We welcome a new columnist to our eZine, Charlene Cowley. See the introduction to her in the articles, and her first column, "A Way with Words." Our Pennsylvania born Columnist Thomas F. O'Neill explains how much a year's furlough from his teaching in Suzhou, China, will mean to him. Believe this: his main plan is going back to school himself. His column "Introspective" also includes a couple of video's with links and some pics with students.
"Cooking with Rod" always gives new, tasty recipes and this month touts grilling for hot weather convenience. Rod Cohenour features "Never Fail Chicken Kabobs" and a co-star salad.
"Armchair Genealogy" as stated above is filled with references to the author's family tree members who were engaged in different military occupations, from the Revolution through current times. One can only respect the research and time involved in compiling this info.
Mattie Lennon's "Irish Eyes" gives a brief update on the Listowel Writers and promises more details in July. Judith Kroll aka Featherwind talks of Miracles and Precious Life in her column "On Trek."
Dayvid Clarkson's "Reflections on the Day"shares another of his haiku's wrapped in a beautiful photo, and some of his nightly thoughts, meditations of a sort. "Consider This," LC Van Savage's column is a tribute to a beloved friend, Margo. Her article explains her experiences in learning Etiquette and what stuck and what didn't.
Bruce Clifford's June poems are "You Must Be Fine With This," "Thinking," and "Faults." Bud Lemire sent us "A Compassionate Touch." John I. Blair's poems are "Treats," "Beheading Sages," "Dinosaurs Had Thunderstorms," "A Friend from Egypt," "Finch at My Window Feeder," and "Panda Leanne." The last one includes an illustration, and is dedicated to one of his granddaughters.