Category Archives: America

ODDBALLS’ HALL

My sister had a quirky friend who was trying to describe where something was in a nearby town. It was next to the “Oddfellows’ Hall” but she didn’t really know about them and said that the place was “next to … Continue reading

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Looking Back

    THIS WEEK:  At some point in your past, was there a year – or a significant period of time – that you consider your “favorite” time (or, at least, one of your favorites)? What was going on? I put … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Have you ever started to read a book, story, article, watched a movie or TV show where you realized that the writer had another agenda other than telling a story? In the guise of a story, they only want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sapped

This week:How has the ongoing pandemic affected your creativity? My writing creativity has been a casualty of the pandemic. As many people, I really thought that having to stay home would make writing easier, but no. I have been bogged-down … Continue reading

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Carefree

  This week it was asked: What is your fondest childhood memory?  It is very funny that just  last week thoughts occurred to me of lazy summer days and sometimes how carefree my life was. It wasn’t all the time. … Continue reading

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation When I moved here, people did not understand me. I guess whoever lives in an area can say that others have an accent, whereas wherever else I have lived my mid-Atlantic way of speech, (so I am told that … Continue reading

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Like? Not Likely

THIS WEEK: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? I haven’t had a prospective publisher ask me that yet, but when I was hoping to … Continue reading

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Anybody Home?

Here I am, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.A., and without one idea for a post. I was caught off-guard all week for various reasons. Firstly, Son #1 and The Granddaughters (teens) all coming, Secondly, Son and Granddaughter #2 coming, … Continue reading

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An Absolute Favorite Book of Mine

When we discussed books that were introduced to because of our children and grandchildren, I had more than enough to mention, so I omitted one.Actually, I found it by myself because it had the seal of the Newberry Award on … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Robert Coburn

Facebook Friend, Robert Coburn, is here for a guest post, forgoing a Q&A for a narrative. Let’s hear about his life directly from the man: I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Shortly after graduating from high school, I … Continue reading

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