Monday, December 31, 2018

Milliron Monday: Happy New Year! 12 31 18


Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

Continuing the legacy of Dr. Smith, we say goodbye to another year of memories and sharing Dr. Smith stories. In 2019, I will be compiling Tails of a Country Vet Volume II, as well as a surprise publication from the Smith archives. Stay tuned for more. I will resume posting from Milliron The Biography, with unseen photos and family history next Monday - Milliron Monday. For now, the very best for a Happy 2019 to you and your family! We are in the midst of a family gathering here in the Ohio Valley, celebrating the end of a phenomenal year. My horses are cozy in the barn with plenty of hay - after apples, carrots, and their daily grain. Here's to you, good friends, and good times! May 2019 bring you the desires of your heart and plenty of time for the things you love. Persevere. Dreams do come to true.

Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.
Share your stories and photos of Dr. Smith. 
Email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com 
Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018



The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. 
We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, 
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Milliron Monday: Finding Christmas 12 24 18



Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

The painting above is a (partial) photo of the mural at (the former) Milliron Clinic. The mural covers the floor to ceiling entry hall - once greeting clients into the reception area, now quietly remembering the past.

This Christmas, we are thankful for veterinarians and those who work diligently to keep our pets healthy. We celebrate the long hours of farm vets who are on call day and night. Thanks, too, to our farriers and trainers, as they work hard to keep us in the saddle.

Where is Christmas? I believe that Dr. Smith would say to find Christmas in a quiet place where kindness rules and simplicity is everything. Find Christmas with your family, friends; those you love and who love you. 

For me, Christmas is everyday - in the eyes of my mare, the purr of my cat, and a walk to the barn through the morning frost. We truly wish you a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the journey to the New Year!

Merry Christmas!



Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.
Share your stories and photos of Dr. Smith. 
Email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com 
Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Angels Club by Courtney Vail & Sandra J. Howell

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Inspired by a sweet-natured rescue horse at the riding therapy farm where she volunteers, a bullied girl and her friends set out to change the world with their own good deeds club.

Publisher: West Ridge Farm Publishing
Page count: 226
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Poetry and Pearls II Romantic Poetry by N.R.Hart



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Poetry and Pearls II
Romantic Poetry

by N.R.Hart

We have only one heart yet the heart holds all four seasons inside. Winter can be a time of solitude. Spring a time of carefree fancy. Summer a time of fun and youthfulness and Autumn our souls take flight. Our hearts can survive the harshest of winters only to breathe in the sweetest scents of spring. There is a stillness inside all of us. Whether we choose to stop and listen to it, not everyone knows how. Poetry is used to express this stillness inside of us and fill the spaces between us with the words we are unable to say. Poetry can take us to a vulnerable place inside, allowing us to experience our innermost turbulence in the gentlest of ways. Our hearts speak to us every day; listen carefully to what it has to say. Come with me on this journey of the heart. The seasons of my heart and yours.

“Pay attention to what speaks to your heart.” N.R.Hart


Biography
N.R.Hart started writing poetry at a young age and used her poetry as a way to express her innermost thoughts and emotions. A true romantic at heart, she expresses feelings of love, hope, passion, despair, vulnerability and romance in her poetry. Trapping time forever and a keeper of memories is what she loves most about the enduring power of poetry. Her poetry has been so eloquently described as “words delicately placed inside a storm.” Poetry is here to make us feel instead of think; as thinking is for the mind and poetry is for the heart and soul. N.R.Hart hopes to open up your heart and touch your soul with her poetry.


“Poetry is not dead; it is alive in the minds of those who feel...instead of think.” N.R.Hart



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Milliron Monday: Country Christmas 12 17 18

Abbott "Pete" Smith, D.V.M.
June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010

Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Pete Smith, D.V.M., and  Milliron: Abbott “Pete” Smith, D.V.M. The Biography (Monday Creek Publishing 2017). A graduate of Colorado State University and a well-known veterinarian in southeast, Ohio, Dr. Smith continues to motivate and inspire. 

This Christmas season, as we near the end of the calendar year, we reflect on the past year and the adventures, hurdles, triumphs, and blessings. As I reflect, I think about Dr. Smith, and how his life (family, friends, and clients) has enriched my life/career. If I could meet Dr. Smith this morning, it would be a thrill to talk with him about writing. A prolific writer, he would have written his own biography (and intended to do so) - more like a James Herriot type, instead of my insights and interviews. I can hear Dr. Smith now, in his bonafide Dr. Smith voice, "Now, Gina, I would write it this way...".

As a country veterinarian, Dr. Smith was a Country Christmas, usually called away from the family celebrations to save an animal with a life-threatening injury or illness. After all, giving yourself at a moments notice to save a life is what Christmas is all about - and Christmas was all year.

Like James Herriot, Dr. Smith had plenty of stories to tell of holiday animal maladies that required immediate attention. Herriot wrote of one such adventure in The Christmas Day Kitten. Here is the short version... 

So begins The Christmas Day Kitten, another true story from James Herriot's rich experience as a country vet. As always, the tale includes a vivid group of characters on two legs and four: Mrs. Pickering and her three stately Basset hounds, James himself, and Debbie, the self-possessed stray cat who makes a special contribution to Christmas at the Pickering house. This is one of James Herriot's own favorite stories, and it is sure to be one of yours.

How many Christmas kittens did Dr. Smith encounter? We will never know, but we can safely say that there was more than a dozen - and dogs, horses, etc. We will celebrate a Country Christmas along with the Smith family in remembrance of Dr. Smith, his clients, and his many years of dedication to the Ohio Valley that he loved.


Read more in Pete's biography Milliron.
Share your stories and photos of Dr. Smith. 
Email to mondaycreekpublishing@gmail.com 
Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Hands Over Time: 60 Hands on 30 Fateful Journeys by Mark M. Dean


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A Collection of Fiction Short Stories

Hands Over Time
60 Hands on 30 Fateful Journeys
By Mark M. Dean

Follow author Mark M. Dean throughout history to reveal the subtle nuisances of being human. A seasoned writer, Dean brings a new perspective to the role our hands play in daily lives. Hands Over Time is a collection of intriguing characters in significant scenarios, impacting the way we perceive life — past, present, and future.










Matthias and the Shadow by Michael Blythe


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Mythology and Folklore

Matthias and the Shadow 
By Michael Blythe

Matthias-a young man from the tribe of the bear, is sent on a crusade to atone for his guilt. Only Samuel of the tribe of the wolf can forge the spear that will kill the beast. This beast named the Shadow-summoned by sorcery; has butchered the village of Scarborough. Matthias the Penitent must conquer the Shadow and even himself if he is to survive the crusade.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Blythe lives in Australia with his beautiful wife and his loyal red dog. He works as a carpenter and loves to read and write in his free time. His favourite genres are fantasy and sci-fi and he also enjoys gaming and music.




Thursday, December 13, 2018

Humanite: A Good Girl's Poetic Journey of Love, Lust, & Heartbreak by Yasheka W.S.


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Humanité
A Good Girl's Poetic Journey of Love, Lust, & Heartbreak
by Yasheka W.S. 

A compilation of poetry written by a quintessential modern day good girl after meeting and developing an illicit affair with a man that unknowingly helps her discover the uninhibited woman she never knew existed. She quickly realizes that not only is she getting to know him, as she dives into the depths of love and lust, but there is beauty in living a life in the liberty of her humanity.


An excerpt…
If all I may do is to tell you this one thing is that
You have made me see clearly everything
The beauty in exploring
The gift of mistakes
The truth behind the crooked lines
The difference a conversation makes.

 -Humanit√©



Wednesday, December 12, 2018