Category Archives: Stories

Campaigning for Compassion…

The focus of this month’s BeZine is “All God’s Creatures”. Try closing your eyes for a moment and imagining a world without animals. No gentle bird song to wake you in the morning, no coyotes or owls to sing you … Continue reading

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Animal Stories

In keeping with this month’s theme at the BeZine, I thought I’d recommend some of the best books about animals that I have read. The theme “All God’s Creatures” immediately reminded me of one of my favorite series of animal … Continue reading

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These Hallowed Halls of Hope

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” –Neil Gaiman When I saw the theme of “At-Risk Youth” listed for November at The BeZine,  my first thought was how important libraries are … Continue reading

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~ Grande’s Mandolin (Revised) ~

(August’s theme at the BeZine is Music.  This is a piece I wrote some years ago and it never felt finished, so I thought I would revise it and set it here for all you fine readers to enjoy. I … Continue reading

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The B Zine

Hello, all you readers! I wanted to let you know about a really neat collaboration of creative and amazing individuals, called the “B Zine”.  The B Zine is a collective effort by writers from the sites Beguine Again and The … Continue reading

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The Man Who Planted Trees

If you haven’t read or heard the tale, “The Man Who Planted Trees” by French author Jean Giono, it is a wonderful story about how one person can have a tremendous impact on the world! It’s also a story of … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Elements, Environment, Food For Thought, Friendship, Inspiration, Life, Nature, Stories, Trees, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

An amazing story for National Poetry Month!

I have been filled with all things poetry so far this month, and today I came across a story, quite unexpectedly, of a poet. People e-mail me interesting things, or share neat links with me on Facebook, and when they … Continue reading

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A few bits of Soul Sustenance – A story, a quote and a poem

One of the things I like about parables or fables is that they have seeds of truth and wisdom condensed into “bite-sized” amounts of reading. I enjoy looking for new ones which I haven’t read and sometimes come across old … Continue reading

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The Moral of the Porcupine

This is another great e-mail from a friend. I hope it makes you smile as much as it did for me! 🙂 Enjoy! MORAL OF THE PORCUPINE I never knew porcupines were so cute as babies. Good story with a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Dahl!

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl, author of many, … Continue reading

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