Tips For Life After Being Featured

When I opened my inbox that morning my eyes were still relatively fuzzy and trying hard to focus on the words I saw before me. I was to be featured. ME. My chest tightened, my stomach did flip flops, and overwhelmed with excitement and terror I began laughing out loud, uncontrollably, until I could no longer catch my breath. It was one of those moments I will never forget....more
I love your description of how you felt when you opened that email, and the realisation that YOU ...more

Friendly Food Blog Hop - May

I love to discover new food blogs....more

Poem: 'Neath Heaven's Gaze

I've struggled with April's NaBloPoMo Poetry topic of the month; as I've stated, an on-demand poet, I am not.  But the month is almost over, so here's one I wrote back in 1999 in honor of our little nephew who died just days before his fourth birthday.  For little Casey Edward Harrison, July 13, 1995 - July 11, 1999:Our little angel sleeps tonight;'Neath Heaven's gaze, his star shines bright.His mother's arms held him dear,His brother whispered in his ear,...more

The Business of Blogging: Why Do You Blog?

We now know and are very sure that combining in person relationship building with web, online and social media relationship building is the best way to secure your reputation, authority and reach. Blending the two worlds we now live, work and play in is not only essential but just plain smart. ...more
 @Deborah Shane Thanks all, for the suggestions! We'll be adding some more info about our ...more

My 90th Birthday Party

My 90th birthday was coming up in a month......and no one had mentioned doing anything to celebrate, so I decided to give myself a birthday party.  Nothing big, mind you, just a couple of old friends…at my age there aren’t many of us left…..and a couple of younger friends who had been good to me over the years....more
 @Grace Kull I am looking forward to celebrating my mother's 90th birthday party next April  ...more

Barbara Rogenmoser Self Publishes Her First Children's Book + More

Barbara Rogenmoser from A Day in the Life of a Mom self published her first children's book,"Rose's Jungle". It is currently for sale online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris. It's also being sold in a local shop where they hosted a book signing for her. ...more

Plastic Moons

Windy thoughts and plastic moonsBroken promises and a letter of doomSunsets fall and rainy heartsStorms rush in and we departSwept away upon a cloudThundered anger very loudStars awash and clear the skyTime keeps on passing bySlowly my heart starts to mendWhen he comes storming in...more

One Hubby Down

The Hubby is down and out with his back.  He was washing his truck last week and something just went.  He's in such pain and is moving very slow and crooked!  The doctor is ordering up an MRI which the insurance company, LAST time, would not approve.  This time it is essential to make sure he has not herniated a disc.  He never does not exercise and it has been over a week of him not being able to hardly lift a book.  I hate seeing him in such pain and crookedness.  I certainly hope the doc calls with an appointment soon....more

The Walt Whitman Souvenir Spoon

There are several spoons for Longfellow; how about Whitman?...more

11 Tips to prevent email hackers

Everyday in the world, email owners and Facebook socialites have been hacked…  It happens even to good people ‘like me’ and, trust me, it’s not a good place to be.  I learnt my lesson in the hard way, I was using the same usernames or passwords everywhere, because I’m a bit lazy and because it was easier, I thought who cares about my little person hidden behind my computer? How wrong I was!...more