for being in the world in new ways,
for throwing off the cold and dark spots of life.”
– Joan D. Chittister
June being the fabled month of Brides a few romantic poems arrived in time for this issue. Many weddings in your editor's family, even one of her own. But June brings ripe melons to enjoy-- cantaloupe, Honeydew, watermelon, and even miniature watermelons. Swimming time, vacation travels, and for those stay at home people time to binge watch those TV series you’ve been looking forward to.
Scott Chase returns to our pages with Three poems in a romantic vein “Answered,” “Drawn to You,” and “My Angel Nurse."" Perryman's two verses are "Today" and "Sleepy."
Bruce Clifford adds "The Many Facets of You," "Arranged Marriage," and "Like A Time Machine." Bud Lemire has four poems, titled "A Memory and A Song," "Cherish Each Moment," "The Gun," and the touching "Old Dog."
Danielle Cote Serar's column "A Mother's Lessons" admits time is flying by faster than she would like as she observes her children growing up. Judith Kroll's column "On Trek" poses a question, “What if?” and expounds on her subject. "Reflections of the Day" by Dayvid Bruce Clarkson, confides that his Hippie days fell short of securing the peace and freedom he had expected, then adds it was a lesson learned. Thomas O'Neill presents a tale to remember and honor a dear friend.
Marilyn Carnell, author of "Sifoddling Along," shared a few helpful techniques to involve oneself in uplifting crafts and projects for summertime. "Woo Woo," by Pauline Evanosky, declares laughter can be magical and explains her theory.
. "Cooking with Rod” brings us Pollo Queso Rodrigo with his process to simplify preparation. Mattie Lennon, author of "Irish Eyes," reveals the story behind the once popular race track Prince, and lists Literature releases as well as historical compositions.
In "Armchair Genealogy" column, Melinda Cohenour, has an enlightening column concerning the advances by Ancestry’s implementation of the new information about DNA. Since a picture is supposed to take the place of or enhance words, her column employs many such informative tools..
Bud Lemire's continued tale '2061' presents Part 4 for our readers. We will continue with future installments monthly. Enjoy!
We continue to thank our co-founder and webmaster, Mike Craner, whose knowlege and expertise keeps Pencil Stubs Online actually online. He does it well as we are now in our 25th year. Thanks, Mike, for everything!