Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

Thank You,I’m Honored to Be Here

This week we are asked to speculate on the idea that if we were to gain so much notoriety by our writing that we merited a TV interview,  which talk show host would we like to do the honors? Tough … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Toni LoTempio

This week I am very happy to have as my guest Toni LoTempio. Toni visited us a while ago when she did a guest interview with her blogging cat, Rocco.   I met them online when I was looking for … Continue reading

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A Moving Story

The question this week is: If we had one of our stories made into a movie, who would we like to see cast and who would we want to direct? Unfortunately, that is not a very realistic question because the … Continue reading

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Machines That Give Up the Ghost, or, Rather…

We are discussing things that refuse to work properly. Story of my life! I talked about cars that were problems in the comments to Joselyn on Tuesday and to Jeff on Thursday, a sewing machine that never liked me in … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Suz DeMello/Sue Swift

Special guest, author Suz de Mello   You’ve heard the funny phase, “related by rumor”? It actually happened to me with Suz. I told the story here some time ago without using her name, but if you remember the story, … Continue reading

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Sloppy Copies, Stalled Calls

This week we are discussing if we remember how life was before everything was electronic and portable. Boy, do I! No young person can imagine how hard it was to communicate over distances before express mail, email, instant messaging, cheap … Continue reading

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Spring to Easter

The topics this week are about getting out of the house since it is Spring, or to talk about Easter. Since this will be posting on Good Friday, I will go for both. I am generally not an outdoorsy person … Continue reading

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