Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Editor's Corner

September 2015

"Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -- Mattie Stepanek. 
Collaboration in its best form for me is when the authors get their work in to be published and it does get released on time. Welcome to poet George Nelson aka geniii, long time chat friend from Spirit Web Chat days - the original chat from Switzerland. He has two tone poems this issue, reflective, whimsical, and the kind to set you to dreaming: "Alchemist" and "The Winds."

Bud Lemire, both poet and photographer, illustrates some of his poetry for September: "It's The Right Move," "Sweat," "The Journal of Life," "The U.P. State Fair Again," "The Ballad of Mike and Bev," and "Fun -eral." The last one there is not depressing but more of a 'what-if' idea.

Phil Hennessy shares another link to You Tube for his poem, "The Words" along with some background on its composition. "You're Looking Right Through Me Again" comes in from Bruce Clifford.

New column this month with "Armchair Genealogy" done as only she can, by your editor's youngest sister Melinda (Carroll) Cohenour. Enjoy! "Introspective" arrives from China authored by Thomas F. O'Neill, giving us some insight into life there. Dublin, Ireland, home of Mattie Lennon our "Irish Eyes" author, is filled with interesting personalities which Lennon brings forth with humor and respect. The "Cooking with Rod" Column with new author, Roderick Cohenour features Arroz con Pollo with his precise instructions including tips gained from long experience.

The article is by our co-founder and webmaster Michael Craner on "Veterans – The Unique Family." Good reading, and with a personal understanding, being a veteran himself.

Rebecca Morris' serial "The Adventures of Ollie Dare" continues with Chapter 5 "Ollie-Dare Goes Camping" for this issue. Share this with your reading youngsters.

Thanks again to Mike Craner for his expertise and patience that allows this little ezine to continue its mission of encouraging writers, experienced and beginners, and to promote reading. TV has done a lot to discourage reading as a pastime, but we are holding fast.

We will be looking for the return of Nancy Park and John Blair, both who let us know Summer activities were at the top of their priorities for the August issue, but expect to be refreshed and ready for writing soon.

Click on author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.
This issue appears in the ezine at www.pencilstubs.com and also in the blog www.pencilstubs.net with the capability of adding comments at the latter.

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