Those Who Came Before~

Photos by Cindy Knoke of ancient petroglyphs and pictographs found in Utah National Parks.

Leave messages,

that are fascinating,

to try,

and interpret.

Ghostly chalk,

on the walls of time.

Left by people,

speaking to us,

telling their tales,

from 4,000 years ago.

Cheers to you from the ancient messengers~

Note: Petroglyphs are carved into rock and pictographs are painted onto rocks using dyes or resins. These petroglyphs and pictographs near Moab Utah are all around. You come upon them as you hike. They are 1500 to 4,000 years old and depict people hunting, both male and female, who appear to be wearing feathers and have weapons. There are antelopes, deer, bears, snakes, birds and other animals, as well as rivers, lakes, the sun and much more. Look and see what you can find, after all, art is open to your interpretation.

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Fantasy Maps for Books Pricing

Something which may prove useful to many of you.

Jo Robinson

Happy New Decade! Hopefully this one will be rather more fabulous than the previous one. It’s been a busy start to 2020 for me, but I like busy so that’s not a bad thing. Mostly I’ve been busy with work for my author clients, but whenever I’ve had a little bit of down time I’ve been diving into my pile of works in progress that have been left gathering dust over the past few years, when it often seemed that the sky had only one desire, which was to fall on my head and beat the daylights out of me. Having figured out that the sky will always be pretty much all around my head all the time without malicious intent, I finally learned to enjoy its dark blue days as well as the pastel shiny rainbow ones, and so life has become a lot more fun.

Just because you…

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The force is strong with this one

These enjoyable books are now also in paperback.

Jim Webster


Every so often you read something in the paper which grabs your attention. For me this was a piece I saw about wolves. Apparently researchers, working with wolf cubs who’d had no contact with humans, tried throwing a ball for them so see what happened.

It seems that the cubs in two litters ignored it completely, but the cubs in a third litter chased it and brought it back to the human (a species they’d never met) so that the person could throw it again.

Now researchers have always assumed that this behaviour is something that wolves/dogs have learned since they were domesticated. But it seems not. It’s something innate in the species, at least at some level.
Now I wouldn’t claim to be the world’s finest trainer of working dogs, or even to be a good one. But my experience is that you do not teach the dog new…

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Discord & Dissension – Part ll – “How did we get here? – Part 1”

Some history we should know.

On The Fence Voters

Note to readers: This week’s post on our ‘Discord and Dissension’ project ended up being too long for a single post, and so it will be presented in two parts. This is the first part, the second will follow this afternoon. It seems we have a lot to say, and this is likely to happen from time to time. 😉

As my good friend Jill over at Filosofa’s Word pointed out in her excellent intro to this project last Friday, Wake Up America! 2020 is here, and if you thought 2016 was bad, buckle up your seat belts. Campaign 2020 promises to be one of the most divisive in history. As we speak, the current president of the United States is about to go on trial in the Senate for two articles of impeachment.

And he’s not happy about it.

But beyond the current chaos in Washington, our political…

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Good People Doing Good Things — Eva & Linda

More good people doing good things.

Filosofa's Word

Today is Wednesday, and you know what that means!  Time to look around at some of the good people in this world who are doing good things to help other.  I have only two today … not that I couldn’t find more, for I could … but I got a bit carried away with these two and ran out of time and space.  But, I think you’ll love these two women!

Eva Gordon of Seattle, Washington, lived to be 105 years old!  Sadly, Eva died last June, but … many will have reason to remember her for much longer.  Let me tell you just a little bit about Ms. Gordon.

She was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and though she very much wished to attend college, it was the height of the Great Depression, and the money simply wasn’t there. Eventually she moved to Seattle where she took a…

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This is from 8-16 Everything sucks…

Kawanee is having problems again.

I’m trying to get home to my family, but it’s hard and there’s so much to do. The financial side of things suck, “We’ll take care of you.” Turned out to have strings attached and meant for a week or two…

I was offered some help from my old boss and family friend but… things happened and now I don’t know if that’s going to pan out or not. 

The offer of manpower to help load was given but- only a handful of people showed up. 

Family members were supposed to come back and help with the driving but-

Workman’s comp claim? Denied…

Hubby’s employer tried to make a nice gesture, but lawyers got involved and that went sideways. Would have been really nice  since I didn’t even get a sympathy card from the company but- *shrug*

My landlord rented my house, I don’t have a place in my hometown…

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