Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the neighborhood. Earth Day Fact Find – Part One

Today we are heading out for an Earth Day Fact Find Scavenger hunt. To feed us all, I asked QI restaurant in Austin to put on a Dim Sum brunch. They agreed, and here is what that brunch looks like. Dim Sum Brunch Menu Crab Meat Fish Maw Soup Dumpling 蟹肉鱼肚汤包 Scallop Caviar Sui Mai […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Mash

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time, and there was a small envelope lying on the front sidewalk. I opened it, and here is what it said “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mash.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!” If you would like to have some fun, visit […]

Friday John Ku – AKA- TGIF

  It is Friday again. This week has flown for me and I can’t put my finger on why. I guess the why doesn’t matter anyway. The important thing is it was a good week. Well, I have to be very honest. At my age, every week is a good one. At least I have […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside.

“Looks like a nice day to be outside.” “Yeah, it does. Not too hot and lots of clouds.” “I see mom put out some flowers.” “Yes, Little One, the first of the season.” “Hey, what’s this. Somebody left a piece of kibble here.” “I would leave that alone if I were you.” “Whoa. This has […]

War of Nytefall: Savagery by Charles E Yallowitz – Blog Tour

It’s Monster vs Monster and Only One will Keep His Head! For the first time in over a century, Clyde will know what it means to feel powerless and weak. Headless bodies appearing across Windemere is only the beginning as Clyde faces the terrifying vampire hunter, Alastyre.  Able to match the Dawn Fang leader in […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

      It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week, Larry, Andrew, and Mike Moore arrived at the warehouse where the SUV was found that spirited ADA Thomas, Lieutenant Mayfield, and Lazar Popović away from the highway patrol headquarters by two guys posing as agents of the FBI. Supposedly Lazar will be traded for […]

Welcome to Harmony Kent and Her New Release – The Vanished Boy

I am very pleased to welcome Harmony Kent to my blog to talk about her latest mystery suspense novel. So without further delay . . . Hi everyone. Harmony here. Thanks so much, John, for letting me visit with you today. I’m so thrilled to share the launch of my latest book with you all. […]

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Start of Construction of Mount Rushmore in 1927 by John. W. Howell

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I…

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #307 by Keith Channing

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 before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do While Birdwatching

This post was originally run on April 11th, 2016. I hope you enjoy it. The inspiration for this list is the fact that birds of all kinds are in the process of migration and spring has sprung.  I thought I would start off with a little bird joke. Vultures As migration approached, two elderly vultures […]