WATWB for September

Just a week late for the last Friday of September, but here’s some good news for those who follow the We Are the World Blogfest.  From Goodnet.org comes this story of canine lifeguards. Yes, they rescue people in the water–off the coast of Italy. The canine lifeguards assisted in rescuing a group of 14 people […]

That Song Stuck in His Head

A bit of humor to get through the end of the week.    “I’ve got this song stuck in my head. I can’t get it out,” he said. “I know. I can hear you subvocalizing it. But it’s one you like, isn’t it?” She said. “Yes, but I don’t want to be replaying it while […]

July 2021 WATWB–Making Others Happy Makes You Happy

I’ve been a member of the SGI-USA lay Buddhist organization for 44 years. The August discussion topic in the group is “Practicing for oneself and for others.” It’s an  integral part of being a Bodhisattva—the stepping stone to Buddhahood. As it happens, an example taken from the Greater Good Magazine works well for the July WATWB […]

Another Mashup, Jill Meets Sam–Sort of

Where have I been? Another story, another time. Back now–on a more regular basis. Let’s get colorful. We will do more mashups as often as we can. This time it’s Waiting for Westmoreland (WFW) and The Vacation of My Life. The tenth anniversary edition of WFW, a memoir of a 20th century Candide, came out […]

May WATWB–Hero Rat Retires

Late again, but here’s an interesting good news story with a twist–not a person but a rat doing good things, with the aid of human handlers. As most of you know, with all the conflicts around the world over the last century, a dangerous thing left behind is land mines. In this case, it’s Cambodia […]

WATWB for April

Three days past Friday, April 30th, but better late than never. The last Friday of the month is when these good and nonpolitical news posts are supposed to appear on the blogs of those who participate in the We Are the World Blogfest. A different sort of good news—about one aspect of living in small […]

Whatever Happened to That Coming Book?

Huh! What coming book? Here’s the promo from Eagle Peak Annual. A multi-genre collection of fiction from flash through micro and short. Verse. Non-fiction observations and more. Just the thing for a quick read–or a longer one when you have time. Alas, it’s STILL a work in progress. Everyone knows stuff happens. It keeps happening, […]

Reblog: March Book Reviews from Myths of the Mirror

Some wonderful, solid reviews from a great writer. March Book Reviews Happy April! Time for some reading! I’m planning to take some time away from the blog to finish up my WIP and spring clean my house. Yeesh. I need a band of house spirits to help with that second task. One of the challenges […]

Another Heroic Rescue Dog for WATWB

The last Friday of each month, a bunch of bloggers post good news happening somewhere in the world. It’s called the We Are the World Blogfest. This time it’s about a dog who ran in front of a delivery truck (and successfully stopped it) when her person suffered a seizure. There’s not much more to […]

A Poesy Post

Yes, “poesy” is an archaic term for poetry. Apropos of a writing prompt. A challenge to use some words from an “endangered” list of our own choosing. Not all the ones I came up with are necessarily that uncommon. But most are ones you won’t run across frequently. Here they are followed by the poetry. […]