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 […]

#WATWB October 2020–America Can Still Vote

What? Of course Americans can vote! Well, yes–but there is that pandemic. That justifiably worries many people about going to the polls, given the number of cases and deaths here in the US–more than anywhere else in the world! Most states in the US have expanded the opportunities for both absentee ballots (that go by […]

#40th Anniversary

A Toast to Ourselves–4o years this month. We had a very special trip planned.  Three countries separated by the North Atlantic. Then the pandemic came. As it happens, we weren’t in our 20s when we married, so we’re retired. For that reason, COVID-19 didn’t hit us as hard as others—for whom we have much sympathy. We […]

Deep, Down and Dirty Writing Secrets Wins Award

  We are all due congratulations and you are due a free download!   DD&D just won the prestigious 16th annual New Mexico/Arizona 2020 Book Awards for eBook nonfiction.   Download FREE on October 1st or 20th from Amazon.   A Treasure Trove of Writing Tips    From the Amazon blurb: Writing advice that gets […]