08-14-2012 09:53 AM
08-14-2012 09:56 AM
Happy Tuesday be sure to check back often because General Fiction is debuting a new blog complete with a debut author who'll be chatting with all of us. So stay tuned for more information, the author is Lynne Spreen and her debut novel is called
she's also a friend of our friend Kathy who introduced me to her, so thanks Kathy.
now let's get on with the thought of the day
“A birthday is just the first day of
another 365-day journey around the sun.
Enjoy the trip.”
08-15-2012 09:55 AM
Ahhh Hump day is here
here's our hump day thought of the day
“Nature is not a place to visit,
it is home.”
(1930 – )
Gary Snyder is an American poet as well as an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist (frequently described as the “poet laureate of Deep Ecology”). Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese. For many years, Snyder served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he also served for a time on the California Arts Council.
08-16-2012 09:00 AM
08-16-2012 09:37 AM
We have a very special thought for the day today brought to us by someone I spent my youth in lust with, yes I'm a Trekkie and proud of it
and I'm not afraid to say I LOVE SPOCK
“Without followers, evil cannot spread.”
~ Mr. Spock, character StarTrek TV Series
( 2230 - )
Born: 2230, Shi’Kahr, Vulcan
Spock, commonly Mister Spock, is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Spock’s mixed human-Vulcan heritage serves as an important plot element in many of the character’s appearances.
08-17-2012 11:14 AM
08-18-2012 08:59 AM
here's our thought for the day
“In dreams begins responsibility.”
~ William Butler Yeats
*William Butler Yeats
Born: 13 June 1865
Died: 28 January 1939
[File:Yeats1923.jpg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]An Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, serving as its chief during its early years. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Nobel Committee described as “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.” He was the first Irishman so honored.
08-19-2012 09:16 AM
It's Sunday peeps, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend
here's our Sunday thought for the day
And just a reminder to check back tomorrow when guest author for the week Lynne Spreen will be featured along with her guest blog post.
Something new for my friends.
” Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
~ Leo Tolstoy
[Leo Tolstoy]Born: September 9, 1828
Died: November 20, 1910
was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction.
08-20-2012 11:38 AM
08-21-2012 03:18 PM
Today's thought is brought to us by another icon we lost another important voice quieted
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
~ Phyllis Diller
( 1917 – 2012 )
Born: July 17, 1917
Died: August 20, 2012
was an American actress and comedienne. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who makes self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named “Fang”, while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller’s signature was her unusual laugh.
08-21-2012 06:45 PM
HAPPY Hump Day peeps
here's our thought for the day
I have been dreaming
writing into a sport
in the Olympic Games
that is called, tentatively
in which I’d give
my simplest performance
the lightest and
the liveliest word:
till it flies
lifting me, weightless
into a sky
~ Lifting by Ouyang Yu
(1955 – )
is a contemporary Chinese-Australian author, translator and academic.
I just read this and my heart soared with the doves above the opening ceremonies of the word olympics. What a wonderful analogy. It lifted my heart and soul today. Thanks.
08-21-2012 07:02 PM
Summer is over, and fall is in the air around here. In the upper reaches of the mountain passes you can see the eager beaver leaves who aren't willing to wait for September to shed their fine greenry and have instead donned their colorful attire of September and October. Just like the school kids down the road, they can't wait to wear their new finery and dance on the front lawn for the world to see.
Even the cattle in the high pastures are hurrying to drop their last calves before the weather starts turning. Today we we driving home over Snowy Mountain just as a mother cow had finished delivering her baby calf right by the fence row. We stopped so we could watch her lick the little one. And even the newest shook it's head as if to say "MOM! Enough!" He was working to get up on wobbly legs, straining for mom's hanging **bleep** as we drove away. What a moment to pause and stare. No camera needed. This was a moment for the heart, not to record and share.
Yesterday, as we passed over the same mountain, it looked like there was actually some snow on Spruce Knob, but finally decided that the clouds of mist and rain had actually just slid down the cracks and crevices of the high, steep slopes and created the illusion. Fall's coming. I feel it in my bones.
08-22-2012 09:54 AM
Happy Hump day peeps here's our hump day thought for the day
“If you have something to do
that is worthwhile doing,
don’t talk about it, but do it.
After you have done it,
your friends and enemies
will talk about it.”
~ George W. Blount
George W. Blount, born in Pitt, North Carolina, USA on 1861 to William Gray Blount and Caroline Carson. George W married Allie Gainer. North Carolina. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1874. He passed away in 1939.
and here's our pic of the day
Enjoy your Wednesday!!!!
08-23-2012 04:22 PM
I almost forgot to give you a thought for the day
“Love sought is good,
but giv’n unsought is better.”
Born Baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown) Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died 23 April 1616 (aged 52) Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
An English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
08-24-2012 09:22 AM