Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Life is better -
Keeping the Beat

Lately it seems life is built on
complex connections, disciplines, serendipity moments and handshakes.

We're always lucky to board the Blogosphere pontoon and collectively journey into the unknown of limitless possibilities together.

Hurry, next pontoon arrives soon.

I thought about this post yesterday while attending
Farmington Elementary School's Fun Run to support their school.

Don't Gum Up the Works

I don't think it was really necessary to close the ceremony with a few "pie in your face" episodes, but they did, and even their Principal Januschka (not pictured here) got his!

By watching all the students during their run of mostly 36 laps per child
(so happy I donated straight pledges) who knew they'd run that many?!

Everyone (including teachers) had a blast.

It wasn't just about music either, or the High Five, Run like an Airplane, or etc. themed laps, 
it was the joining of students all sharing in one important goal, funds for their school and-
More importantly, united friendship.
-and seeing that your teacher dances like nobody's watching.


I'm trying something new in this hopefully, audience participating post.
I'm sharing some up and shining stars from the literary world for your viewing pleasure. 

I'm sure most of you know them too. Give them a shout out in my comments, better yet, buy their books, or whatever! 

Now here comes your part.  
If you're reading this, (this includes the folks introduced at the end) if you're out there contributing, (pulling hairs and whatnot) please present yourself. 
Do leave your link in my comments.

Show Us What You've Got. 

This is where you blog about you! Afterwards, I might brag about you in another post.  

First may I introduce a favorite hermit writer we all know and find ourselves lost in his limitless views of a dreams-do-come-true of photography,
every single day right here in Blogland.
R Mac Wheeler his books here.
and his blog here as well.
Check Mac out on Amazon as well and say hello!


From the comfort of and stepping into her wise and dreamy spiral of Hawaii and pure everyday life-

Cloudia W. Charters blog and author of 
ALOHA Where You Like Go?

Check Cloudia out on Amazon.


Ashley Chappell-Peeples
YA Fantasy Author

(I'm incredibly honored that she sent invited me to this festival and I'll be there on the 10th!)


Celebrating her first book is-
Murees Dupe'


Lisa Shafer- books here.Lisa Schafer see blog here.
Check Lisa out on Amazon.

The age of sharing is a never ending part of life. Every person walking this lovely planet is important, and investing in people, (not just greenbacks but our time as well) is what makes a life well lived.

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."
Elie Wiesel

Celebrate people, and enjoy your weekend everyone.


Karen S. said...

At the risk of folks not having time to read long and lengthy posts I limited this to 5 stars for today! Let me know if you want to be in another post!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love this post - and thought I'd let you know about my book - "Are We Walking to Alasak?" - my true story of our family moving to Alaska in the 1950s and living out away from town.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Cool Beans!!

Thanks for exposing me ;O)

(checks in the mail)

Debbie said...

i enjoyed reading about the school event. kids, outdoors....doing something good, always warms my heart and they often don't get enough credit!!!

there sure are a lot of bloggers who really write...i kno mac, and i know he will appreciate the shout out!!! oooooooh, i just looked up, and yes he did!!!!

Cloudia said...

Why THANK YOU, Karen. Or MAHALO as the islanders say!

The KINDLE E-Book version of "Aloha Where You Like Go?" is available at:

You can read a sample and the wonderful introduction for FREE there.

I love what you are spreading about, Karen. Please consider me your big fan.



Filip and Kristel said...

Like the fisher boats. Makes me think of shrimp.


TexWisGirl said...

very nice of you to feature writer pals. :) you're a really sweet soul.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so awed by writers.
Know and love Mac and Cloudia, and will check out the others...

Murees Dupé said...

Wow, the kids did a lot of laps. The pie in the face sounds like fun, and delicious. Thank you so much for the shout-out. You are very kind. Congratulations to the other authors with new releases as well.

Find my book here

Lisa Shafer said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out!
PS. I do have a new book almost ready. :)

Christine said...

Sounds like a really successful school fund raiser! The kids did good!
How thoughtful of you to share some literary stars here!
Happy weekend!

Jeanie said...

Well, I don't have a book to add to the post but I'm always curious about finding ones I don't know about yet, so thanks for this and the links! About the only thing in my world of late is getting ready for the November art sale and that's keeping me busy enough!

The fair looks tons of fun. I miss those kinds of things!