by Rev. Jim Riley The favorite Christmas song we sang in our fifth-grade music class in 1949 was “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” The song was brand new. All of us thought it was a lot of fun to sing. Our music teacher was a stylish young woman who loved to pound the songs out … Continue reading Hooray for Rudolph!
Month: November 2020
Episode 7: Bobbi Brandt & Kasey Rodriguez
"...these books really came together because we all come together as a family in the summer. We spend Weeks together in a very small house during the hottest months of the year. The kids go on a technology diet while they’re here so feelings can be difficult to navigate as they decompress and live offline."
She Named Me Wolf, Book One: The Many Lives of Wolf. In her book series, The Many Lives of Wolf, Tenkara pulls on her belief that we are all spiritual beings living a physical experience, learning all we can to reach new levels of enlightenment. Tenkara Smart graduated from San Diego State University with a … Continue reading Tenkara Smart
I Know What You Did Last Recess – Creator of the MyDogCantTalk Blog
Written by: Bobbi Brandt. Original illustrations by: Dani Jo Brandt, Demetri, Eisley, and Kaeden Rodriguez. Edited and Produced by Kasey Rodriguez. I am from Midwestern Wisconsin. I have 4 children. The oldest and youngest are separated by 23 years. This means, my oldest daughter has children the same age as her younger sister. we try … Continue reading I Know What You Did Last Recess – Creator of the MyDogCantTalk Blog
Under No Circumstances Should You Ever Agree To Go To ‘Christmas Land’
Tears pouring from my face, I ran and ran and ran. I could hear roaring behind me, a great bellow of fury at my escape. I didn’t stop, didn’t care that I couldn’t breathe, didn’t notice the burning in my throat as I inhaled ash and soot. The ground shook and fire blazed and hell was all around me.
Episode 6: Trana Mathews (Diane Hildebrandt)
Though I’m creative, with many things I’m more of a modifier than making something new. For example, I could never come up with a new crochet pattern, but I can change an existing one into something better.
Episode 5: Karen Janowsky
Author of Persistence of Memory: Book IV W.I.S.E Men (Four book series). Bobbi: I love the Poem you submitted to our Blog. Thank you for that. Things For Sale is a very evocative piece. Is this a real experience you had? Walking in the woods and stumbled upon this old building? Karen: Actually, it is! … Continue reading Episode 5: Karen Janowsky
The Christmas Ghost
Written by: Diane Hildebrandt Winter blanketed Northwest Indiana with snow before the holiday. An arctic blast of frigid weather arrived the day after Christmas. I rushed my children indoors, out of the 10 below air, when we reached home on December 27th. Locking the back door, I stretched my arm upstairs, reaching past Tessa to … Continue reading The Christmas Ghost
The Mathews Family, Mathews Family Saga Book 1
Trana Mathews Trana Mathews is a pen name; my name is Diane Hildebrandt. My love for books has been constant throughout my life, though my choice of literary genre often changed. I admit I am a confirmed "bookaholic". I adore big, thick books and love it whenever an author has worked magic so that I … Continue reading The Mathews Family, Mathews Family Saga Book 1
Things For Sale
written by: Karen Janowsky The warped plywood sign fades, draws attention away from itself in faded red, the dot and the line of the ‘i’ attached by a dribble of paint. The white clapboard shack is damp from a drenching rain followed by humidity so thick the mosquitoes hide, and paint peels and slides from … Continue reading Things For Sale