The Secret – Part II

Dewey and the man-servant both shook their heads and walked back to Jaxon’s straw pile, but Jaxon was not there. For Jaxon to be out at night was very unusual, so they both decided to stay there for a while and catch him when he returned. It was not long. Continue reading

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The Secret – Part I

The following is Part I of “The Secret”, a story from the book “The Odessa Chronicles” which is ideal for all children ages 4 to 104. Continue reading

Welcome …

… to the many new bloggers that have clicked the Follow button (or otherwise followed) this past few months. I do hope that you will return and check out the site. If you have a good imagination, find yourself a nice comfortable chair; help yourself to a latte (or whatever your taste dictates); put your feet up and give yourself a tour of the various categories. Continue reading

Odessa is flying!

Below is the latest review of “The Odessa Chronicles”

My daughter and I both enjoyed the stories about Odessa and her friends. November 11, 2018

We loved how the animals were brought to life as real beings with their own personalities and attitudes. We also liked how the man servant showed compassion and understanding even though he was often confused. We recommend this book to all ages for a light, fun reading experience. “ Continue reading

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 Continue reading

“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