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What Does the (Writing) Future Hold? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland What does the future hold? What surprises are in store for me in 2007? In lieu of a holistic view of the New Year, I’ll restrict my comments to the writing side of my life. But first, a review of 2006. For years I’ve pondered, sketched scenes and characters and resea

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The Cat With the Calico Tail - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Repeatedly I’m asked why the wooden cat sitting on my windowsill is painted so silly, having a gray and orange striped tail attached to its all-white body. A few years ago my artistic niece Debbie painted the craft item for me, using our cat as a model.

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Nothing on My Own - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland I can do nothing on my own initiative. John 5:30a NAS As I sit and write, I must acknowledge those many persons who have contributed to the words I type in my laptop computer. It is true: I can do nothing on my own. To write, I needed teachers to show me how to form my letters so what I write...

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What Happens to the Missing Socks? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland About the time Joe's submitted his item on sock darning (click on www.ProBlogs.com/beanerywriters in the category Joe's Writings) I came across the following piece on The Missing Socks. It seemed appropriate to post it at this time! (This piece won honorable in a writing competition at the St....

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True Confessions of a Glass - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Perhaps everyone remembers their first writing that was published. In perusing my files, I came across mine---which I’d forgotten! I was a student at Erie County Technical Institute in Williamsville, New York, majoring in medical laboratory technology. Although I was good at English I...

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These Cats Missed Their Blessing Service - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland My neighbor Pet missed the annual event. I missed it too. My cat Gizmo and Pet’s five cats, Goober, Tiger, Swatze, Mindy Lou and Mandy Sue missed the event. We all missed the annual Blessing of the Pets in a nearby town. Co-sponsored by an Episcopal church and a Roman Catholic church, the...

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REJECTION FROM A BAD-WRITING CONTEST! - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland I found the writing below in my files. In 1987 I’d submitted it to a Pittsburgh newspaper’s “bad writing contest.” As life goes, the piece was rejected. Perhaps I’m not the best, but it’s evidence I’m also not the worst! The notes blatted skyward as the...

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WHENTHEWINDBLOWSITBLOWSTWICE - beanerywriters(11,675) Kait is a 12-year old from New York State who writes both poetry and prose. The Beanery Online Literary Magazine is pleased to post her work. When the wind blows it blows twice …hard…and…harder… It ends where it starts,

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THE UNICORN: MYTH OR REALITY? Part 2 of 2 Parts - beanerywriters(11,675) Part 1 of this writing on the unicorn is posted in the category Carolyn’s Writings. Folklore and legend provide numerous unicorn myths. In China, the K’I-lin was a gentle harbinger of good fortune and a symbol of longevity. The tip of his horn was fleshy, symbolic of goodness and...

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WHAT? MARRY A PROSTITUTE, HOSEA ASKED GOD - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland There are many interesting marriages in the Bible. Below is a skit based on an interview with Hosea about his marriage to a prostitute. It was moderated by Monte on a radio program in Connellsville, Pennsylvania several years ago. Monte: Today we welcome a special guest---a preacher and a prophet...

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THE UNICORN: MYTH OR REALITY? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Its beauty is beyond comprehension and it’s boundless strength prevents its capture, according to literature through the ages. Authors from many cultures affirm its existence yet there are those who claim the beast is merely a myth. Who could question the existence of such a universal...

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THE REMINDER - beanerywriters(11,675) I have a basket of pine cones sitting on top of my file cabinet. The collection began through no particular intention of mine. One day shortly after I moved into my rooming unit, I was walking along the stepping stones that lead from the lot where I park my car when I noticed them. They and their...

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Journalism Question - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland While reading back newspapers on my return home from vacation I read an article about the shootings of the Amish schoolchildren in their schoolhouse. The following paragraph came from the October 6 article: As the caskets passed the church, journalists were asked to take pictures only of the...

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TO MATTIE - beanerywriters(11,675) Poet and Peacemaker, Mattie J.T. Stepanek began writing at age three. Author of a five- volume Heartsongs collection, 13-year-old Mattie died June 2004 from a rare neuromuscular disease that resulted from his Muscular Dystrophy. Mattie’s heart-felt writings reached a global audience...

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AGELESS WRITERS - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Yesterday the Beanery Online Literary Magazine ( www.ProBlogs.com/beanerywriters ) featured Kathleen’s poem about a poet. The work of this very special writer began at age three and continued for a decade before the author died at age 13. Mattie J. T. Stepanek holds a special spot in...

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Imaginative, Original, Pure, Profound Poems by Children - beanerywriters(11,675) Not long ago, while cleaning out my writing files, I found a folder of poems written by elememtary students. They were in my possession because I had been a judge of the children's writing works. I sorted out what was the best of them and we reviewed them at a recent Beanery Writers Group...

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Bookshelves of Conscience - beanerywriters(11,675) Becoming or the “ Habit of Being ,” “ Breathing Lessons .” Is this an “ Oddyssey ?” Living and writing “ Letters to a Young Poet ” has become a Philosophy. Did “ Abraham” know of the “ Dimensions of Poetry?” How does English...

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PERFECT OR FLAWED? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland I t never ceases to amaze me how two people often view the same person very differently. Below are two interpretations of the same persons, Moses and Rocky. Moses: Was his a “life, filled with spectacle, mystery and miracle…the Lawgiver and leader of the Exodus, the...

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PERFECT OR FLAWED? - beanerywriters(11,675) I t never ceases to amaze me how two people often view the same person very differently. Below are two interpretations of the same persons, Moses and Rocky. Moses: Was his a “life, filled with spectacle, mystery and miracle…the Lawgiver and leader of the Exodus, the...

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IF MY MOM WERE... - beanerywriters(11,675) If my Mom were ---a flower she would be a sunflower, because it’s her favorite flower ---a vegetable she would be corn because it’s my favorite kind of vegetable ---a soup she would be wedding soup, because it’s my favorite kind of soup ---a nut she would be a peanut, so I could...

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THE UNUSUAL GROUNDHOG - beanerywriters(11,675) One day I had occasion to visit the manager of a strip mine at his on-site trailer office. Our conversation touched on the availability of coal in the surrounding Pennsylvania countryside. The area had been mined for many decades and though there were still sites on which there was viable coal...

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Advertising on problogs - blog(83) Because of increasing hosting and maintenance costs, it is necessary to place some advertisements on the ProBlogs website. You may notice the advertisements on the side and bottom of some blog pages. This advertising insures that we can offer our free blogging service to everyone. If you do not...

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Nice to Meet Y'all! - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland After many years I’m finally coming out of the imagination into reality! Let me introduce myself. My name is Cochran Cornell. People refer to me as cantankerous, but I cannot understand why. I’m not difficult or irritating! How can I be considered mean-spirited? Why, I’m most...

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BW MEETING MINUTES May 11, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) Carolyn, Sally S., Sal M., Claudette and Joe attended the May 11, 2007 Beanery Writers Group meeting. Some days are not meant to be efficient. I planned our meeting and left the disc with the information on it at home, so had to re-create the items as we went. Then, somehow I deleted the notes on...

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COCHRAN COCKROACH'S LETTER ABOUT FINDING HIS IDENTITY - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Hey, did you read the recent newspaper item? My creator Carolyn did and she showed me the amazing article. It gave me a whole new view of myself. It was even better than those college students making roach robots! You see, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency gave the...

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