TTOT-20.10.16.

  1. Pumpkins. Carving is fun even for a non-sculptor but I also love trying new soups, cakes and other recipes with pumpkin this time of year.
  2. Successfully publishing of another anthology, What If?   This one for my long-time writing group of Ellie’s.
  3. Needing no air conditioning or heat in the house for a stretch of autumn.
  4. Friends and acquaintances staying healthy and safe from the coronavirus.
  5. For those working in services staying safe during this COVID 19 dangerous time.
  6. Federal Postal Service. Snail mail still brings me joyful pieces of mail.
  7.  Autumn leaves.
  8. To have the strength to NOT OWN a TV.
  9. To have the strength to ignore the daily news on line. It keeps me at peace.
  10. To accept things I cannot change instead of allowing them drive me crazy.

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POETRY CONNECTION-VIRTUAL EVENT-WHAT IT IS TO BE A WOMAN-READING

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This special meeting of the Poet’s Connection will be a poetry reading with contributors to Arlene Bice’s anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.”

PRESENTERS:

Carol Grever is a recognized poet and nonfiction author. Glimpses, her 2013 poetry collection, won the top Colorado Authors’ League prize. Her memoir, Turnings, won 2017 honors. As an authority on mixed-orientation marriage, she’s interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Early Show.

Barbara Burns, Ph.D. Psychologist, Writer, Educator, and amateur Naturalist, currently residing in North Carolina with her partner and cat.

Melanie Winter is Director of Marketing and Content Writer for WinternetWeb Technologies. She creates content for clients to promote marketing and branding in her web development business. Melanie writes for a blog and local community history project and publication.

Tammy Tillotson lives & writes in Chase City, Virginia. She has published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction online, in print, and in multiple anthologies. Her first chapbook of poems, Lady Fingers, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012.

Grace McCrowell is a long-standing, active member of the Southside Herbal Society and a serious birder. She is also a former teacher, retired librarian and a spiritual seeker. She is published in several anthologies.

A former Missourian raised with Midwestern sensibilities, good barbecue and the St. Louis Cardinals, Vicki Silverman resides in Los Angeles with her husband and loves having her children and grandchildren living nearby. She is the author of Questions on Topics That Matter, a teacher at heart and a poet who writes about people and life experiences, proudly avoiding any subjects relating to the trivial nuisances technology has unleashed on all of us today.

Arlene s bice is an author, speaker, educator, and editor. She hosts Poetry in Nature on selective Sundays,
is a member of TAF, IWWG and founding member of Warren Artists’ Market. She lives in South Hill, Virginia. She is also the editor and contributing author to What it is to be a Woman.

Lisa Tomey is a poet, author, podcaster, and editor. She has been a member of Living Poetry since 2012 and is currently one of the organizers. Her “baby” is Poet’s Connection which is a group to unite poets, develop skills, and to share poetry with others.

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SSS-FIELD

Ahhh, it’s the autumn time for me to yield

To my driveway which seems to be sealed

The rustle of leaves is the result I’ve reeled

The bamboo rake is the weapon I wield

To make a pathway stripped away, peeled

in a huge, colorful blanket-looking field.

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TTOT-20.10.09.

  1. Family trees. My ancestors fascinate me. They had such interesting lives that make good stories to write about.
  2. Puffy clouds on a summer-like day without the summer heat. They feed my imagination
  3. Centennial Park that makes a good, quiet place to walk every day.
  4. Memoirs written by everyday people who will probably never be famous yet they have great stories.
  5. Scarves. This is the time of year to start wearing scarves again. I love them and the various designs and colors and textures and the warmth they give.
  6. Journals. I feel fortunate to be able to select from a variety online. So much better than the limited designs offered in a store.
  7. Coming across an old book that was a favorite at one time, yet I had forgotten about it until purging my bookshelves to make room for new books recently read.
  8. Slender books of poetry. Somehow they are better than thick books of poetry.
  9. Writing groups. We feed each other thoughts and ideas in the best way, thru printed words.
  10.  Italian hot dogs, served on a torpedo roll with fried bell peppers and potatoes with mustard. At one time, long ago, from the Casino Restaurant in Chambersburg, Trenton, NJ.

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TTOT-20.10.02.

Ralph & Guy Halloween
  1. Fun memories of my kids’ childhood Halloweens.
  2.  For Soul Tones from Sinesmusic.com that start my day at the computer by listening to soothing, healing frequencies.  When I first began a couple years ago, my cat Lizzie’s health actually improved as my spirits lifted..
  3. Being able to express myself with the written word although inadequately sometimes.
  4. My dowsing crystal that guides me in making good decisions.
  5. Beautiful thoughts and words of others on Six Sentence Story posts.
  6. Frienships.
  7. My ereader and paperbound books. I love them both. They each have a place.
  8. Salmon cooked anyway or made into a salad..
  9. Seafood of all kinds.

Meditation, the word says volumes.

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TTOT-20.10.02.

Ralph & Guy on Halloween
  1. Fun memories of my kids’ childhood Halloweens.
  2.  For Soul Tones from Sinesmusic.com that start my day at the computer by listening to soothing, healing frequencies.  When I first began a couple years ago, my cat Lizzie’s health actually improved as my spirits lifted..
  3. Being able to express myself with the written word although inadequately sometimes.
  4. My dowsing crystal that guides me in making good decisions.
  5. Beautiful thoughts and words of others on Six Sentence Story posts.
  6. Frienships.
  7. My ereader and paperbound books. I love them both. They each have a place.
  8. Salmon cooked anyway or made into a salad..
  9. Seafood of all kinds.

Meditation, the word says volumes.

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SSS-Volume

Nancy Drew Book Cover Puzzle

Laying in darkness in my bed as an 8 year old because it was time for light’s out told me to put my Nancy Drew book away for the night. School tomorrow meant an earlier bedtime even though I always wanted to read for another hour or two. It was just too soon to settle in for sleep with so much going on in the world. I really hated to miss out on so much. If I couldn’t read I would listen to The Lone Ranger on my little lime green plastic radio. But I needed to sneak it under my bedcovers and keep the volume low.

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Special MeetUp Oct 24

Lisa Tomey’s Poet’s Connection on October 24, 10 am-12 noon, poets from across the counry reading their published poems in What it is to be a Woman online!

This special meeting of the Poet’s Connection will be a poetry reading with contributors to What it is to be a Woman anthology. “An anthology of women on fire! A collection of women coming from all directions of life, aflame to reveal who they are and how they came to be today’s woman! Women’s stories aired for the first time, in print, defiantly, daring you to challenge their choices in life whether they continue a contented life at home tending a happy family or strike out into the wilderness. The modern women of today lived more widely divergent lives than history has shown before. We are living longer with more freedom and taken advantage of a freedom to change oppressive lives to ones that blossomed us into beauties.”

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TTOT- 20.09.25.

Reading by the Full Moon-Michael Roy Layne
  1. Sage leaves to cleanse negative spirits from my home.
  2. A beautiful conch shell to hold the sage while burning. It was a gift from a friend many years ago. I think of her every time I use it.
  3. A painting I did in the last century of a stream in Big Indian, New York while visiting dear friends. It will always remind me of them and the heavy overnight snowfall creating a white winter wonderland.
  4. To Nesco for making an electric fry pan 8” X 8” perfect for singles’ cookin.g
  5. Old photos that are bringing back memories of friends & family who have passed over.
  6. Cards I’ve saved and kept with those photos. Many have notes,  words from those I’ve loved.
  7. Michael Roy Layne for a great Autumn Equinox ceremony when he explained the meaning of his mural Reading by the Full Moon across from the library in Warrenton, NC.
  8. To Dr. Sharon Fekrat at Duke Eye Center who has healed my Wet Macular Degeneration after more than 10 years of injections into my eyes. I’m deeply thankful for my eyesight.
  9. Other writers. Writers inspire writers.
  10. Rejoining JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America) at Karin’s urging. It’s good to exchange ideas with other Janeites.

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TTOT -2020.09.18.

  1. The birthday cake I ate for breakfast last week.
  2. A satisfying, healthy, annual cardiologist report.
  3. For birthday cards and wishes, some outrageously funny.
  4. Autumn weather is here, soon autumn colors will appear
  5. The beautiful orchid plant received.
  6. Music, I have a variety of music in my life every day.
  7. Energy of a Virgo new moon
  8. Prayers of healing, both mine sent and others’
  9. Rainy days
  10. TTOT that reminds me to be aware

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