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"The world is at sea on a raft in a hurricane" 1940 and 2017

As many of you know, for quite a while I’ve been reading magazines published in the 1930s and 1940s; I’ve been interested in the values that women’s magazines, such as… 840 more words

Such Mad Fun

Simple Strategy

While reading A Peculiar Treasure, the autobiography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, I came across this passage, which might be worth pondering, whether we’re writing novels or even long short stories: 153 more words

Sonic Gems: Show Boat by Hammerstein and Kern

Show Boat is a musical in two acts that featured music composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.  This is based on Edna Ferber’s novel of the same name.  64 more words

Thought For The Day

One Writer

As we ply our trade, often alone, often confused, it can help to know that other writers felt the same way. I came across this description of her early writing days penned by Edna Ferber,  Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a triple threat: she wrote short stories, plays, and beloved novels like… 294 more words

Writing for Your Life

My writing may never change the world or receive great accolades.  I am not an activist, philosopher or a scientist.  I don’t even dare to dream of aspiring to the elevated creative genius status enjoyed by  143 more words

Expect The Unexpected

ON THIS DAY: August 15, 2017

August 15th is

Chauvin Day *

Check (Your Pet’s) Chip Day *

National Relaxation Day *

Lemon Meringue Pie Day


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Life and the Staycation in the Little "Apple"

Heid Summer Concert

Nature Along Apple Creek

We don’t live in the big city, not even close to the “Big Apple”. But  living and doing a staycation in our “Little Apple” otherwise known as Appleton, WI has many benefits that residents and visitors of the bigger city can’t even realize. 309 more words