Mary E. Adair
"The month of August had turned into a griddle
where the days just lay there and sizzled."
Sue Monk Kidd
August is when kids begin to either dread or welcome the beginning of school days again, depending upon their own level of desired participation. For adults the month brings an emphasis on professional Sports, also depending upon personal likes and dislikes. For your editor, it is Hurray! Football!
Bud Lemire's poems for this issue are "Don't Get Caught Up in The Fog," "I'm A Private Man," and "One Journey Ends." Walt Perryman, who does 'Cowboy Poetry' at Luckenbach, sent these poems "Marley," "Not Just Cowboys," and "More Thought about Clotheslines."
John I. Blair submitted "Life Cycle" for August, and yours truly also showed one poem, "My Own Boss." Bruce Clifford, added these two poems "It's About Time" and "Anywhere I Go."
Our columnnists Include a rare and highly appreciated visit by Dayvid Clarkson (Reflections of the Day) for this issue. Others include Mattie Lennon (Irish Eyes) with some literary updates despite Listowel's closure because of Covid this year, and adds a link to one of his compositions. Marilyn Carnell (Sifoddling Along) discloses some stories about Jail and shows an example of what was once considered a very modern such structure in Missouri. Thomas O'Neill (Introspective) admits that his life in China has been a personally rewarding experience and speaks of how the people are keeping traditions respected while embracing new knowledge.
Rod Cohenour (Cooking with Rod) whets our appetite with the recipe originally concocted by his wife for Italian Stuffed Peppers. Judith Kroll (On Trek) shares a personal brush with death titled "You Have 2 Months to Live." Melinda Cohenour (Armchair Genealogy) delights in giving technical info in using Ancestry's new tools to locate long lost cousins.
Pauline Evanosky (Woo Woo) now un-masked, discusses thoughts that have surfaced while writing her book on Channeling. John I. Blair (View from My Back Yard) sent along some gorgeous pics of the subject of his column -- the Turks Cap.
We will see you in September!
Mike Craner, bless him, both he and wife Susie are dear friends, and he is the key to this eZine being online. Thanks, Mike!
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