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Oh That Upward Climb!!!

Oh That Upward Climb!!!

  I’m aware that life is too short to bury our dreams no matter how impossible they may seem. And yet… and yet… when ‘stuff happens’ and things appear to be taking waaaaaaay too long to materialize, or when on that upward journey I slip and slide back way way...

A Nudge From Above

A Nudge From Above

It’s interesting how a crisis can help you put things in perspective. A high-school friend of mine died on May 12, 2017, from a rare form of cancer, and this brought up all sorts of emotions; another nudge from above as a reminder to live in the moment. So I wanted to...

And they all lived happily ever after

And they all lived happily ever after

"And they all lived happily ever after" As a child, I used to love reading those words at the end of fairy tales. Just the knowledge that everything would be all right from that point forward was enough to make me happy. Cinderella’s life would be perfect. Snow White...

Conflict In Stories

Conflict In Stories

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to tell a great story? What draws people in? Today I have L.K. Hill, author of BASTIONS OF LOVE, who will tell you all about how to create conflict in your story to keep your readers reading.     Great Conflicts by...

It All Starts From Within

It All Starts From Within

There’s a man called Lester Levinson who claimed that all problems stemmed from three things: wanting approval, wanting control and wanting safety, and that this constant wanting equaled lack. I tend to think he has a point.   That said, I don’t believe he was...

Bringing Books To A Child’s Doorstep

Bringing Books To A Child’s Doorstep

It’s always nice to meet someone who believes strongly in the importance of good children’s book. It’s even more amazing when that person goes a few steps further to bring such books to the awareness of parents and kids. Helen Antoniades has accomplished this feat in...

Embracing The Down Periods

Embracing The Down Periods

Sometimes I get so embroiled in the wanting of my goals and in the longing for the fulfillment of my dreams NOW that I become frustrated and depressed as to why ‘things are taking so long to happen. I also dwell too much on the past and on the future, and don’t pay...

If Only And Its Relatives

If Only And Its Relatives

  I wonder what would happen if the words, even the concept or possibility of, ‘if only’ didn’t exist in any language. And while I’m at it, how about throwing in phrases and expressions like: I could have, I should have, maybe, possibly, perhaps, suppose, what...

Quotes To Ponder

Quotes To Ponder

Words are powerful. They can uplift us as easily as knock us down, even strip us of our dignity. In the past I used to focus more on comments and situations that not only triggered but highlighted the negative view I had of myself. In such a state, where I viewed my...

Spreading Hope

Spreading Hope

With all the negative and depressing things happening in the news these days, it was refreshing to find out that a mother (Densie Sheppard) and her fifteen-year old daughter (Jamie Sheppard) put together a quarterly magazine aimed at featuring positive accomplishments...

Diversity Matters!!

Diversity Matters!!

    With all this talk about diversity... Well here’s my take.     Imagine a world without diversity, where everyone looks pretty much the same, acts predictably, and where conversations are a buzz of nodding heads and bored smiles because we all...

Thinking Things Through

Thinking Things Through

  Some of you may know how much I love cats. You might also know that I recently adopted two kittens. Well, the minute I brought them home I became overwhelmed. This is crazy! Two kittens? What was I thinking!!??   Yet, as I continued to watch their antics,...

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