Author Archives: John W. Howell

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in the Yard

“What are you doing little one?” “I thought this leaf was a caterpillar, but it’s not.” “I can vouch for that. It’s not.” “Why don’t we have any caterpillars?” “For one it is the wrong time of year. We normally have them in late spring.” “I just have my mind set on being able to […]

Tuesdsay – A Little Personal – Kreative Kue #373 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 your offering (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before Sunday evening UK time. If you post it […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Are Editing Your Book.

This post was initially run on November 7th, 2016. However, life is still the same, and I hope you enjoy it again. * * * The inspiration for this list is, well, frankly, my latest labor over the editing process. I hope you enjoy the list, and I have done some of these things. Top […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Shark Week Scavenger Hunt – Part I

This week we are going on a scavenger hunt sponsored by the Lakeway Parks and Recreation. Here is some information about the hunt. 26 shark pages are hidden along the walking trail at Lakeway City Park.  One for each letter of the alphabet! You will find them along the sidewalk from the upper level, through […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Discuss a Blogging Break.

“Looks like a beautiful Day, Little one.” “Sure does. How about a game of tag?” “Okay, but before we play, I have some news for you.” “News? Are we getting a new toy?” “Not that kind of news. This is more important.” “Oh oh. You are starting to make me nervous.” “No need to be […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 372 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 your offering (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before Sunday evening UK time. If you post it on […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at an Auto Show.

This post originally ran on October 6th, 2016. It still looks like good advice. I hope you enjoy it. * * * The inspiration for this list came as I walked around the Mustangfest on Saturday. I swear all of these are made up, and I did not use actual personal experiences to compile this […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Drought and Preview

Today, we will visit Lake Travis in Lakeway to assess the effects of the drought and the 22 days straight of above 100-degree F (37.7 C) temperatures. Also, there will be a new scavenger hunt next week, but I think previewing it while we are at the lake would be fun. We are being catered […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Wallpaper

  A leisurely wait for the magic restorative brew to be finished causes the mind to wander. A quick thought on the subject of redecorating raised by The Producer reminds me to pay attention to the task at hand. The very idea of hanging wallpaper turns the spine into an ice-filled waterfall. The coffee is […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay/Good News

Today’s good news story comes from Boyd’s Land of 10,000 Stories. Here it is without edit. A 15-year-old decided his town needed a veterans memorial. He raised $77,000 and built one Dominique Claseman built Olivia, Minnesota a veterans memorial for his Eagle Scout project. He finished it before his 17th birthday. Author: Boyd Huppert Published: […]