I feel the sentiment of the following quote in a small way, often, about my writing and my poems especially. The ones I think are the best receive relatively little attention. The ones I consider mediocre seem to find greater acceptance among readers. Continue reading
What’s the best time of week and hour of the day to start running a sale? FPress is going to do a crazy Christmas sale. Watch for it.
With all this tiring talk of war, one would think we’d avoid the subject. Wrong. Continue reading
A sample poem for a poetry mag website really spoke to my experience. Continue reading
Earlier in the week we received vol. 56 of The Voice of Truth International. Continue reading
It’s a very old heresy. Riches is a sign of righteousness. The righteous, blessed as they must be by God, are rich. Continue reading
by Margaret L. Been
[Both the essay and the painting, “The Mist of Time,” are Margaret’s art. I asked to publish this essay, from her book Painting Your Canvas: Artful Reflections for Keepers at Home (Phillips, WI: Elk River Books, 2007), p. 5. See info at end on how to order.]
It was late in the 1950s — maybe 1959. I took the left-over holiday ham — still on its big, clunky bone — out of the refrigerator, to slice it up for our day-after-Christmas lunch. One of our luncheon guests sat at my kitchen table, observing the young children as they played on the kitchen floor while the baby bobbled about in his bouncy chair.
Then the guest turned her attention to the ham and my ritual of slicing. With sardonic precision, she questioned: “Is this what you are doing with your life?” Continue reading