Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Dr. Smith’s Milliron Clinic was situated just below the Milliron farmhouse. The Milliron kids walked from the farmhouse, past the Clinic, over the cattle guard, to the bus stop. Pat, in his tweens, standing at the bus stop, thinking about his school day, was (probably) surprised to see family friend Fritz pull along the berm. “Want to go with me today?” Fritz asks Pat. An unexpected invitation, grinning, and without much ado, Pat hops in. Fritz, on his way to his next farrier appointment, is glad to have company through the windy roads of southeastern Ohio.
Fritz, a well-known local farrier, has many stops to make that day. He has known Pat for a long time and knows that Dr. Smith and Jody would not disapprove of the serendipitous event. Traveling to stables and farms, the day is filled with the smell of horses, country living, and more horses. Watching the clock, Fritz knows that Pat must be back at the bus stop on time.
Pat, filled with a day of farrier activities, is wore out. Stepping out of Fritz’s vehicle, Pat waves goodbye and walks the driveway to the Milliron farmhouse.
Many years later, Jody learned of Pat’s farrier field trip with Fritz. Knowing Fritz as a good family man and friend, Jody laughs and said she had no clue Pat was not in school. Pat, no worse for the wear, smiles and keeps his memories close.
Have a great week ahead.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
New! From Author Elaina Stuart
By Elaina Stuart
A CLEAR, CUT, DIRECT, & practical approach on how,
for those who dare to understand, to help with this fight against systemic oppression, & racism.
In this study I uncover a host of things "I Wish MY White Friends Understood", like becoming an ally, learning to understand black issues, dismantling racism, and how powerful we all can become as a unified front!
An over 80 page book, filled with a very insightful preface, I welcome you to understanding like no other…
that of which you will NOT find on your legacy media and conventional learning.
Available in eBook
Friday, June 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
“Through a dog’s eyes into your heart.”
by Best Selling Author Elizabeth Ferris
Positively Georgia's Guide to Surviving Grief aims to help teens and adults deal positively with the loss of a loved one. Georgia is an illustrated Airedale Terrier who is full of energy and inspiring ideas. Always experiencing the world with love and appreciation, Georgia steps readers through a number of ideas and strategies to heal from loss and move on to recover a happy, rewarding life.
Available in Paperback and eBook HERE!
About the Author
Author Elizabeth Ferris Brings Endearing Stories, Inspiration and Positive Values to Children and Adults
Elizabeth Ferris' love of books started early. Even as a child she combined the creation of books with the business of selling them. Neighbors recount how young Elizabeth sold her brother's comic books from a stand in her family's front yard.
Later, when Elizabeth had children of her own, she created "All 4 Kids", a captivating, educating, and entertaining newspaper for daycare providers. She also published the magazine "Innovate" read and appreciated throughout Northern British Columbia.
Today Elizabeth Ferris is the proud author of popular children's books including "Positively Georgia -- The Motivational Book for Children and Dog Lovers." Georgia is a cuddly Airedale dog who sees everything in her world as joyful and wondrous.
The book offers reassuring and inspiring lessons for children and adults. It's 42 beautifully illustrated pages teach surroundings can be fun and amazing when accompanied by enthusiasm and a can-do attitude.
Georgia discovers she has unique talents that can make her a big success. It's an important idea for children to know each child is special and valuable. The book can also be inspiring to parents, grandparents, and caretakers.
Elizabeth draws from a lifetime of sometimes difficult experiences. Her parents immigrated to Canada from Hungary creating a marvelous family with more than 60 years of love. Today Elizabeth divides her time between writing books and serving as an Executive Assistant for a Health Authority in Western Canada.
Watch for the next Elizabeth Ferris book coming soon!
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
by Jasmine Farrell
YOU is the art of letting go in poetry book form. Full of powerful affirmations for the present moment, poet Jasmine Farrell teaches us that the only way we can actualize our dreams is to release what no longer serves us: those self-limiting beliefs, naysayers, and haters. In turn, that gives us the space we need to blossom into our best possible versions. By the last page, the reader will embrace their authenticity unapologetically and ultimately heal.
Available in eBook Here!
Amazon Author Page Here!
About the Author
by Maureen Joyce Connolly
Prepare to be riveted.
A new voice on the fiction scene, Maureen Joyce Connolly brings the smart suspense of a Gillian Flynn novel combined with the sharp focus of Liane Moriarity. When doctor-in-training, wife and mother, Claire Rawlings suffers from a life-threatening reaction while speeding down the highway, she must pull herself and her two girls to safety. She barely makes it before passing out cold. She awakens to an empty car - her girls have vanished. The page-turning story that follows the abduction will steal your breath and your heart.
“A story of strength and perseverance even through the most unspeakable situations” -- NY Journal of Books
“Connolly’s lyrical writing style and the fast-paced narrative draw in the reader right away. This is a riveting novel bolstered by its flawed, believable characters.” -- Publishers Weekly
“Debut author Connolly’s poetic sensibility shines through the prose in scenes that shimmer with emotion...hope is present throughout, a beacon carrying the reader to the final pages." -- Booklist
Available in Paperback, eBook, Audiobook…
Social Media Links:
Author Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maureenjconnollyauthor
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Maureen-Joyce-Connolly/e/B07P15B7RH
Book Trailer link: https://youtu.be/rapBJDAPk_w
About the Author
I’m a former owner of a consulting firm that helped specialty drug companies to develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. I received my Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and my Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. My background in science and love of the natural world informs and inspires my writing. LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is my debut as a novelist.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Not Yet a Woman
By Shanya K. Price M.Ed.
A Collection of Emotional and Faith Filled Poems from the Perspective of an “Almost” Grown Woman
Download the eBook HERE!
About the Author
Shanya K. Price M.Ed. is an author & educator who is endorsed in elementary Education. She holds Masters' of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a TEFL-C. She specializes in classroom management and inclusive classrooms. She has been a published author since 2018 when she published her first paperback book called "How Did I Start Over?: Stories of the journey. From there she has been interviewed about her time starting over and has held an event called "Intimate Conversations about Starting Over." She is a scribe and storyteller who loves to work with others to bring life to their writings.
Monday, June 22, 2020
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
– George Eliot
Living in rural southeastern Ohio provides opportunity to see native fauna, including squirrels, deer, turkeys, raccoons, possums, bobcats, coyote, and more. Milliron Farm, nestled in the Ohio valley where trees tower and the underbrush is thick, is alive with many creatures, especially squirrels.
Hunting squirrel takes finesse. A fast-moving target, squirrels run to the treetops, out of sight, a challenge for most hunters. The meat is usually lean and has a wild game flavor.
Dr. Smith referred to squirrels as “tree rats” – an ever-scampering, tree-running bundle of life. Jody doesn’t remember Dr. Smith hunting squirrel; however, he was an avid deer hunter. Milliron Farm has a large deer population, which provided lean table meat for the Smith family.
Several times, a Milliron Clinic client brought a dressed squirrel (ready to cook) to Dr. Smith during squirrel season (Ohio has specific times when you can hunt squirrel). The dressed squirrel would be given to Jody to prepare for the evening meal. Dr. Smith, saying in his Dr. Smith voice, “Jody, we’re having tree rat for supper!”
Have a great week ahead.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
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