Busy! Busy! Busy!

With immediate effect, I am not expecting to be doing much in the way of Posts or responding to Comments however, be assured that after about a couple of weeks, things should be back to normal. In the meantime, and with the holiday season approaching very fast, please consider the book lovers/readers on your list

“Just Thinking” may be just right for the budding poet/writer, or for that individual who likes to be provoked into deep thought … or for that person who wants a “coffee table book” for when they have a few moments free! This is a non-profit venture.

“The Odessa Chronicles” is a book of short fun stories for children ages 4 to 104.

“Who Said I was up for Adoption?” covers the emotional roller coaster ride of the first 18 months of living with Ray … my first dog. All the things that I learned from vets, trainers, friends, and a dog psychologist are included and (bonus), unlike so many dog stories, the hero of this book is still alive and well! This is also a non-profit venture.

All three books are available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats. Click the book covers over in the right column (may have to scroll down) for more information. All three books are available worldwide from all the usual on-line book retailers, and direct from Friesen Press Bookstore if preferred.

https://books.friesenpress.com/store/search?q=Colin+chappell

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“My Dream”

November 11, being designated here as “Remembrance Day” is today acknowledging that 100 years ago, a devastating war concluded. Given that we were embroiled in another one just over 20 years later does pose the question “Didn’t we learning anything about ourselves?” Here we are in 2018 and, looking as far back as the end of WWII, I once again wonder “Why are we still not getting it?”

The following poem is from my book “Just Thinking” Continue reading

The Dewey Farm Cat Blues (Oh yeah)!

What happens when a cat (Dewey), a Barn Owl (Odessa), and a Jackalope (Jaxon) decide to live together on an empty farm and be friends? What happens when Joshua (eventually named man-servant by Dewey) fulfills his retirement dream of buying a little farm out in the country, totally oblivious to the fact that he will not be alone? That scenario forms the basis of many short stories in “The Odessa Chronicles” (stories for children ages 4 to 104). The following is an extract from one of the stories: Continue reading