Monday, April 1, 2024

Editor's Corner


By Mary E. Adair

April 2024

."Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies.
Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!"

― Charles G.D. Roberts

Brace yourselves! When April rushes in, it's only a brief respite before the highest temperatures Summer holds in store follow. Of course that also makes this month the one to check out the offers for cruises, or other exciting opportunities. If your household includes youngsters, they will have ideas to bring to the table as well. Family time is synonymous with Summertime.

I shall relax. I may even travel. The benefit of growing older.

Thomas F. O'Neill in "Introspective" calls us to examine our Beliefs and where we acquired them. Marilyn Carnell's column "Sifoddling Along" finds new challenges in building a novel, now research is an earnest part of her time. Judith Kroll's column "On Trek" reminds us that everything changes. Pauline Evanosky's column "Woo Woo," topic is Generosity, and how it affects anyone. Ara Parisien in "Author-Medium-Spiritual Teacher" tells her views on Grief and why it can be a gift.

Rod Cohenour and his helpmate develop a new recipe. Their collaboration, M's Coffee-Orange Pork Loin, is perfect for this season before really hot weather takes over. "Cooking with Rod" shares all the ingredients and how to in this issue.. "Armchair Genealogy" by columnist Melinda Cohenour shares her To Do List, detailing some prime effort attempts to accomplish her goals. Mattie Lennon who promised to get more info to us on the works of Jack Byrne does so highlighted by quotes from his subject.. He adds a few more notes on "Under The Bridge."

Walt Perryman's four poems are "Monday Morning Thought for You," "Big Thought about Life's Little Things," "Listen then Think, Before You Talk," and "Another Sunrise.". John I. Blair's four poems are encore presentations ("Ten Men in A Truck," "Deja Vu." and "Mixed Inheritance") except for "Sailing Around The World in My Chair," . Bruce Clifford's two poems are "Technicolor Lights" and "Hanging." Bud Lemire's four poems are "My Truth," "Pay It Forward," "Snownada," and "Unanswered Questions."

Pencil Stubs Online co-founded by Mike Craner and your editor, is still going strong because of his original expertise. Again, I am expressing my gratitude to my talented friend and original webmaster Mike Craner. We place our confidence in him as we have in the past and shall continue doing so.

See you in May!

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