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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