An Impossible Agenda

It’s not impossible, just challenging—getting that second short story collection out in December. Especially when there’s much still to be written!!!!! Here’s a tiny tidbit on a short piece—The Cytherians. It’s not done yet. “Thar, is that you?” Drax asked uncertainly, gazing at his own reflection. “It’s Drax.” “Why yes, Drax,” Thar chuckled, offering his […]

Wild Things Are Among Us

Bobcats, Snakes and Spiders They were here before us and live here still. The cats, reptiles and arachnids mind their business and we mind ours. There are others too–the roadrunners, the quail, the elk and the deer–to mention just a few. The spiders have been with us all along–the occasional tarantula climbing the stucco-covered walls […]

#WATWB–Foster Otter Moms

It’s that time again–the end of the month when we celebrate good news via the We Are the World Blogfest. This one’s a little different inasmuch as it’s otters doing the good deeds, albeit with the aid of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Rosa and Selka get lots of attention in their starring roles at the public […]

Back from hiatus

It’s been TOO long! Been busy getting together the first Eagle Peak Annual–formerly a quarterly that last saw the light of monitors, tablets and phone screens in May of 2018. Eagle Peak Annual went live September 20! Read it here Here’s a taste of one of the six articles (most are very long) The Third Age–Living […]

#WATWB August 2019–The Carter Center Liberia’s Mental Health Program

Liberia’s Growing Mental Health Workforce Gives Greater Access for Youth and Young Adults Seeking Care A news release  from The Carter Center reports: Eighteen clinicians specializing in child and adolescent mental health graduated today at the Deana Kay Isaacson School of Midwifery in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County in southeastern Liberia. The class training was developed […]

#WATWB Solar Cooking–Reducing Carbon Footprints

Many challenges in July–continuing into August. Yet here we are with a good news post. A reference to the source of this post is included in a feature on the world’s climate crisis in the delayed first edition of the Eagle Peak Annual. (Formerly a Quarterly) The point for this inclusion is the fact that […]

#WATWB June 2019

Didn’t get the reminder this month, but here’s something for the We Are the World Blogfest–that monthly message of  good news. No politics, no crime, no pessimism–just people doing things to make others happier or healthier. Or making the world a better place. Here’s a new one on me, culinary arts therapy. I’ll have to […]

#WATWB Aiding Disabled Pets

Because I once or twice contributed to a Go Fund Me campaign, I occasionally get announcements of success stories. This is one of them that fits nicely within the monthly WATWB post. Gunnar was hit by a truck on February 16th of 2014. . . On that cold winter day in a rural Wisconsin vet […]

The Hidden Spoon

Another one of those phrases that originated from my real home life generated this snippet. Looks like something that could be a short story in the third collection (a few years out; mysteries) after editing and development.  Alice had hidden the spoon as she always did. Her special spoon. Only she could use it. For […]

Spring Soon Becomes Summer and WATWB for April

A twofer–#WATWB and Spring “Care granted to the sick, welcome offered to the banished, forgiveness itself are worth nothing without a smile enlightening the deed.” So says Antoine de Saint-Exupery in Letter to a Hostage. Maria Popova has a wonderful piece about the short-lived author (1900-1944) of The Little Prince in her Brain Pickings site. While a […]