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 […]

Twilight–a peak, a driftwood frame and memories

Another Zoom brunch and another photo prompt–no, we do word or phrase ones too. Here’s the photo. From Lake Tahoe, Eve says. She is the group organizer–also a poet, photographer vocalist and more.  From the image comes this poetic venture: Twilight deepens, a flash of light The camera captures a fleeting image Through the hastily […]

#watwb August 2020

There IS good news out there, you just have to look for it. It doesn’t sell newspapers (those that are still in print) or get clicks on the websites that are where readers eyes focus on today. Actually, the good can be found all around us–in our neighborhoods, stores and medical offices. Recently I have […]