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Favorite Reads: Vote Now, Vote Often!

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Blog, Book Bloggers, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Favorite Reads: Vote Now, Vote Often!

Have you caught this week’s launch of The Great American Read? PBS celebrates the joy of reading by encouraging American viewers to not only speak up and vote for their favorite book of all time but also explore the other 99 titles offered for consideration based on a survey conducted.   I have known for some time that there are so many classics I’ve never read. Often I was introduced to an author through one title and if it didn’t leave a resounding impression, I usually would not embark on more unless one of my high...

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Listen

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Blog, Micropoetry, Poetry | 0 comments

Listen

      LISTEN a poem by Chris Kuhn     She thought she heard it Muffled a bit by the wind An invitation to confess and drown out never-agains Heckling taunted the mind ‘Come here,’ she recognized Nurturing, encouragement, Gifts for the yearning heart. Did she imagine or was she right? Was she just handed an invite? And if she arrived with open mind Would open hearts be next in line?

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Latest Profile Focused on Changing Lives

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Blog, News, Tampa Bay Stories | 0 comments

Latest Profile Focused on Changing Lives

Check out my latest feature story at DestinationTampaBay.com. I profile Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and the wonderful doors they are opening for new homeowners across the county (literally and figuratively!)  The group recently learned from Habitat of Humanity International that of the 1,300 Habitat locations across the U.S., they have the second largest thumbprint on the community and households served by their leadership and impressive volunteer program. (For those of you curious cats like me, the number one spot is held by...

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Guest Blogger News: Books in the Works and Revamped Sites

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in 80s music, Blog, Books, Guest Blogs, News | 0 comments

Guest Blogger News: Books in the Works and Revamped Sites

Recently, I shared some news of one of my past guest bloggers, Elizabeth Weigandt about her new YouTube series. I  am always thankful when writers take time out of their busy schedules and creative process to contribute their own insight for guest blogs on my site. These writers have tackled various topics from writing fundamentals to pop cultural observations. So I thought I would share some other guest blogger updates for those of you who have met up with these writers here and might be curious to know about their most recent pursuits....

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Guest Blogger News: Elizabeth Weigandt Launches YouTube Series

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Blog, Books, Guest Blogs, News | 0 comments

Guest Blogger News:  Elizabeth Weigandt Launches YouTube Series

Over the years, I have invited other writers to lend their voices to my blog as ‘guest bloggers’. They’ve tackled a variety of storytelling topics and shared their insight with my followers. It has given me a wonderful opportunity to shine the spotlight on some talented people and their work. Many of them have inspired, encouraged and in some cases, outright advised me over the years, and I’m all about paying it forward. I thought it time to update you on a few of them and some of their recent news, as well as give you...

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Head to the Ballpark for My Latest Article, Baseball Fans!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Blog, Tampa Bay Stories | 0 comments

Head to the Ballpark for My Latest Article, Baseball Fans!

Baseball season is here, and yes, that means my beloved Tampa Bay Rays are back to work, but it also means local minor-league action, too. Check out DESTINATION TAMPA BAY for my latest article.   Click here to learn about a long-running promotion that the Clearwater Threshers, a high-A minor-league baseball team for the Philadelphia Phillies franchise, offers to fans 55 and older, the Threshers Silver Sharks Club. The Club offers some cool perks to those who take part, including my favorite of all — the possibility that you might...

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March Article Links for You

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Blog, Tampa Bay Stories | 0 comments

March Article Links for You

From time to time, I get the opportunity to write for Tampa Bay area print and online publications. Recently, I had an opportunity to reconnect with two online sources of community news and features about the people and places that make Tampa Bay home. I hope to continue sharing links with you to future stories throughout the year. This past week, I had articles featured in 83 DEGREES TAMPA and DESTINATION TAMPA BAY, so please stop by to check out these and other stories at the sites and read about what’s happening in the area.   For 83...

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If I Picked the Oscars…Predictions & My Own Noms and Winners

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Blog, Movie Views, Oscar Run, Pop Culture | 0 comments

If I Picked the Oscars…Predictions & My Own Noms and Winners

Well, an #OscarRun wouldn’t be complete without predictions, but if I’m going to see all of these movies, I’m taking the Run one step farther. Not that you asked me, but… here are my predictions for the winners in what I consider the six core Oscar categories (Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director and Picture).  Each year, as my hubs and I sit home and celebrate the big celebration of film, we make three calls —- (X) who we think will win, (*) who we are rooting for the win and (L)...

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MovieViews: Oscar Run 2018 Heads to WWII for 2 Final Stops

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Blog, Movie Views, Oscar Run, Pop Culture | 0 comments

MovieViews: Oscar Run 2018 Heads to WWII for 2 Final Stops

Final. You saw the word in the headline. I wish that meant I had seen all 34 noms of the six core Oscar categories. Unfortunately, this year, I’m going to end up short…by one. Sigh. It seems the producers of ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD did not want devoted #OscarRun film seekers like me to find it…anywhere! Because unless I want to travel down to Key West, Florida, that is the only place I can see the film (legally) anywhere in my state — and since NetFlix, Amazon Prime and Frontier’s On-Demand service do not...

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MovieViews: Two More for the Road for Oscar Run 2018

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Blog, Movie Views, Oscar Run, Pop Culture | 0 comments

MovieViews: Two More for the Road for Oscar Run 2018

What could I possibly find in common between the next two #OscarRun film stops beyond seeing them within a few days of each other? Well, I had to rent  ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. and THE FLORIDA PROJECT on-demand earlier this week, since neither one of them is easy to find in theaters. Each offers one Academy Award nominee within the remaining nods I had yet to see of the six core categories’ 34 nominations (Best Actor nominee Denzel Washington and Best Supporting contender Willem Dafoe, respectively).  I knew absolutely nothing about either...

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