House At Pooh Corner

Love this post. Winnie the Pooh was my favorite story series to read to my kids, and my favorite cartoon to watch on TV. I think it was the inspiration for another cartoon called Kissy Fur, but that one only lasted one season and it went off the air. It’s a shame we have lost all of that innocence in TV today. Reblogged from

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Who cannot love both Kenny Loggins and Winnie The Pooh?  When you combine the two, you have … sheer magic!  pooh-1From Wikipedia …

kenny-loggins“House at Pooh Corner” is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin’ In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins’ most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.”

House At Pooh Corner
Loggins and Messina
Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon.
Posing our questions to owl and…

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A Horse With No Name

I love the music to this song, and the lyrics have always intrigued me, wondering what it meant. It has great imagery. Reblogged from

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The folk/rock group America originally consisted of three members: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek.  They were all U.S. Air Force brats whose fathers were stationed in the UK.  A Horse With No Name, went on to top the American singles chart for three weeks in early 1972 and reached No.3 in the UK.  I like the song, and can actually remember most of the lyrics, but I have one question:  why didn’t the dude give the horse a name???

A Horse with No Name

On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of…

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Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message – by Brendan Gannon…

If you have trouble finding the right words to say, or to write, or if people tell you that you use too many words in your writing, this infographic may help. Reblogged from

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on PR Daily site:

For good writing, less is often more.

Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of your message—and your job is to make less work for the reader, not more.

If the meaning is clear without the word or phrase, ditch it. Also, labelling something as “amazing,” “awesome” or “great” often triggers the reader to think that it is anything but.

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IMPORTANT- Sharing Options from to Facebook Are Changing – by Mark Armstrong (WordPress)

An important announcement here. Still not sure if I am going to be limited but will have my son, who manages my web page which is connected to my blog, check it out for me. Reblogged from

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Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles.

Here’s how it affects you.

We wanted to update you about an upcoming change Facebook is introducing to their platform, and which affects how you may share posts from your website to your Facebook account.

Starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles.

This includesPublicize, the tool for andJetpackpowered sites that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook).

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My New Book Has Finally Arrived!

Although I don’t read much science fantasy, this series sounds intriguing so I may try to read it online. Chcck out Allison’s website. It’s appealing to the eye. Reblogged from

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You’ve been waiting patiently, and now it’s here–book 3 of the Wind Rider Chronicles!
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It has been six months since Cailean’s death, and Elowyn can’t get his special clifftop in the mountains out of her thoughts…or her dreams. Something is drawing her there, despite the danger, and time is running out. The new spring growth is threatening to cover what’s left of his foot trail forever, but getting there is going to be more challenging than she imagined, especially with the thieves still lurking along the mining road.

Morganne is having difficulties of her own. The monks are making plans to send the tomes away, Braeden’s tax demands are increasing yet again, and Morganne’s once prosperous shop has been noticeably empty. On top…

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Choose Your Free Book Writing Software For Your New Book – by Derek Haines…

Chris, thank you for sharing this valuable post. I went to the original source and shared on my social media, but felt it worthwhile to also reblog from here. You share so many great tips for us. You are greatly appreciated. Reblogged from

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on Just Publishing Advice:

Book writing software to help you be more creative and productive

Many new writers and authors start out using a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. But word processors are not designed to help the creative writing process.

Word processing, spreadsheets and a desktop publisher are for commerce and administration and are not the best tools at all for creative thinkers.

When you decide to write a book, you would be much better advised to look for writing software that is more distraction-free and explicitly designed for writing a book.

There are a lot of software packages available for writers. However, some such as Scrivener, Ulysses, Vellum, ProWritingAid and even Word can cost you a lot of money.

If you are starting out, there are many free software alternatives that you can try. There is always a learning curve when you start using new software programs.

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Punctuation Marks: Ellipsis – by Melissa Donovan…

I thought I knew how to use punctuation correctly. I’m learning that there is a lot I either didn’t know, or have forgotten. This is a great post about the correct way to use ellipses. Reblogged from

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on Writing Forward site:

You see it everywhere, but most people don’t know what it’s called or how to use it properly.

In fact, it’s often referred to as “dot, dot, dot” even though it does have a name. This punctuation mark is the ellipsis.

It is a series or row of three periods, which is usually used to indicate an omission. It may also be used to indicate faltering or interrupted speech or a pause.

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