Twelve Generations After the Mayflower

I met Beth Splaine last summer at the writer’s retreat where I was working on Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. Each evening we read portions of our work, so she was aware of my efforts to retell this famous story as a historical novel, with special emphasis on the perspective of the Natives and women. As a result of that event, I signed a contract with Green Writers Press to publish the book. […]

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Rethinking Valentine’s Day

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  ― William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well. I’ve come to be wary of Valentine’s Day. I like the idea of giving – more accurately the idea of receiving chocolate on this day. I like flowers, but I appreciate them more when still growing in a garden. I don’t mind the cards, but frankly, I’d rather skip the cards and enjoy the shade of a tree that […]

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Pastor Kevin Ruffcorn

The Power of Community

In Search of Community by the Rev. Dr. Kevin Ruffcorn A colleague I’ve never met has written about both the challenge and importance of finding a new faith community in retirement. Thank you Pastor Ruffcorn for sharing both your personal challenge in finding a new community and reminding us of the value of accepting that challenge. <><><><><><><><><><><> For over forty years I built communities. I was a Lutheran pastor. It was important work, but it […]

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Rochelle Melander author

Achieve Your Goals for 2020

Do you have a plan to achieve your goals for 2020? Do you struggle to achieve your goals? Guest blogger Rochelle Melander offers insights about why we sometimes struggle to achieve our goals. The Life-Changing Magic of Engaging with Life By Rochelle Melander Last year, I talked with a writing buddy about our social media problem: hanging out online was interfering with our writing productivity. Does that ever keep you from achieving your goals? I […]

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Christine Eberle - "Write That Book"

“Go Write That Book”

I asked Christine Eberle to write this guest blog “Go Write That Book” after I read the book she published through the same venue I’m using to publish my forthcoming Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. We met through the Vermont When Words Count writing retreat center. I read some portion of her Finding God in Ordinary Time almost every day. I hope you enjoy reading about how this book came to be. ++++++++++++++++++++ “Go Write That […]

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