The espresso machine needs the dregs drawer emptied before making another cup. During the process, it occurred to me that this was Saturday, so I should be getting a prompt from Linda Hill’s blog. Waiting for my first cup had my mind spinning with the possibilities of what that prompt could be. Having a […]

This week’s snow in the East produced some Good News. Here is a report from Station WTHR TV  Channel 13 in Indianapolis, Indiana, about a story in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Author: WTHR.com staff Published: 3:16 PM EST January 19, 2022 Updated: 3:36 PM EST January 19, 2022 BETHEL PARK, Pa. — A football coach in […]

“Look out, Lucy. Looks like a snake to me.” “Pretty skinny snake, Little One.” “Yeah, but it sure is long.” “It’s not moving. So maybe it’s something else.” “Like what can it be?” “Let me give it the once over.” “Be careful. It seems to go on forever.” “No talking while I sneak up on […]

IN Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

  Here is a post from January 19th, 2015. Clearly,.  I was in the Walter Mitty mood that day. I hope you enjoy it. * * * Mondays creep up on me sometimes. I guess I should remember how quickly the weekend goes and not be surprised. Needing to do another Top Ten list got […]

We are heading to the Justice Center in Lakeway to witness a give-a-way conducted there. As most of you know, Texas was hard hit last February with freezing temperatures which caused power loss and dangerous conditions. The Young Men’s Service League, which is made up of Lake Travis High School (in Lakeway) students, collected items […]

  The day wakes like any other. Its dark curtain slowly rises to reveal hazy images of deer and trees. The cement driveway reflects the glow of the yard lamp. The effect is converting an ordinary grey slab to the appearance of polished granite. It is a rainy day. Always welcome but at the same […]

Here is a good news story from the Good News Network about a police officer saving a dog’s life without considering his own danger. The story is replicated in its entirety. Officer Jonathan Smith, 30, was called to Bond Lake near Lewiston, New York, after receiving reports of a Labrador falling in about 50 yards […]

“So Twiggy. We have a golden opportunity right here.” “What do you mean? The dishwasher is unattended. Check it out. I’ll keep an eye out.” “Okay, but what do I do when I get there?” “Goodness. Don’t tell me you’ve never done the dishes?” “Isn’t that what a dishwasher does?” “No, yes. I mean, look […]

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.combefore 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]