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. […]

A New Review of Waiting for Westmoreland

It’s always nice to get a good review! This is one from December, 2020. I knew to look for it after Amazon sent me notification of forthcoming revenue. Here’s what D.W. Peach had to say in her four-star review. John Maberry’s memoir tracks his life from his childhood in a struggling family through his disillusionment […]

#WATWB January 2021

It’s the last Friday of the month. “In Darkness, Be Light.” A different sort of good news—for America and derivatively the world. The US narrowly avoided the loss of its 240-year-old democracy at the instigation of an aspiring autocrat. On January sixth, thousands of insurrectionists attacked the nation’s capitol. Their purpose was to deny the […]

Early #WATWB Heroes

A little early for We Are the World Blogfest but the story was on CNN yesterday It started with a what a drive-thru customer observed a customer in front of her do. The driver threw his drink through the window at the server. Apparently, according to the story on CNN, the guy didn’t want ice […]

#WATWB for November 2020

TWO items for this month’s We Are the World Blogfest.   First:  all those people who have volunteered for COVID vaccine trials! Secondly, the folks at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. They came up with this overpass–for wildlife, to protect them and drivers on an interstate from deadly collisions. It’s working very well, considerably […]