Knock-Knock … It’s Jolly Monday!!!

Jill writes a take-no-prisoners political blog while managing to combine some humorous and whimsical episodes out of Life. This is a fine example. Visit this site and start your weeks off with a smile.(and a chuckle or two)

Filosofa's Word

Welcome Friends!!!  I feel like it’s been more than a week since we had our last Jolly Monday … I’ve missed you all!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, that everybody is well and happy, and ready to face a new week! I would like to pull a Rip van Winkle and sleep until about January, for the expensive time of year is coming up.  Daughter Chris’ birthday is the 26th, Miss Goose’s birthday is November 28th, and then, of course, there is Christmas.  I tried to convince the girls to have birthdays one year, and Christmas the next … y’know, just alternate and save a bundle.  Do you think they bought into that?  Noooooo… sigh.  Anyway, in the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “I won’t worry about that today, I’ll worry about it tomorrow.”  So for today, let us grab a cup of…

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The Power of Influence

Lyrical and eloquent antidote to the negative and the spite we see too much of

The PBS Blog

I was browsing my archives and thought it was interesting that I came upon this post I wrote on the same day it was published two years ago, August 10, 2015.  I don’t believe in coincidences so I am re-posting this for whoever needs to read it. It is, after all, Throwback Thursday.

What if I told you that inventions were built on your smile? If I told you, that babies were made from your good morning? That because of you someone glided their way home today. Kissed sunshine into the arms of a loved one or sat down to give birth to their first poem. Trembling and afraid, they are virgin to this moment. Nothing to warn them of the Sanchez in their blood or the Maya on their skin but here they are because you loved them. What if I told you that inside the creases of your…

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New Feature: Writer Rants (with host Dan Alatorre)

Here is a gentleman who truly believes in writing and writers.
You can learn a great deal on this blog folks

Dan Alatorre

I’m gonna start doing a series of 3 MINUTE VIDEOS discussing writer topics you guys struggle with – and explaining mysolutions to common writerly problems.

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Dialogue, pacing, marketing – you name it, we’ll attack it here.


To launch the series, I did a longer than 3 minute interview with my friend Lucy Brazier, author of the PorterGirl series.

It’s about 20 minutes. Considerably longer than the 3 minutes the show will be from now on. But it’s a launch. That’s gonna happen here and there.

So here’s the LINK to HER site, where the video currently resides.

And starting soon we’ll have  weekly segment of 3 minutes by me (and occasionally with one of our writer friends, too.)

Enjoy, and be sure to comment below and tell me what topics you’d like me to tackle in upcoming rants! 

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