Tag Archives: John W. Howell Author

Views of the Neighborhood – Winter Survival Give-a-Way

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 […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “A Rainy Day.”

  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 […]

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

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 […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Do Dishes

“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 […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 342 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 keithchanning@gmail.combefore 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]

Top Ten Things Not to do When Writing an Amazon Review

This post was published on January 12, 2015. I think it still has merit. A little warning. If you plan to reblog this without reading it, be careful. This is a humorous look at Amazon reviews and not intended as an instructional piece. (Whew, glad I got that off my chest.) I hope you enjoy […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Time Scavenger Hunt – Part Two

Welcome to part two of the Time scavenger hunt. It is only fitting in the new year that we give time it’s due. So we will be looking for clocks number six through ten. If you missed one through five last week, go HERE. Today we are catered by Bangers Smokehouse of Austin. Our entertainment […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “In the”

  In the month of December there were holidays on Saturday. Now that the holidays are about over, it is time to pay attention to the Stream of Consciousness prompt hosted by Linda Hill. In fact, I was sitting on the back porch drinking coffee when it occurred to me that I had not seen […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – Fri-Yay/Good News

Today’s good news is about an endangered species in Scotland. This story appeared on the Good News Network and is duplicated here in its entirety. A man who found a tiny kitten buried in snow thought it was a lost cat—only to find it was one of the most endangered mammals in Europe. SWNS 32-year-old […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy After the Frost

“Well, Little One, it sure is a lot warmer this morning.” “You can say that again. I hate those cold temperatures.” “Yeah, I do too. I wonder if any plants were hurt with the freeze.” “Freeze? What do you mean?” “When the temperature goes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero Celsius, it is called a […]