A beautifully written story of a ship that actually had a heart and a soul.
Credit: Unknown photographer. This haunting photo is very similar the way the old battleship appeared to me as a child.
I have a vivid memory of myself as a mosquito-bitten, golden-tanned and skinny little girl of seven and eight years old happily playing and exploring on the the tidal flats of East Brewster, along Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts, where my parents had rented a vacation beach cottage for two weeks during two consecutive summers in the late 1960s.
The sandbars and network of warm tidal pools and rivulets left behind by the retreating tide stretched far, far into the distance–so far that the deeper water where the sand was never exposed was only a thin royal blue line against the horizon and sometimes was not visible at all (I read recently that the Brewster tidal flats actually can extend up to two miles at low tide).
I played out…
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Greetings! I want to now talk to You about stepping outside of the illusion. Yes, it’s true. We are surrounded by illusion. When we watch television, read magazines, and follow celebrities, we are constantly reminded of our imperfections. We are constantly told that we aren’t pretty, handsome, loved, skinny, or rich enough. The mainstream media was designed to arouse emotions and cause conflict within yourself. Why? Because if they arouse your insecurities, they will be able to sell you products way easier! So, they have to dig out your insecurities, or create new ones for you to fall victim to. They will drag you into thire world of Illusion where they tell you that you have to “fit in”! If you don’t, you’ll be the reject of society. They’ll say, ” Haven’t you heard? Everyone that is successful and loved is skinny, perfectly curvy, and have perfect hair, skin and…
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More great news. ☺☺☺
Delighted to welcome Debby Gies, author D.G. Kaye with another link from her archives.
And if you would like to participate in this series you can find out how at the end of the posts.
7 Tips on How to Sleuth out Email Solicitor Requests by D.G. Kaye
I’ve noticed in these past 6 months as I began my author guest post series and after being invited to other writer’s blogs to guest appear that my website had garnered a lot more attention. This has been great, but like everything else in this world of technology, when more people become aware of our blogs, we also tend to attract more attention from spammers and/or people requesting to be on our blogs.
In the past few months I’ve been receiving at least 5 emails a week from people I’ve never heard of, but claim, ‘they love my website” and would…
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Talk about scary, this will do it.
The shadow hounded me Halloween day
It took not shape, nor any form,
No, it hovers just beyond my view
Each click, each lamp,
Do I deserve this dreaded fate?
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All beautiful, but I absolutely love, love, love the Humming Birds.
The Magical Town of Crickadoon, Janet Weight Reed
Friday, September 22, 2017
Today I’m excited (oh, let’s be honest — I’m positively giddy) to collaborate with and feature one of my blogging she-roes. Please welcome artist Janet Weight Reed. Her love of color and sense of whimsy equals my own. Janet’s talent and imagination leaves mine sitting in the dust. There are surely faeries in her magical town of Crickadoon.
Some of her magical hummingbirds have made their way to Thistledown for this episode. (This post shows a beautiful collection of Janet’s hummingbirds click here. If you want some of your very own, click here for her Zazzle store.)
Fallow Blackmoon, a faery from the colorless world (or the scary faery-verse), made an entrance that was hard to follow. My pantser pants were not flying me anywhere — by the seat or otherwise. Then…
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I am humbly honored. ☺☺
Greetings! Today’s recommendation is The Writers Desk! From:
I like her blog because she has multiple short stories that I enjoy! If you like suspension and mystery, you don’t want to miss out on these good reads. Her stories are the kind that inspire you to grab a beverage, and snuggle up and read! She also has post about herself too, so you can learn more about her. But, wait, that’s not all! Her blog gets even better; she also does a lot of reblogs! She provides a directory of other blog posts you might enjoy! So hurry and stop on by, you have a lot of stories to catch up on! 😀
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An excellent read!
There I was, listening to the best children’s book authors and illustrators at the Eric Carle Museum of picture Book Art, talking about what inspired them. I couldn’t write fast enough (yes, I took a flurry of notes) or listen hard enough. I strained my ears so I wouldn’t miss a word. And, there were so many words and ideas spoken. I wonder if the artists realize that while they shared their stories of inspiration, they were also inspiring their audience. Me!
When I read a book aloud, I tell children in my class, “The words go into your ears, then into your brain and straight to your heart.” Now, the tables were turned; I was the listener and that’s exactly what happened to me. Here are some of those words:
“When I was a Cub Scout, the King Tut exhibit was at a museum…
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