I’m out

I’m out. Of money, that is. It’s official. I went to the grocery store today to pick up some essentials and I got the dreaded “Insufficient Funds” screen on the debit machine. Though it’s killing me to do so, I’d like to ask a favour.

If you haven’t already, please buy my book. If you have, or if you have a friend who might like it, please direct them to it. Reblog, share on social media, have a parade down the main street of your town or city, whatever it is you normally do to get attention. If I can get to $100 in royalties, Amazon will pay me next month – they hold smaller amounts.

If you know me, you know I never ask for anything. I hate asking for anything. Please, just share this post. And if you have 99¢ and want to read a really funny book…

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Independent motion – can you help?

Are you up for supporting a dream?

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

What would you give to make a dream come true if you woke to find yourself living a nightmare?

What would you feel if you could never again walk on a beach? Or go out alone in the snow…feel the stillness of a wood or cross a field?

And then, you found a way…

In 2009, my son was a successful young man with a bright future… until he was stabbed through the brain in an unprovoked attack and left for dead in an alley.

He was found almost immediately by passers-by who saved his life. By the time we arrived at the hospital, Nick was being prepared for emergency brain surgery. We were allowed to see him, for a few minutes, to say goodbye. He was not expected to survive…

Over the past couple of years, many in the blogging community have come to know my son and know…

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We’ve lost Paul Curran, our master guest columnist and prolific comment-leaver

A fantastic blogger has left us forever. RIP Paul. You will always be remembered!

Mark Bialczak

Those of us who’ve grown to love the lively words that bounced from the head and fingers of Paul Curran will never be the same.

The writer from Canada has died, according to his neighbor Steve Watson.

I received this email on the contact tab from my blog:

With great sadness I have to tell you that Paul Curran has passed away. Paul passed last week.

Our guest blogger, Paul Curran. Our guest blogger, Paul Curran.

Your Barrista -- Paul Curran Your Barrista — Paul Curran

Now Your Barrista – Paul Curran Now Your Barrista – Paul

A series of the column head shots Paul sent me since 2013 to just a month ago.

I found the email this morning. I arrived yesterday. Steve Watson was listed as the photographer in the If We Were Having Coffee Sunday column Paul had me post here on Sept. 11 after his emergency operation.

I could not find an obituary through search engines.

Paul lived in Ottawa, Ontario…

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Hey you all. I have had some issues with my inbox lately. So if you have sent me an email (Drop Me A Line or directly) in the last 2 weeks, please resend it and let me know here in the comments…

The Twinkle Challenge: Can You Make Someone Twinkle Today?

What an amazing post and idea…

Michael J. Fite


“Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.” -Marilyn Monroe

Today, I want to challenge, inspire, and motivate you to do one thing today: TO MAKE SOMEONE TWINKLE TODAY!

What are the rules of this challenge?


Why do I want you to make someone twinkle today?

I want you to make someone twinkle because of the following:

  • It can inspire confidence, faith, and self-esteem inside of a person.
  • It can motivate a person to try, give, and do their best.
  • It can challenge a person to keep on going and never give up.

winnersWhy do I know you can make someone twinkle?

I know you have the ability to make someone shine brightly, glow beautifully, and blush with amazement. I am sure you have a history of making someone twinkle with…

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