Friday, August 1, 2014

Editor's Corner


“The Course in Miracles says a miracle is a shift in perception that removes in me a block between me and my awareness of love's presence.”...Mary Morrissey.

The subject of Love and Miracles is an ongoing one in this late summer issue. The Bible speaks much of Love, (in many different chapters and verses....) and it is the primary subject ventured into by poets the world over. Yet you may never have looked at it quite the way Adam of Bremen spoke through our Merlin of "Merlin Insights." Merlin tells us, "This is a piece I did some while ago now, over a year I think. I used to regularly channel from a very talkative monk named Adam from Bremen in Germany. I did find him on the internet so I know he did exist in that time." Some deep thoughts here.

Judy Kroll aka Featherwind makes a case with a personal example against "Injustice" in her column "On Trek." Peg Jones (Angel Whispers) discusses Joy and suggests ideas for including it in our lives.
Mattie Lennon, (Irish Eyes) spruced up and attended the Miss Ireland pageant and brings us the story of one of the contestants, Susan Jane Dunne, Miss Kilkenny. Thomas F. O'Neill (Introspective) tells a moving story in "Life's Synchronicities."

John I. Blair's column "Always Looking - People Who Made A Difference XX" features the Lady of the Lamp: Florence Nightingale. His two poems for August are "Summer Hawk," and "Healing."
"I Can't Imagine" by Bruce Clifford and "Triumphant ~6-18-2014~ by M. Jay Mansfield aka Fire Eagle are single submissions for August from those two poets. Both of them have had some personal tunnels to get through this year. Bud Lemire presents "At The Band Shell," "Lynn and The Martins," "Within Our Time" and "Competition."

Phillip Hennessy aka Philipo ran across a couple poems he wrote in 2009 not shared by Pencilstubs previously: "Trust" and "A Crushed and Broken Person." Bethany Davies returns with "A Woman's Story."

Special this month is an essay by Susan Diane Lynch aka Spirit 0662 in the articles section: "Life is about Change." It may be exactly what you needed to realize today.

Michael John Fierro is focusing on personal pursuits during this Summer, and will be MIA until further notice. Also absent this issue is Mark Crocker aka Rabbo and his serialized tale about Lexi written from Lexi's perspective, with a busy schedule keeping him from his writing.

As always we thank Mike Craner, our beloved webmaster. His summer has had its peaks and its valleys but yielded many beautiful pictures to preserve memories.

Look for the September issue of Pencil Stubs Online. Note: authors can send in their work for that now.

Click on Mary E. Adair for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.
This issue appears in the ezine at and also in the blog with the capability of adding comments at the latter.


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