24 December 2008

Funny Christmas Conversations: Parents to Their Children










Funny Christmas Conversations: Parents to Their Children - Bonfires on the levee light the way like an airplane landing strip of lights for Santa and his reindeer to find their way along the Mississippi River on Christmas Eve night!

By Denny Lyon

19 December 2008

Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine












Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine - article by Denny Lyon - Utilize spices in your food to give healing support to that cold or flu. Here’s an easy exotic and delicious soup recipe when you are feeling miserable. Soup recipe included.

Let's face it, poets are a sensitive breed! We need lots of TLC and this is just the trick. Enjoy!

By Denny Lyon
Photo by meaduva @ flickr

17 December 2008

Tips to Welcome Everyone to HubPages!












Tips to Welcome Everyone to HubPages! These days my favorite online writing site is HubPages! Why? Lots of reasons. One is that you can publish immediately. No waiting for an overloaded editorial staff to get to you 3 days to a week later. Of course, you have to be your own editor to maintain quality.

What's also great is that HubPages is linked to Blogger. Why is that important? You can populate your blogs by writing for HubPages!

Lots of friendly people over at HubPages too. Give it a try.

Plenty of poets over there. If you want your poetry to get noticed more then try writing an article (they call it a hub) around your poem.

Search engines have an easier time understanding the title of an article/hub than a poem's title which may be about a double meaning or a bit obscure. Great for those of us who like symbolism and great literature but bad for getting a lot of reads through a search engine.

Here's the link for HubPages if you are interested.

By Denny Lyon
Photo by hans s @ flickr

14 December 2008

What Really Makes Me So Smart - part one




What Really Makes Me So Smart - part one

Well, that’s an arrogant title! What can I say? I find the truth amusing – even about myself - and possess the boldness to speak it out loud. “Wow! What an ego!” you say? Now that you have made an assumption about where this story is going, well, just read on; you won’t be disappointed.

By Denny Lyon
Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr

13 December 2008

Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress












Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress: "Storytelling is a great stress reliever. People love to tell pet stories. We all have one. What’s yours?"

By Denny Lyon
Photo by Denny Lyon - golden Curty and tuxedo Leonardo, featured in the article! They are famous! Get their paw print now! Limited edition of 6 million available... grin

08 December 2008

We Believe In Santa





We Believe In Santa

1,000 views of all the many photos here and counting!

Over 50 photos of Santa's believers and Santa sightings! Do you believe in Santa? Do you believe in spreading goodwill? Join us this season to gift others with more than mall presents.

By Denny Lyon
Photo by Weaselmcfee @ flickr

06 December 2008

Poem by CJ Beige



Photo by Matti Mattila @ flickr







Since it's the Christmas season and I absolutely LOVE the holiday season - here's a lovely poem by a friend of mine. He is a trucker who travels America.

While he's driving he composes wonderful poetry in his head, most of it is love poetry to his beautiful wife. What woman would not love to be immortalized in poetry?

After reading my article We Believe In Santa he was inspired to write his answer in poetry form. My fellow poets are such fun!

***

Santa's Love


Santa's like the wise men,
He's dad and mother too,
He's your friend and neighbor,
And someone that's there for you.

He's your pal and buddy,
And your confidante you see,
He's on every corner,
Every home is where he'll be.

He wants to see you happy,
‘Cause he gives the gift of love,
He gives it from his heart of gold,
And from the Lord above.

Three wise men honored Jesus,
The night that was His birth,
They honored Him with gifts because
The wise men knew His worth.

Santa's truly in our heart,
With every gift we give,
Santa's love just like the Lord’s,
Forever they will live.

C.J.Beige (John)
Copyright 26 November 2008
All Rights Reserved

05 December 2008

Quote: quality of the mind

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.



Photo by Lauren Close @ flickr

The second rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.



Photo by DerrickT @ flickr

The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
— A. A. Milne



Photo by Southbank Steve @ flickr

Healing, part 2: Keep Your Joy










Healing: Keep Your Joy: "Part Two - Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life? Do you know what keeps you off balance in life?"

By Denny Lyon
Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

03 December 2008

Healing, part one: Universal Spiritual Principles That Work












Healing: Universal Spiritual Principles That Work
- Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life? Minus the religious perspective, practical all the way. In the end, it's just another social issue...

By Denny Lyon
Photo by _cr_ @ flickr

02 December 2008

Quote: live your day




"Live as if you were to die tomorrow." - Mahatma Gandhi


Photo by imageshack

01 December 2008

Resource: Grandparents.com




Poems to share with children -

While watching TV an interesting ad came on about a site called grandparents.com. I went to take a look and here was this amusing poem and a description about a children's poet laureate. How fun!

Also, thought this might be a good resource for grandparents and parents alike as there are many good activities for all ages. This site really encourages interaction more in depth than the mundane sites that make your eyes glaze over and roll back into your head. Well-written site and easy to navigate - and they had poetry!

Excerpt from A Pizza the Size of the Sun poem:

I'm making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that's sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

Jack Prelutsky is widely acknowledged as the poet laureate of the younger generation and very entertaining!

Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Drawings by James Stevenson
The creators of the bestselling
The New Kid on the Block and
Something Big Has Been Here
Greenwillow Books, $18
ISBN 0-688-13235-9
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