a bouquet of gold and orange Like a sunburst sunset Capturing my heart and my sense of wonder. What tells the tree to change its leaves? What warning has it been given that winter will soon draw near? That soon will come the time for slumber and wait … Continue reading #poem Autumn’s Wonder

The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

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As Halloween draws near, I feel it'd be fun to have a look at the traditions that surround this holiday, and discover how those traditions first began long ago. Haven't you wondered why we carve pumpkins, and why children (and adults 😉 ) dress up and knock on doors for candy? The answers we shall … Continue reading The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

Mystery Of The Gargoyle

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Welcome to the first #MondayTopic post! Because it's the season of October and all things spooky, we're starting off with the mysterious gargoyles. What are these strange creations carved out of stone? During my time living in Italy, I often came across them in the old part of town we lived nearby, and during holiday … Continue reading Mystery Of The Gargoyle

September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

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Changes are ahead! But more on that later. I've got some great recipes to share with you in this post, along with some of the books and TV series I've been going through! September for the most part was good and productive. I wrote more and read more than usual, as I could feel the … Continue reading September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway

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Today I'm hosting a guest post as part of the book tour for the relaunch of The Rise of Aredor series. The author is here to share with us how she manages being a writer while also studying for a degree in Physical Therapy, two very different passions. There is also a giveaway and book … Continue reading Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway