Another brilliant poem, Danny. I am so proud of you. Amazingly multi-talented.
His books’ will keep you looking forward to the next one. Just a hop, skip and a click away. ☺☺
I am honored that Sally included me in her holiday books to read. I am humbled by her thoughtfulness and love. Thank you, Sally, your heart and soul bring tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart. ♥♥♥
Time for more authors from the Cafe and Bookstore who have amazing books that would make amazing Christmas gifts. Many authors write in series and the first author today does so in shades of Lavender Blue. As with most of the featured series, I am starting with book one… Purple (Lavender Blues: Three Shades of Love) by Leslie Tate
Lavender Blues: Three Shades of Love takes us deep into the lives of the Lavender family. The three books – ‘Purple’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Violet’ – explore free love, traditional courtship, open marriage and late-life romance.
Matthew Lavender, starting college in 1969, has embraced a student underworld of drugs, image and cooler than thou. But behind his wild and witty persona lies a shy, sensitive romantic – a ‘feeling type’ bullied at school and restricted by his parents – who knows absolutely nothing about sex.
As Matthew gets involved with…
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Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole. I thank whatever Gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody but unbowed. beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade, and yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
My youngest granddaughter (the one with the red hair in the photo) came bounding into my room to say hello. She is four years old and full of energy, and I mean full to the brim but she has a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the world. I had been having a tough day up to that point.
“Hi Nonni, I came to see you!” as she jumped up on my lap and gave me a kiss and a big hug. After she hugged and kissed me she looked at me and her little hand went immediately to my hair, which is red like hers. Of course, Maddie was born with that beautiful red hair, mine has been the same color red for over fifty years, but comes from a bottle. However, she doesn’t know that and proudly states that; “me and nonni have the same color hair, only us!!” To make a long story short, I tried to cut my own hair out of frustration and wound up butchering it. I went to my beautician and she had to cut it really short in order to make it look half-way decent. It was in a spike design and looked pretty good to me. I had a few days prior that were rough and was feeling down.
Maddie swished her hand across the top of my hair and said, ” Oh, nonni I love your hair it looks beautiful.” ” Thank you, sweetie”, was my reply, “I am so happy you like it”. With a big smile on her face and love in her eyes she answered, ” It’s so cute, you look just like a little boy!!!” All of my anxiety from the past few days just melted away in those few seconds. Joy filled my heart and laughter fill the air.
Grandchildren, pure joy ☺☺☺
Danny’s evoking post. Do take a peek and think about it. ☺☺
‘In the beginning was the word,’ or, if you are a believer of the big-bang theory, in the beginning, was a cosmic explosion from which we all originated.
However, before either of those two occurrences, there was something else in existence.
It was Time. Without there being Time, neither event could have happened. No word could have been written, spoken or thought, and no explosion taken place.
It was Time that introduced the solar system that we know, and it will be Time that will end it.
If you accept this premise then, to use a modern parlance, the rest of my discourse is a given!
Darwin argues that we evolved from a unicellular organism, an amoeba type creature, into what we are today. I personally disagree with that, but I will not discuss my beliefs here.
Suffice it to say that whether he is correct or Christianity is…
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A great party, Delicious food, and wonderful music.
The best part is I get to add more books to my kindle. ☺
Don’t miss Sally’s END OF SUMMER PARTY!!!
The End of Summer party starts later this morning, with three meals each with a table full of special guests, great food (even though I say so myself) and music chosen by some of the guests.
It is also an opportunity for you to pop in and mingle with the guests after their meal… stay with me here… I know it is virtual! And you can sign the visitors book before you leave with your name, a little about yourself, link to your blog (good idea to leave a link to your latest post) and to your Amazon author page.
And tomorrow I will be serving Sunday Lunch.
Each meal has several course, plenty to drink, great music and of course interesting guests.
This is your opportunity to meet new contacts, introduce your books to new readers and to hopefully have some fun as well.
Here is just one of…
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Today I visited a wonderful new shop.
I visited a wonderful shop today. The items will keep you clicking. Beautiful jewelry at very reasonable prices and gorgeous Uniquities. Visit, look around I am sure you will love it as much as I did.
You can take a look at the jewelry, and iniquities, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices.
Visit at; http://www.dewolfdesignden.com. I am sure you will find something you just have to have.
Sally hosts a great party, don’t miss it!!! I will be getting a treatment on one of those days but I am going to try really hard to at least pop in and say hello. Last year we all had a great time and I am sure this year will be the same. Thank you, Sally. ♥♥♥
You are invited to the End of Summer Partyon the weekend of August 25th and 26th to enjoy music, good food, witty conversation and an opportunity to plug your books and your blog.
Of course in this virtual world of ours music is great, and so is the wit, but the food is less fattening. It is a chance to mingle and make new contacts and learn more about your fellow bloggers which is always a good thing.
To enable you to do this, there will be four meals where you can be a guest over the two days.
Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.
I want to make this as easy as possible to accept this invitation so please just answer these three questions.
- Please give me the title of a piece of music that means a lot to you with a brief reason…
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