Month: October 2017

Where did Halloween come from?

Halloween’s origin dates to The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in Ireland, United Kingdom, and France. Celts believed the boundary between worlds of the living and the dead became blurred the night before their New Year, which is… Read More

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Me and My Shadow

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara We had a respiratory illness go through our flock this summer.  Several of our chickens succumbed including one of my favorites – Millie, the D’Uccle. I was very sad. It happened the… Read More

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The Power of Words – Coupland

I agree with Douglas Coupland. Writers are word painters. Words are our supplies. As the artist uses his brush to bring color to the canvas, our words and word choices bring pictures to the reader’s mind.

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ABCs of Social Media Sharing for Writers

Authors want readers. Readers want to connect authors. FB, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, and other social media platforms can help. Trouble is using social media can also take time away from writing. But it doesn’t have to be. By… Read More

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ISO (In Search Of)

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Remember Kaboodle and Mrs. Howell? The two who share a roost.I’ve noticed recently that Kaboodle and Mrs. Howell are no longer roosting together at night. I wondered what happened. Even more important,… Read More

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Embracing Change: How a Breakup or Divorce Can Help You Create Positive Habits

A Guest blog by Brandon Butler Changing jobs, getting divorced, having a baby, and moving to a new city are all major life changes. Some are planned; others are not. While some are happy experiences, others aren’t. Regardless… Read More

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The Power of Words – Rumi

 

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German words in our English Language

My ancestry contains German DNA. That’s why I enjoyed this infographic by Jennifer Frost at GrammarCheck. Some of the words like daschshund, lager, and frankfurter I recognized. Others were a surprise. Check the list below and see how… Read More

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The Power of Words

Reading Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote, I was reminded of a school friend of mine named Phyllis. In junior high, I’d sometimes spend the night at Phyllis’ house. Every morning at breakfast, her father would share a word for the… Read More

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Writing as Architect or Gardener

George R. R. Martin writes fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I write women’s fiction and romance. Our genres are different, but our process to a finished book is much the same. I also start with a seed. There’s… Read More

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