The Novice Ghost Hunter By: Martin J. Best It is often said that we all have a specific purpose in life. Something which we were simply “born to do”. Unfortunately, many people never actually figure out what that “purpose” actually is. Whether it is due to societal pressures, life circumstances, or even an ingrained lack of self-confidence, many individuals sadly miss their calling. At the same time however, certain people will fight through whatever may come their way to achieve their true destiny. Displaying courage and fortitude to overcome the many obstacles which will inevitably stand in their...Read More
Month: December 2018
Author Spotlight Nina Romano 1. What inspired you to write The Secret Language of Women? As a little girl I heard my Grandpa talk about China and how exotic it was. I saw a handsome picture of him in his sailor’s uniform. Since then, I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, especially China, and I’m blessed because I’ve been to visit there several times. When I began writing fiction, I wanted to set a novel in China during the Boxer Rebellion, the war my grandfather fought in as a sailor in the Italian Navy. I have the gift of...Read More
Personal Mask of a Stroke Survivor By; Anna Casamento Arrigo Sometimes, I think, I’m clear in my explanation of what is going on in my head, how I feel, the struggles I’m facing, and the myriad emotions that, often, run amuck and find difficulty reeling them in. After my stroke, I found, for the most part, that I wasn’t the only one who had gone through changes (some visible, some not). It was a gradual realization, if indeed, I may call it that! As an impatient stroke survivor, I followed directions as best I could and met...Read More
Today I Am Grateful By: Kelley Kay Bowles Life’s been good to me so far is one of my favorite songs of all time. It was supposed to be our class song for my high school senior year—class of ’88 is great!—and unfortunately it got voted out. It still represents The Class of ’88 to me, though! Sometimes, though, I’ve been known to tweet ‘I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.’, and that’s the crux of today’s conundrum. Why can’t I just spend ALL MY TIME being grateful? My life is amazing, my family is completely stellar,...Read More
A Dress the Color of the Sky by Jennifer Irwin Published by Donkey Skin Productions on January 16, 2018 Genres: Fiction, Women Pages: 322 Goodreads For too many years, Prudence Aldrich has been numbing the pain in her life with random sexual encounters. Her marriage to cold, self-centered Nick is, not surprisingly, on the rocks. But after several dangerous experiences with strangers, Prudence finally realizes she needs therapy to stop her self-destructive behavior, and so she checks into the Serenity Hills rehab center. Prudence blames herself for her irresponsible behavior and is filled with self-loathing. She's convinced she is...Read More
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And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I did not…
If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …