Mary E. Adair
Just when you think things are getting dull along comes November and the beginning of the Holidays! Whatever your plans for this year, the warm weather we've had has certainly kept us lulled into thinking it wasn't necessary to begin settling down to the details. What, When, Where, Who, and of course the Why for your plans is important.
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now that might work for practically all of us! When we start the new day (daily) we can strive for a better ending, or we can continue to drift along with all sort of the aforementioned "nonsense." Which would you prefer?
One thing to add to what your day holds is the reading of this month's various forms of literary endeavors. Our authors are off and running for the winter days, slinging their verbs and nouns and participle phrases left and right, and managing to turn out some dandy columns, poetry, and articles.
LC Van Savage is in the beginning throes of a new project she's chosen to reveal in "Consider This." Congratulations, LC. Sounds like what you've always wanted.
Leo C. Helmer aka leocthasme offers us his column, "Cookin' With Leo;" his "Great Jobs chapter 12 - On To The South Pacific;" and another segment of Historical Western Swing lauding Texas Jim Lewis this issue.
Dave Francis discusses some good ways to check out the rumors about new software applications, and just how to go about it - see "Dave's Here."
Eric Shackle entertains us with both article "3D Artist Amazes Londoners" and his "Eric Shackle Column." Eric's discussions are always informative so you learn some less known facts.
Thomas O'Neill with his altruistic take on the world seems to find the most blessed characters in his tales for "Introspective." This month we find him at "Guiseppe's Barbershop."
Mattie Lennon, with a brand new mailing addy, leads us into the primary topic of conversation in Ireland, and why not?
Gerard Meister faces the truth about his technical prowess, but you will have to read "Thinking Out Loud" to hear this one.
John I. Blair steps to the plate with the following: "Green Tomato Relish," "Hey, It's Still Me," "Taking Grandpa for A Walk," "The Trainer," "Tuxedo Georgie," and "Willow Whistle."
Bruce Clifford also has six poems beginning with "Cosmic Dance." Rounding out his set of poetry is "Do Not Freak Out," "Ecletic Eyes," "Method to The Madness," "Tell Me," and "Show Me A Sign Tonight."
We welcome a new poet, Francis Masat, who has an eye for beauty and the talent to allow sharing that perspective. Five poems by Masat appear here for November: "Champions!!" "Emptiness too Filled" "Quest" "Sun Spots" and "White Rocks."
Thought you might enjoy this photo of Fran Masat doing what he loves to do when he's not writing poetry. He's very active in wildlife rescue work, and (at bottom of this page) there he is, releasing some rehabilitated pelicans. He's pretty easy to pick out of the group of volunteers, as you'll see.
This column is pretty well rounded out too. So, hope to see you in December!
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