Often times when we are on the cell phone or having a conversation in a public place, we become oblivious to others within listening range. At a restaurant, I was helping a fellow author friend plot her novel. She had reached a stagmire in the plot, basically dug a whole for her protagonist that she couldn’t climb out of. It involved a murder.
As we brainstormed the crime, I glanced over her shoulder to the next booth where an elderly woman appeared wide-eyed and nervous. She quickly glanced way when our gazes locked. Sensing her angst, I slipped out of the booth, handed her my bookmark, and whispered, “It’s okay. We are authors.”
Her shoulders relaxed as a smile crept onto her lips. I winked and went back to my table confident our conversation no longer gave her indigestion.
Julie B Cosgrove
Author of the award winning Bunco Biddies Mysteries
We all have experienced that sinking feeling when a typo slips through our scrutiny and that of editors and proofreaders. The editors of this magazine probably gets that, don’t you think?
Guess she is NOT a vegan.
COMMAS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Do not shampoo in the shower. Stop that habit right now!
I just noticed what it states on my shampoo bottle: Adds Volume and Fullness.
With all those suds cascading down as we rinse our heads,
no wonder Americans can’t lose weight!
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An original cartoon by CAN author and parenting guru, Sarah Hamaker
One day, my friend, Kim, was teaching her toddler about the American flag. She pointed to the stars on the flag, and told the little girl that each star was for one of the 50 states in our nation—like Arizona, Texas,California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and so on, until she listed all of the states.
When Kim finished, her little girl looked up and with wide-eyed innocence said, “Which star is for Baby Jesus?”
Thank you, Jackie M. Johnson, for sending us this and sharing it with us!
Jackie M. Johnson is an author and blogger. Her books include Power Prayers for Women, the breakup recovery resource When Love Ends and the Ice Cream Carton Is Empty and Praying with Power When Life Gets Tough. Jackie also blogs for singles at Living Single on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk website.