Once Upon a Time….

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                    So often I hear people say, “oh, I can’t do that” and I say “ why not?” Believing in you and what you can be, what you can become, is totally dependent on believing you can. It really is that simple. You may not be …

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The Promise I walked alone through a forest of maples, birches, oaks, and pines, happy to listen to birds chirping, as they called to one another hoping for a mate. I marveled at the beauty of this spring day. Beneath my feet I felt the soft spongy layers of leaves becoming one with the earth. …

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                This is a reblog from February 28th, 2015 and it is something I wrote years ago, it is loosely based on a true story.  The Indian summer began like any other when I was twelve years old growing up in the small colonial era farming community of …

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“Entertaining humans for cheese is a bit daft really, but cheese is cheese!” Wise words from Sam: a smart, talented, handsome, and very entertaining Collie, who, in my opinion, is the spitting image of Lassie. Author, Sally Cronin writes through the eyes of her beloved Collie, Sam. It is a poignant, funny, and oh so …

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                    This mystical story is bound to capture your heart. Abigale Forester is only fourteen years old, recently orphaned, and has been sent to live with her Aunt Magnolia Forester, a woman she has never met, and is now her legal Guardian. Abigale was born with …

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                      A. M. Offenwanger has written a magical fantasy that is a delight to read. I know when a book is really good and that is when I can remember with clarity the characters and the story weeks later. This tells me that the characters …

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The beautiful words, That ring so true, Bring me but dark memories, From a time and a place, Best forgotten, Yet always, just beneath, The surface of a black night, Filled with anguish and loss, Of fear, trepidation, horror, Not of this world, Not now, I pray, but then it crawled Into being, by what …

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