Compliments of the Season

Wishing you and yours all the best for this season and for the upcoming year.

2021 has been a tumultuous year. I am sure it has been the same for many of you as well. I am grateful for the love and the support for the site from many of you. May we continue to learn and strive together.

To my brother and sister blogs you continue to inspire me to do more and read more. To my readers, I am tremendously grateful for you, that you keep showing up. I hope I have helped you in some small way. And would like to wish you and your family all the best for the season and the upcoming new year.

Overall, Kudos to you all. Happy a Blessed & Prosperous 2022!

Season’s Greetings & Happy New Year

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Wishing you and yours all the best for this season and for the upcoming year.

2020 has been a year of upheavals, challenges and triumphs. Together we have weathered the storm. Thank you for the love, support and community that you have given me, it has helped me to continue to create and share things here. I wish you all everything that you wish for yourself, and hope that this new year will be better than the last.

To my brother and sister blogs keep doing what you are doing, you are all great mentors and sources of inspiration. To my followers thank you for the outpouring of support and continued love, may these quotes continue to inspire you to get on with your work and to keep writing. That above all is what I strive to do here. Love, blessings and all the best for you and your family.

Keep striving. Keeping moving. Keep outdoing yourself.

Have a Happy & Prosperous 2021!

Happy New Year 2020


Hello Dear Friends, Fellow Bloggers, and Readers,

Thank you for making this past year a truly great affair. I appreciate you stopping by, viewing and sometimes commenting. I do apologize for not posting or sharing more stories from other contributors, however this year has been somewhat hectic for me trying to juggle work, school, blogging and writing. Hopefully we will be able to share and contribute more with each other in the upcoming year.

Once again, thank you and God Bless. I wish you all, all the best in this new year.

Just remember to take it, step by step.

And have a Happy New Year!!!

Inspirational Quote # 1515

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The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read

Catch the latest episode of The Delta Pearl, 5 — Read. Thanks Teagan and readers. Do have an enjoyable weekend!

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Hello, my chuckaboos!  Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, The Delta Pearl.

So far we’ve met passengers who include a young, but somewhat nurotic prodigy of an inventor, Dr. Victor Elam. He’s a little older than Émeraude, and she is quite intrigued, despite his imperfections.  Or maybe because of them.  Can anyone so young truly be so accomplished?

Also, we met a very wealthy couple, Randal and Eliza Needleman.  Oh, and their little dog.  Randal earned the respect and gratitude of Sid (the Cadete) through his personality and a generous tip, when the dog got loose.  Eliza seems companionable in her interaction with Émeraude.  Are they as down-to-earth as they seem?

Then there was a young couple on their honeymoon, Harrison and Hyacinth Harvey. Unfortunately they were stuck with their nephew Hershel.  Don’t tell, but I suspect the cherubic…

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The Delta Pearl 4 — Greet

Check out another hair-raising adventure on Teagan’s The Delta Pearl. Current episode, chapter 4.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Original photo by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by TeaganOriginal photo by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by Teagan

Welcome back to the #steampunk riverboat, my chuckaboos!  

As you know, I’m re-writing a nearly finished novel, The Delta Pearl, for this serial.  That has resulted in a few changes, such as the heroine, Émeraude, becoming several years younger.  Now both she and one of the passengers (Victor Elam — you met him last time) are in their teens.  Although Victor is a little older than Émeraude.

A story set on a riverboat will have a lot of characters.  Between the passengers and the crew, that’s unavoidable, at least when I’m telling the tale.  I’m trying to make it easier for you to keep track of all these people by how I name them.  Throughout this week, I’ve done a lot of work, renaming the passengers.  Many of you know that I put a lot of…

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Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah

Ready, set, go…the latest episode of Brotherly Love is up…come see, read it for yourself. Brother Love 9 — A Hallelujah
Bow Tie, Speaking in Tongues, Cardboard Fan. Thanks Teagan for letting me re-blog.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Collage featuring hymnal by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by TeaganCollage featuring hymnal by Dan Antion. Tomfoolery by Teagan

Welcome back to the crossroads.    

I think this is an upbeat chapter.  You could say it has a good gospel beat.  (Winks.)  However, the characters experience some uncertainty.  Hence the melody in this introduction.

In Chapter 7 — A Lament,  Birdie Devovo was reluctant to go to the revival service, even though Dough Armstrong asked her to be there for moral support.  When they arrived, we saw Birdie had good reason for not wanting to go.  This time Doug has to struggle with something. 

Those struggles put me in mind of one of my favorite songs, Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen.  The song is not about religion, and neither is this story.  Even though the song is from a later era, it felt like a perfect fit.  I love hearing Cohen sing…

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Brother Love 8 — A Confession

What’s Saturday without Brotherly Love? Have you fill yet? Read the latest episode here, Brother Love 8 — A Confession. Thanks Teagan.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Welcome back to the crossroads.    

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This chapter has two things from  Dan Antion, who shares his photographs to illustrate Brother Love.  Read on to see how I used Bubblegum and Newspaper in this episode.

The third “thing” that is used to drive Chapter 8 is from Fraggle, aka C. J. Hyslop, who is a marvelous photographer.  It’s easy to see what a terrific imagination she has at Fraggle’s Other Place.  What was Fraggle’s thing?  Camera, of course!

I have to give Dan credit for a line in this chapter.  In our discussion about the two evangelists who inspired my Doug Armstrong character, Dan talked about something the preacher from his past said about not inviting people to dinner.  Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean. 

Chapter 7 — A Lament.

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