Monday, August 1, 2022

Editor's Corner

By Mary E. Adair

August 2022

"Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch.”
– Jane Smiley

In the excessive heat of our summer thus far, staying indoors with a great book to read while the refrigerated Air Conditioner hums a tune in the background is the wisest course of action. Your editor has been adopting such a lifestyle in spite of ordinarily preferrring warm weather to cold wintry blasts of winter. While some escape via various vacationing sites, one is sometimes better off at home.

Preparing a pencilstubs issue is always a revelation. The serendipitous submissions are intriguing and this month has a few. Bud Lemire sent a poem titled "Tme Capsule," while Walt Perryman's "Time" is (Gotta say it) timely. You're certain to discover a few more as you read.

Both poets show two more of their poems: Lemire with "Ernie's Party Store" and "People;" Perryman with "Check-off List" and "A Few Mysteries and Secrets of My Exciting Life." John Blair also sent a triple set titled "Dawn Watcher," "Urban Coyote," and "Anole on The Driveway."

Bruce Clifford, who likes doing song lyrics, penned "The Meaning Of Us" and "Covid20." Dayvid Bruce Clarkson who does the column "Reflections of The Day," also does beautiful artistic presentations as according to him, "...when Spirit moves me." Therefore we're showing "The Journey" as he presented it along with our transcription of the verses.

"A Mother's Lessons" by Danielle Cote Serar shares personal thoughts on the "Intricasies of Infertility." "On Trek" by Judith Kroll offers a free "Healing" tutorial in her column and tells of her way of becoming friends with others. "Reflections of the Day" by Dayvid Bruce Clarkson, discusses how language teaches childen not only item identification but personal attitudes from the teacher that can last forever. Thomas O'Neill uses his column "Introspective" to tell us he will be teaching in a new locale in China, and why.

"Sifoddling Along," by Marilyn Carnell talks about Ozark Families, then and now. "Woo Woo," by Pauline Evanosky, inspires one to focus on nudges from spirit.

"Cooking with Rod”features "Ma New Orleans Tortellini this issue. Mattie Lennon, author of "Irish Eyes," features a rather unpopular action touted by Professor Charles Spense, and talks about the Sam MaGuire Cup finals at Kerry.

The "Armchair Genealogy" column, by Melinda Cohenour who planned to have some up to date genealogy status reports from her daughter who had just been given an assignment where her column titled "My Old Kentucky Home" is located. Then the flooding began and tragic news is all her daughter has access to currently. The historical origins of family are largely in Kentucky and surrounding states.

Michael John Fierro discloses the numerological aspects pending for the United States of America with the July 4, 2022 Birthday as it is a 17/8 Personal Year. Fierro formerly shared columns in our eZine explaining how numerology works and why it is a useful tool for each of us. The 30 columns are accessible by clicking his byline.

Bud Lemire's continued tale '2061' presents Part 6 (the Final Part) for our readers. 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!

Look for us in September.

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