Supportive Bloggers, 1st poem

Didi Oviatt, a beautiful person, a very special blogger, a very talented writer, and poet, did something so special for her blogger friends and who knows you could be in her next poem. I will certainly cherish this lovely poem by Didi Oviatt. K D 🙂

Didi Oviatt

Blogging is a fickle thing,

It makes you laugh, it makes you think.

There are some that I follow who shine above,

So now it’s time to return the love.

James J Cudney you’re at the top of my list,

I don’t have a single post that you’ve missed.

With enough awards and tags to make a weak blogger bow,

You could say I’m a big fan of ‘This Is My Truth Now.’

Kim could be the kindest blogger I know,

Great things are coming your way if its true, you reap what you sow.

You’re bookish intelligent, and WordPress you’ve shook,

One of my most loved reviewers is By Hook Or By Book.

Felicia Denise you’re so on the ball,

From writing to romance, you deliver it all.

Your site is professional with a beautiful face,

I cherish every like and comment from Nessie’s Place.

Karen is sweet and that’s not…

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Quotations on Thinking (Revisited)

Wonderful Quotes! Especially from our own Professor French!

charles french words reading and writing



“The unexamined life is not worth living.”




“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

                                                                              Albert Einstein



“Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. It sees man, a feeble speck, surrounded by unfathomable depths of silence; yet it bears itself proudly, as unmoved as if it were lord of the universe. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man”

                           (Russell, Bertrand. Why Men Fight 178-9).


“All good writing is inherently subversive.”

                                                                          Charles F. French

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The Girl in Black

The Girl in Black” by Kathy Lauren Miller, is a hauntingly taut murder mystery as well as an awesome page-turner! The mystery begins with high school senior, Kate Mckenna who happens to live in an old Victorian manor that is also the Mckenna Memorial Funeral Home. Her father, Dr. Brendan Mckenna, happens to be the county’s Chief Medical Examiner.  Shy Kate, whose social life as always been nearly non-existent until she is thrust into the limelight when the promiscuous prom queen, Ashley, is found tortured and murdered.

Accusations run rampant in Kate’s High School concerning several male students that were involved with Ashley.  To make matters worse, Ashley’s remains now reside at the funeral home where Kate lives. Kate and her best friend Cooper, a computer nerd, and Kate’s unattainable heartthrob, handsome Shane, all become involved in Ashley’s murder.  Suddenly, Kate finds herself in the cross hairs of the sadistic killer and the vengeful ghost of Ashley, the murdered prom queen. What happens next is beyond Kate’s worse nightmare.  The Girl in Black is a fascinating and terrifying murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend this book.




17 Secrets Only Book Lovers Are In On

What a wonderful way to promote falling in love with reading books and I love all the 17! Thank you! K D 🙂

Capital Nerd

Are books your therapy? Do you prioritize reading over sleep? If so, you’re a true book lover, and you can likely relate to these literary truths. Here are 17 things that only book lovers will understand.

1. A good book is worth losing sleep over.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

2. And they always get good when you need to be somewhere.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

3. In the eBooks vs. paper books debate, eBooks are winning.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

4. But nothing beats the feeling of holding a good old-fashioned book.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

5. That’s because books are cheaper than therapy.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

6. Books make you happy…

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

7. … and give you a good excuse to cry…

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

8. … and to explore your soul.

17 Things Book Lovers Know for Sure

9. Another thing books save money on: plane tickets.

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10. Because books let you daydream from home.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

11. That makes them the perfect form of procrastination.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

12. And one of the few forms of procrastination that will make you smarter.

17 Things Book Lovers Knows for Sure

13. Books are also a…

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Professor Charles French nominated me for The Unique Blogger Award and I am honored by this recognition. Thank you Dr. French.


  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  • Ask them three questions.


1.) What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging?

I love connecting with others that love writing, reading, and to learn from them how to be a better writer and the joy of connecting with like minded, talented people.

2.) Describe your ideal three-course meal? 

A large salad with grapes, avocado, mixed greens, fresh mixed vegetables with a butter sauce, and shrimp, scallops, and lobster, stir-fried with tomatoes, onions, bell pepper.

3.)  Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters? (Or if you already have children, did you gave them names after fictional characters?) 

No, I haven’t, and I probably wouldn’t.





(1)  If you could have written a famous book by a famous author, what book would that be?



A very special thank you to:


Of Dreams & Ghosts

Richard M. Ankers, a prolific writer, wrote this beautiful and beautifully written work. I felt mesmerized and drawn into the other worldly aspect of a ghostly spirit, billowing night clouds, and a drifting moon that somehow wakes one in the middle of the night.

Richard M. Ankers - Author

Author’s Note: I wrote this immediately after reading a post by my good pal the wonderful Sue Vincent and her struggles with sleep. I hope you enjoy it.


When one is small, the night terrors seem all the more fearsome, bigger, unavoidable. The act of sleeping becomes a nightmare that one will do anything to avoid. Anything!

The beauty of youth lies in the length of the days and the innocent belief they will never end. The sun will rise to hang in the sky seconds dragging to minute, minutes to hours. Years never enter the equation. This is the way of things. The moon, however, is a fleeting visitor. This changes with time.

As an adult, the days shorten and nights increase. The inevitable slide toward death sees the daylight hours hurtle by at a rate of knots, the nights drawing out in their passage to one continuous…

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New Life.

Lisa Lancaster write’s great fan fiction and flash fiction. Her writing is always rich with humor, tongue and cheek, and includes hysterical takes on everyday things, especially when one reads between the lines. K D 🙂

L. A. Lancaster

She stood on the platform with her suitcase. This was going to be a new beginning, she thought as she shoved her hands deep into her coat pockets. The heavy thing was a gift from her last boyfriend, the one she had just left sleeping in bed.

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