"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Thursday, August 5, 2010

** If It's Thursday, I'm Way Behind On My To-Do List **

Okay! Here are various interesting tidbits, in no particular order.
Nick Nixon: Writer, singer, song writer extraordinaire, is on a local radio station every first Friday of the month. That would be tomorrow. KWRE, 730 ON THE AM DIAL. 3:00 to 5:00PM, CDT. I checked out their website yesterday. They are not streaming online yet, but it's coming soon. You'll definitely want to listen when it's available. And if you live "here", you can listen on your radio and enjoy Nick's easy going ways, good natured jokes, and beautiful singing. Nick is a memeber of Saturday Writers and the Coffee & Critique group. I'm proud to know him and call him my friend. Following are 2 links from the late 1970's (I'm pretty sure!): One is of Nick singing and the other is Barbara Fairchild singing "The Teddy Bear Song", a song Nick wrote. Even though I wasn't a big country music fan at that time, I certainly remember hearing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UugW9yo8Idg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeiA2XTca9g&feature=related 


Robert Brault has a new post on his blog and saying it has been worth the wait doesn't do it near justice! Jump on over there as fast as you can and see what I mean. I read and reread every quote and just savored them all. Thank you, Robert, for sharing your wondrous thoughts and words.

June Freaking Cleaver e-mailed me this morning to notify me of her very first acceptance, anywhere! And what's even better is that this was the first time she ever submitted anything, anywhere! Yay for June! I kept telling her how talented she was and how much I loved her writing, and that she should submit something....somewhere! And gosh, she actually took my advise! Go over to June's blog and congratulate her! I think it's just the start of an awesome writing career.

Patchwork Path has story call outs. I received an e-mail yesterday from the editor about this, plus the news that Treasure Box is being edited and due out this November, as scheduled. (That's the one I have a story in. I'm really looking forward to seeing it.)

Okay, that's going to be all for now. I don't want to make this too long and scare everyone off!

Thanks again to everyone who reads my blog, has become a follower, especially recently. It took me about a year and a half to just reach 50 followers, which was May of this year. In less than 3 months, the number has almost doubled! I am truly in awe of that, and I am touched and honored. Thank you!

And you know I must end with one of Robert Brault's newest quotes:

"Who does not wish to be beautiful, and clever, and rich, and to have back, in old age, the time spent trying to be any of them." -- Robert Brault

9 comments:

  1. I love visiting you Becky! You are an inspiration and such a fireball! Thanks for keeping us informed and always nudging us in the right direction.

    Smiles

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  2. Robert is GREAT and hurray for June!

    =)

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  3. Thanks for all your tips, Becky. You are so sweet to be always thinking of others. Sincerely, Susan

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  4. Seeing Nick singing brought back memories of big hair days (not just the women had big hair then, either--ha!). Also, it takes a gifted writer that can write a song about a teddy bear and make it introspective and serious...Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Becky, you are such a light, spreading good news and lifting people up by encouraging them. Thank you. :)

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  6. Hi Julia! Thank you so much! What a wonderful thing to say. I think I'll have to copy and paste that...print it and hang it on my bulletin board! That is so sweet!

    Hi Sue! Yes, I love Robert, too.

    Thanks, Susan! You're a sweetie, too!

    Hi Sioux! Thanks! And isn't it even more special, because you've met Nick, at least briefly at the SW meeting!

    Awww, Daisy! Another very sweet comment. I swear, y'all are really spoiling me! But I like it!!

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  7. Congratulations to June! Becky, you are the best cheerleader ever.

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  8. I so enjoy reading your gifted words !!! I was a fan of Nick Nixon and wondered where his life had taken him. I use to visit some of the places he played and loved his singing. Wow, the memories are churning.
    The Turtle Lady

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  9. Hi Lisa! Thank you! I've had a few cheerleaders for me and my writing, and I love being one for others, too!

    Hey TL-aka Sharon! How wonderful that you were a fan of Nick's! That is so cool! You'll have to come to one of our Saturday Writers Meetings and you can meet him! Sometimes he sings for us there, too!! :)

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