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Editor's Corner

By Mary E. Adair

November 2010

Every word was once a poem. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Love that thought of Emerson's, but have certain doubts as to the veracity. Lots of words, likely unpoetic, probably flew tonite into the air above Arlington's Ranger field as the San Francisco Giants took home the World Series trophy. Although it was the first time for them to do so since 1954, there were few moments when they didn't outplay the Rangers. All the young players for both teams have mighty futures ahead of them.

Sports have definitely distracted your editor this past month, and this issue of the ezine will come out a bit tardy. When it is released, you readers have many treats in store, among them the on-going tale from Mark Crocker with Part One of Chapter Five of Rabbo Tales.

Our outstanding article this issue, written by Leo C. Helmer with the permission of the featured personality, belongs in Helmer's historical Country Music category telling about the career of "Bill Anderson," 'Whisperin' Bill.

Bruce Clifford's poetry sings to us in "She Told Me," "Then It Goes Dark," "It's Greek To Me," "Fork In The Road," and "What is She Doing with Him?" Your editor put on her rhyming hat and submitted "Need Coffee," and MJMansfield, aka FireEagle to his chat friends, adds two of his poems, "Spider" and "I Was Thinking."

LC Van Savage who has a book of poetry published sent one of her verses for us to show, "Life Is---." John I. Blair's poems for November are "Center," "How Soon I'll Forget," "Like A Tortoise," "Loving," "On Equal Ground," and "Pillbug."

"Always Looking - Genealogy Wars" is John I. Blair's column; "Angel Whispers" written by Boston area's Peg Jones, has inspirational thoughts. "Consider This" belongs to LC Van Savage; "Cookin' With Leo" comes from Leo C. Helmer; "Thinking Out Loud" lets Gerard Meister share some humor.

With "Introspective" from Thomas F. O'Neill now located in China, and Mattie Lennon of Dublin, Ireland, doing the "Irish Eyes" column, we add an international flavour.

This issue appears in the ezine at www.pencilstubs.com and also in the blog www.pencilstubs.net with the capability of adding comments at the latter. We invite you to become a fan of our publication at FaceBook.

See you in December!


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