Saturday, March 13, 2021

* Something New & Exiting From Chicken Soup for The Soul *

Chicken Soup for the Soul is publishing a special book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Read, Laugh, Repeat" on May 4th as a fundraiser for nonprofits that provide love and laughter to patients in hospitals and hospice, from the very young to the very old.

My story, “A Bittersweet Victory” was chosen to go in the book!
(They have chosen various humorous stories, by various writers that have already been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. My story was included in "The Dog Really Did That?" from 2017)

It will be featured at Walmart (in the US and Canada), Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and many other booksellers. 🙂

* I will share more information as I get it! *

And oh my gosh, the cover definitely made me laugh! I love it!


https://www.chickensoup.com/files/book_cover_art/cover_art_236119.jpg




I am so proud to be part of this special publication!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday.



If you're like me, you're probably hoping life will get back to normal sometime soon. 
(And as Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I have to say about that.")


Today I'm going to post just a couple of my favorite quotes. 
I love all kinds, especially depending on what mood I'm in. 

Some make me pause and ponder. 

Some make me smile within my soul. 
&
Some move me to tears, while others make me laugh. 


"Back on its golden hinges, the gate of memory swings. And my heart goes into the garden and walks with the olden things." -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"All those who believe in psychokinesis - raise my hand." -- Steven Wright


“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” -- Thomas M. Cirignano


"The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but the long and winding road has the better soundtrack." -- Robert Brault


"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are." -- Anais Nin


I hope you enjoyed them, and I'll see you next week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

* I'M ALIVE AND WELL - HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY *

I can't believe it's February 2021 and in a few hours, it will be Groundhog Day! I've posted before about the movie, with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. I just love this movie for so many reasons. Bill Murray's character is such a jerk in the first half or so of the movie, and then a transformation comes over him...because of what/who? Have you seen the movie? I've seen it a zillion times and it never gets old. 


HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

"Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties
 'cause it's cold out there today."



"Hey now, don't you tell me you don't remember me 'cause
 I sure as heckfire remember you."



"NEEDLE-NOSE NED?...NED RYERSON?" ..... "BING!"




"IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! ..... LET'S LIVE HERE!"


(photos courtesy imdb.com and archive.dailypicture.net)

"Love is the answer. Shine on us all. Set us free. Love is the answer." -- EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

(P.S. I know this song is not used in the movie, 
but I love the music and lyrics, and it's perfect for the ending. 
Bill Murray's character is finally set free....when he realized love was the answer.)