Mary E. Adair
“You are responsible for your actions, not your intentions.”
-Paulo Coelho; born August 24, 1947, author of "The Alchemist."
Since June is about the middle of the year and will be at its close, one can either look ahead or reflect on the past equally. One of the things that your editor hopes everyone is looking ahead to is reading more and writing more. As a 'supporting member' of Amazon dot com (they send books, your editor sends money) it was quite a treat to receive a one day free offer from one of my Face Book friends, Robert P. Sharpe, whose book "Joy Potential; Where You'd Least Expect To Find It" was a Kindle download.
Having never used Kindle, this writer was delighted to find it was also free to be used as "Cloud Kindle" on the computer. Promptly downloading both brought a delightful experience, with 138 pages in clear readable font, and a story line to hold your attention, Sharpe eased in some spiritual truths that are also highly practical. For anyone currently seeking employment, this book which is also available in hard cover from Amazon, will help you prepare yourself to be a more desirable employee, with the added bonus of becoming a nicer person.
Sharpe is the founder of BITEradio.me - Bringing Inspiration To Earth radio. Established in 2010, BITEradio.me was created to provide a source of positive programming designed to enlighten and entertain. A former corporate trainer, R.P. Sharpe has more than 25 years experience in the study of metaphysics and more than 10 years radio experience both broadcast and Internet-based.
Eric Shackle of Australia, writes about the shocking death of a British contest winner, in "Eggheads." Peg Jones ("Angel Whispers") invites readers to participate in some challenges that she and other spiritual authors are featuring on "Om Magazine." She also discusses Archangels Michael and Raphael in this months column.
Mattie Lennon in "Irish Eyes" gives some details from the Listowel 2013 event and shares a link to a site with tales of Irish history in the days of the Famine pot. Thomas F. O'Neill, of Suchou, China, gets into the nitty gritty of defense improvements in "Introspective."
Judy Kroll ("On Trek") encourages the practice of meditation. Michael John Fierro's column "By The Numbers" highlights the type information you can gain with numerology. John I. Blair's column "Always Looking-People Who Made A Difference VII" discloses some interesting facts about an early female entrepreneur, Lydia Estes Pinkham.
Martha A. Bradley's poems for June are Sunbeams, a picture presentation featuring photo by John P. Reilly, "Angel's Light" also with a pic by the same photographer John P. Reilly, and "Ocean's Magic." Joi Smith has one poem this issue which was inspired by a young artist who was so determined to create the perfect drawing was never able to complete it, "Dandelion Baby."
Bruce Clifford's poems for June are "Fork in The Road," "Inner Peace," "What is it Like," "Many Centuries," and "The Way Things Used to Be." The poem by Phillip Hennessy was written in response to my Face Book post remembering Leo for what would have been his 89th birthday, May 18, and celebrates the love we had that continues to bless every day, "I'll smile for You, today." Thank you, Phillipo.
The article by June Hogue tells how our Texas state flower, Bluebonnets, evokes her cherished memories. She includes a link to a presentation with gorgeous scenes taken during the comparatively short blooming season of Bluebonnets. (See bluebonnets picture of editor's oldest grandson Luke Wadford at bottom of this column.)
The new chapter in the adult fantasy with rabbits by Mark Crocker is "Rabbo II, Chapter 15-The game begins." Previous chapters of this tale can be accessed by clicking the author's name.
See you in July! Again, we thank our co-founder and webmaster Michael Cranner, for his continued support of our creative activities. Couldn't do this without you, Mike.
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Picture shows your editor's oldest grandson, Luke Wadford, relaxing in a bed of Bluebonnets.