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DARE TO BE A CLOWN: Clown Types - beanerywriters(11,675) The clown standing before me wore size 16 red-trimmed white Pony sneakers. Her horizontally striped costume was covered with multi-colored figures and triangles. It was mismatched, indicating she could not decide what style to whip up on her sewing machine: the blouse had a long sleeve on one...

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Site issues resolved - blog(83) In the past week or two ProBlogs was experiencing several problems with our database and servers. This is why the site wouldn't load yesterday, and is also the reason that we needed to reset the visitor totals of each blog last week. We are pleased to report that the issues now appear resolved...

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MAY 25, 2007 BW MEETING MINUTES - beanerywriters(11,675) NOTE: The next Beanery Writing Group meeting is June 8, 2007 at 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Coffee Bean Café on Rt. 30 in Latrobe, Pa. At the May 25, 2007, Beanery Writers Group meeting there were three new members, so those present introduced themselves. Mustang Sally shared information of...

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WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, or WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT - beanerywriters(11,675) " WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, " OR " WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT " was the theme of the discussion at the May 25, 2007 Beanery Writers Group Meeting. Below are excerpts from two articles used for the discussion ( unfortunately, I’ve lost the reference where they were published): From: Writing True...

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Midlife Christis - beanerywriters(11,675) Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as EAGLES they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Midlife Christis “Abigail, You’ve been mislead by this talk of you becoming a writer....

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FLIGHT 93 CRASH SITE MEMORIAL: How Complex Should it Be? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland There's controversy again at the Flight 93 Crash site Temporary Memorial in Somerset County, Pa. According to a June 6, 2007, Tribune-Review newspaper story. Mike Svonavec, part owner of Svonavec Inc., a stone quarry company owing the 273-acre property, said the company has paid for site security...

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THE SMART CAR - beanerywriters(11,675) Compact cars are proving they can be economical yet still have some pizzazz…The Internet article refers to them as “Sleek and Stylin’”---Today’s small cars are all about good design, great gas mileage and real value, the headline states---small cars don't have to be...

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AQUILA AND PRISCILLA: A Script on their Marriage - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland (Original Post) Genesis creations stories tell us two stories about human beings. In Genesis 1 God creates humans, male and female, to be fruitful and multiply. The Genesis 2 version relates it a little differently---Adam is created first and then Eve is created from his rib. However we read the...

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CALICO ANGEL - beanerywriters(11,675) Calico Angel… the mistress of stitching, patching was handy with needle and thread, so everyone said… The little Rag Doll hit the corner wall with a thud, slid crazily, landed

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BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION - beanerywriters(11,675) A police officer and several persons “flew” out of my neighbor’s yard and down the street while I was sitting on my porch in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, cooling off with a glass of iced tea. I nearly missed them, since I was absorbed in a good book as they flashed by. I yelled...

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LOBSTERS: INSECTS OF THE SEA? - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland My 2003 New England vacation taught me a lot about lobsters. They shed multiple times in their life, mostly as they are growing. Their shell doesn’t grow although they do. Soft-shelled lobsters have molted and have less but sweeter meat. The hard-shelled lobsters haven’t recently...

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BLACK BEAR CONFRONTATIONS: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - beanerywriters(11,675) The color of black bears, usually shades of black or dark brown, can also be chocolate brown, cinnamon or blonde. Some are actually white. Their snout is long---ears are well-rounded---and eyes are small. A short tail accents their big body that weighs in at 125-550 pounds for males and 90-300...

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MOXIE AND ITS MYSTIQUE - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland (Original Post) Southwestern Pennsylvanians drink pop or soda pop. In New England, they order tonic. Either way, the beverage is carbonated, sugary tasting, and usually a well-known brand. That is, unless it’s Moxie, which is neither sweet nor well-known. Moxie is reputed to be the original...

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THE WOOD SHOP - beanerywriters(11,675) Linda V. just joined the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, Pa. This is her first submission. She writes in several different genres. Return to the Beanery Online Literary Magazine at ProBlogs.com/beanerywriters tomorrow night when her bio will be posted. Standing in the doorway, A pause before...

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FATHER'S DAY POEM: "WALK A LITTLE PLAINER, DADDY" - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland " Walk a little plainer, Daddy,” Said a little boy so frail. “I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fail.” Sometimes your steps are very plain---

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Linda V's Bio - beanerywriters(11,675) Veronique Vienne appropriately quotes, “Every new beginning is a merging of holding on and letting go.” Twenty-five years ago, and after the first twenty-five years of living, a new way of life emerged. Today I find myself reinventing my life again, learning about my natural rhythms...

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FATHER'S DAY POEM: "WALK A LITTLE PLAINER, DADDY" - beanerywriters(11,675) " Walk a little plainer, Daddy,” Said a little boy so frail. “I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fail.” Sometimes your steps are very plain---

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THE ISLES OF SHOALS: BEAUTY, MYSTERY, INTRIGUE - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland I just learned of the death of my aunt and uncle, Marion and Gene Stegner. Marion died at March 28, 2007. Gene died June 2, 2007; his memorial service was today, June 16. I’m posting this New England article in their memory. Last year my aunt, Marion Stegner of North Tonawanda, N. Y., put...

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WORKS IN PROGRESS WRITERS GROUP - beanerywriters(11,675) I finally made contact with a writers group in Somerset, Works in Progress Writers Group, lead by Barbara Purbaugh. It is affiliated with Laurel Arts---the group receives no funding but the affiliation connects them with Penn Writers. We talked about group members visiting back and forth. They...

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BW MEETING MINUTES JUNE 8, 2007 - beanerywriters(11,675) Members present: Joe, Linda, Sal, Carolyn, Ron, Colleen (new), Claudette, others I shared a piece of mail from a local theater addressed to: Monte Holland, Beanery Writers Group, addressed to our street location (our mail is directed to a Post Office Box)! A momentary bit of humor… As for...

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A FATHER-DAUGHTER MEMORY - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland (Original Post) Today I’m sharing a piece my husband Monte used for a five-minute radio spot in 1997. It’s appropriate for Father’s Day. I want to share about a conversation I had with my daughter, Sandy, a couple of weeks ago. It took us back to a time over twenty years ago...

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A DOG BISCUIT, A LOST DOG AND A FUNERAL - beanerywriters(11,675) What do a dog biscuit, a lost dog and a funeral visitation have in common? The funeral visitation was for a friend from church, Henry. My husband, Monte, and I wanted to give his wife, Margaret, our condolences. As we left the house I did my usual “Wait, I’ve forgotten...

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NOT WORDS, JUST PRESENCE - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland (Original Post) The twelve-year old peeked into the dining room where her new step-aunt, Carole, lay on the couch, her crying body softly shaking. Not knowing what to do, yet unable to do nothing, Katherine hesitatingly moved toward the couch. Self-conscious, she sat on the floor beside Carole....

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BLUE MOONS AND NATURES OTHER BLUES - CarolynCHolland(9,534) CarolynCHolland Tonight, May 31, 2007, “the Moon will turn full on May 31 at 9:04 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (6:04 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time), according to The Truth Behind This Month’s Blue Moon, authored by Joe Rao, an instructor and guest lecturer at New York's Hayden Planetarium....

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BEANERY WRITERS MEETING NOTICE - beanerywriters(11,675) Just a reminder about the Beanery Writers Group meeting this Friday, June 22, 2007 at the Coffee Bean Cafe on Rt. 30 in Latrobe. For further information E-mail beaneryblog@yahoo.com and put the word MEETING in the subject line. Carolyn

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