Monthly Archives: June 2018

Happy Summer Solstice: Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration Available NOW!

  HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE! I’ve planned this day out in my mind for over a year… Today, as a tribute to the Summer Solstice, my first book of poetry and short stories has become a reality. Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration is now available on Amazon. From June 21st through June 27th, this book will be featured at

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Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Watching the Daisies,” by Author, Brigid P. Gallagher

Title: Watching the Daisies (Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow) Amazon Author Page: Brigid P. Gallagher Publication Date: November 14, 2016 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Religion & Spirituality, New Age Books, Self Help, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: “If you enjoyed “Eat, Pray, Love-You will love this travel memoir!” Millions of people around the world suffer

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 89, “DRY & WET,” #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Opportunities for Poets Dime Show Review publishes

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COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Praise & Excite,” NO. 88 – RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry from poets around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or

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Getting to Know You Sunday Interview 2018: Smorgasbord-Variety is the Spice of Life

Sally Cronin has started a new feature on her blog! Read the requirements and then participate! Don’t forget to click the link below to learn more: Welcome to the new series of the Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You. As writers, we tend to share aspects of our work in interviews, such as our blog posts, books, and characters,

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“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem

I’ve stretched the limits of my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, but I have a good reason as you will see below. In my Tanka poem, I used “cheer,” for praise, and “feed the fires,” for excite. This is also a book cover reveal! Please join me on Thursday, June 21st, to help me celebrate the release of

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My Experience with Concern America

My husband and I had an amazing time in California visiting his brother and our sister-in-law. It always feels good to reconnect with family you haven’t seen in awhile. My sister-in-law, Doreen, is a retired nurse. She has been active in an organization called Concern America.org for over ten years now. She has traveled to Guatemala with the health care

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