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Month: December 2020

Keto For Life

What on Earth Happened?
I went to school in the late fifties and sixties, and like the typical school kid, our lunch consisted of tuna fish, peanut butter, or bologna sandwiches on white Wonder Bread.

The Recipe for Writing 2021

It’s that time of the year when writers/authors begin to fret. “I want to write. It’s in me. I’ve got to get it out. What can I do? How do I do it?”
Read on…

Seasonal Stories

Christmas is a time for stories. Corny, inspiring, educational or just sentimental, seasonal tales are usually all about the three big ones: Conflict, Interaction, and Resolution (usually positive and often satisfying).

Staring Down Kismet

Kismet, that karma, predestination, etc. etc., out of the blue thing that happens when you least expect it, thing.

I was reading a piece by a friend about kismet the other day and thought, “My life has experienced a lot of kismet.” Opportunities open up. Wishes come true. Good things happen.

Try Proofreading ‘Hanukkah’

There are no fewer than 16 different ways to spell ‘Hanukkah’. ‘Hanukkah’ is the choice of the Library of Congress. That spelling gets the most hits on Google. JewishWeek agrees with Time that ‘Hanukkah’ is the best option. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 24 different spellings.

The Barnes & Noble “Local Author Policy”

If your name is James Patterson (best-selling author), it’s easy to get your book piled up on the feature table at the front of any Barnes & Noble store in the country. But if you are Shirley Smith (unknown Indie self-published author), it’s not as simple.

Boomerang

By Paul Bourassa

I, for one, am pleased to be associated with any group that has the name “baby” in it. Even if it is the Baby Boom. Just think of those poor X-Gen’ers. It already sounds like they’re goners.

Promise of the Road

By Jacklyn Landis

Pauline felt terrible guilt pains when she climbed the windmill tower —as Mama and Daddy had strictly forbidden it. She prayed about the temptation to no avail, knowing full well that it was a devious sin of the worst kind.

The Miracle of Chanukah

When we, as present-day inhabitants of Planet Earth think of miracles, our thoughts turn to religious stories. These narratives have been passed down through the generations.

In many instances, different peoples, believing in various modes of spirituality, have been saved through divine intervention. Such is the case of the Jewish people.

Plunder: A Brett Carson Thriller

By Keith Wilson

Undaunted by a severe winter storm that paralyzed the Windy City with blowing and drifting snow,  more than two thousand people crowded into Saint Peter’s cathedral on Washington Street at midnight to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. Soft candlelight illuminated frozen snow veneers on the window panes; branches of pine wrapped with red ribbon wound around marble columns that rose majestically toward the vaulted ceiling.

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