Fantastic Friday Finds presents! Favorite Link of the Week a Publication of Patty’s Worlds Publishing #AbbieJohnsonTaylor, #AnnChiappetta, #JoElizabethPinto, #MarleneMesot, #RobbieCheadle, #TrishHubschman, #KevinHubschman

Fantastic Friday Finds presents! Favorite Link of the Week a Publication of Patty’s Worlds Publishing #AbbieJohnsonTaylor, #AnnChiappetta, #JoElizabethPinto, #MarleneMesot, #RobbieCheadle, #TrishHubschman, #KevinHubschman

Favorite Link of the Week Friday

A Publication of Patty’s Worlds Publishing.

May 31, 2024

Hi there!

It’s #FavoriteLinkOfTheWeekFriday!

Here we are at the end of the week, and I’m still working on getting caught up with posts from days gone by. I took my belief of creating lemon aid out of lemony situations and I created a new promo day.

Why?

Because unfortunately, I make plans and the Universe laughs. 🤣

But the joke’s on it because I’ve got some awesome stuff to share.

👏

Before we get started, here’s a lovely poem from Sponsoring Member Ann Chiappetta.


a touch of brilliant red

The Joy of Migration

Ann Chiappetta

Scarlet Tanager

Andes in winter

Northern woodlands flight

Chick-Bree Call pattern

Exotic and bright

versed in tree top songs

clarion clear chirrup cheer

rise and Fall from dawn to night

A bright red male scarlet taniger perched on a chair

Anniecms64@gmail.com 

www.annchiappetta.com

“Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it.”

– Mary Oliver

And now, today’s post.

Let’s start with Sponsoring Member, Robbie Cheadle and her, Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Arriving in Oslo, Norway #Thursdaydoors #Oslo #poetry

Here’s Robbie with more.

Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Arriving in Oslo, Norway #Thursdaydoors #Oslo #poetry

May 30, 2024

I am back from my short trip to Europe. I left on Wednesday evening and arrived at the Oslo Sentralstasjon at 2.30pm on Thursday. The flight to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam was 11,5 hours and then it was another 1,5 hours to Oslo Airport.

Keep reading to, read a poem and enjoy some vividly described beautiful photos.

Trouble clicking? No problem. The URL for copying into your browser is below.

https://roberta-writes.com/2024/05/30/roberta-writes-thursday-doors-arriving-in-oslo-norway-thursdaydoors-oslo-poetry/

Thanks, Robbie, for a lovely post.

Now, here’s one I dug out of a folder, I’d forgotten from Sponsoring Member Abbie Johnson Taylor. She sent this some time back, I put it into this folder, and forgot all about it. 😊 Out of sight, out of mind.

Here’s Abbie with more.

Here’s an article on how to spice up your sentences. I hope you find it helpful.

Trouble clicking? No problem. Abbie’s got your URL for copying into your browser below.

https://killzoneblog.com/2023/11/how-to-make-sentences-sing.html#content

Thanks Abbie for this lovely #Tip.

Speaking of Abbie, she’s got another post for us to enjoy below. Let’s see what’s she’s up to today.

A Play About Life and Death: My Review of Our Town by Thornton Wilder #FantasticFridayReads #Theater #Inspiration

What Amazon Says

“[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth.” — The New Yorker

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire—an allegorical representation of all life—is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death.

Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life during childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts—childhood, adulthood, and death—is fully realized.

Widely considered one of the greatest American plays of all time, Our Town debuted on Broadway in 1938 and continues to be performed daily on stages around the world. This special edition includes an afterword by Wilder’s nephew, Tappan Wilder, with illuminating documentary material about the playwright and his most famous drama.

Click here to read Abbie’s review, and book purchase link.

Trouble clicking? No problem. Here’s the URL for copying into your browser below.

https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com/2024/05/31/a-play-about-life-and-death-my-review-of-our-town-by-thornton-wilder-fantasticfridayreads-theater-inspiration/

What else have we missed out on this week? We’ll find out after a word from our Sponsoring Members.

AD Strange Weather Anthology: True Quirks of Nature

Multiple Authors

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No one can do anything about the weather, but we have captured it. Strange Weather Anthology: True Quirks of Nature is a collection of 15 true life stories from the 11 talented authors who lived through them, captured in vivid detail, in prose and verse. Some entries also include actual photographs.

Have you been through a hurricane…on a ship, seen balls of fire and strange flashes in the sky, dodged tornados while driving, seen a vivid or double rainbow or experienced strange rain patterns, unexpected torrential storms, different weather patterns at the same time, or woken to find myriads of giant snowballs everywhere?

Look inside for these awe-inspiring stories told from a personal perspective, including short autobiographies and where to find these remarkable authors.

FEATURED AUTHORS:

Ann Chiappetta John Cronin (Canada)

Carol Farnsworth Leonard Tuchyner

C. S. Boyd Lynda McKinney Lambert

Cheryl McNeil Fisher Patty L. Fletcher

Jackie Collins Robert D. Sollars

Marlene Mesot, Ed.

Strange Weather Anthology

Marls Menagerie Website

Thanks to Marlene Mesot for her kind sponsorship of Patty’s Worlds.

And now a word from Sponsoring Member Kevin Hubschman.

AD Outside the Circle: A Collection of Songs and Poems

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Outside the Circle: A Collection of Songs and Poems

by Kevin Hubschman / C 2021 / 107 pages in print

In e-book and print from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers

For cover image, free text sample, direct buying links, and author contact information, please visit the author’s website:

bhttps://www.dldbooks.com/kevinhubschman/

About the book:

Outside the Circle is a collection of songs and poems I’ve written and composed through the decades. It’s mostly dark, but for those willing to look beyond my personal demons, there can hopefully be found both flashes of resilience and rays of hope.

The book is dedicated first and foremost to my wife, Trish, who is a fantastic author in her own “write.” Secondly, it is dedicated to everyone who feels bullied, feels different, feels alone, feels friendless, feels hopeless, and feels “outside the circle.” The words “don’t judge a book by its cover” spring to mind as apropos.

About the author:

Kevin Hubschman lives in South Carolina with his wife, Trish, and their dog, Henry.

He is retired and currently working on a novel loosely based on his life. He would love to connect with people who could help transform some of the pieces found in this publication into polished songs.

Thanks, to Kevin Hubschman for his Sponsoring Membership

Now on with our post.
In Touch With Nature – The difference between hyenas and wild dogs #hyena #wilddogs #Intouchwithnature

Posted: May 22, 2024 | Author: robertawrites235681907 | Filed under: Africa, Animals, In Touch With Nature, Poetry, Wildlife | Tags: African Wild Dogs, Hyenas, In Touch With Nature, Lion Scream, Painted Dogs, Poetry, Robbie Cheadle, Wildlife, Writing to be Read|

A landscape with the words: In Touch With Nature, “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” Ernest Hemmingway

My In Touch With Nature post last month was all about wild dogs. You can read that post here: https://writingtoberead.com/2024/04/24/in-touch-with-nature-highly-endangered-african-painted-wild-dogs-africanwildlife-africanwilddogs/

Several readers questioned the relationship between hyenas and wild dogs. I didn’t realise that there was confusion between these creatures because I’ve grown up knowing the differences (or some of them at least). This month, I am providing some insights into those differences.

Continue reading here for an amazing article with vivid pictures. 😊

Trouble Clicking? No problem. Robbie’s your URL For Copying into your browser below.

https://writingtoberead.com/2024/05/22/in-touch-with-nature-the-difference-between-hyenas-and-wild-dogs-hyena-wilddogs-intouchwithnature/

Now for a few announcements.

Marlene is sending out a call to action. Let’s see what she’s got going on.

Dear Fellow Writers,

 

I am seeking beta readers for my third novel in my 4 Elements of Mystery series. It is actually a novella of about 20,171 words. I am looking for honest feedback and suggestions for improvement if you see the need. I’ll send you some questions to answer. I can offer a free audiobook code for the first novel The Purging Fire (my best I think) and mention in the acknowledgement of this novel when it comes out. If you have read The Purging Fire I can offer a different audiobook code but it will be through Spotify, not Audible. Below is the current working summary. If you’re interested email me at: marl.mesot@gmail.com

Thanks.

 

Summary: Whirlwind of Fear (Book 3)

 

When one of Missy Marcus’s special education students is kidnapped, she and husband sleuth Alex begin investigating. The fruits of their labor ensnare them, along with the girl’s other classmates, in a Whirlwind of Fear surrounding a secret experiment disguised as an entertainment package. At the core of chaos, people are abandoning reason for inhibitions unleashed.

Making matters worse is the fact that the kidnapped high school girl is deaf-blind. Students fear that Missy may be facing danger too.

See Marlene and her work at: https://marlsmenagerie.com/

Now, Sponsoring Member Jo Elizabeth Pinto has an announcement to share.
*** HAPPENING TODAY! ***

In Perspective: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Featuring Jo Elizabeth Pinto, author of “Braided Love.”

Sponsored by Branco Events

Listen on ACB Media 5

Say to your Amazon device, “ask ACB Media to play 5.”

Join in Clubhouse

Join the call:

To join Jo , please send your name, your email, and your request for the call-in information to: community@acb.org

About the book…

New Young Adult Novel!

Braided Love

A house with a fence

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Book Cover Description

The front cover features a two-story farmhouse with a peaked roof and a covered front porch. The house is white with dark trim around the windows and a light blue door. There are two visible windows on the second floor and three on the first, with curtains partially drawn. The porch has two white columns and a bench swing. In front of the house is a wooden fence with three horizontal rails. The background shows a clear blue sky, a calm body of water to the left, and autumn-colored trees to the right. The title “Braided Love” is written in a cursive, golden font at the top, and the author’s name is at the bottom in a simple, white font. Taking up most of the back of the book, besides the following text, is a red Corvette.

Back Cover Text

“Summer on the ranch seems safe and predictable for Brenda. All she has on her mind are trips into town with Nick Haynes and the horsehair rope she’s braiding so she can start training her Morgan colt, Tenacity. Then Cathy arrives from the city with a troubled past and an uncertain future. As Cathy adjusts to life in the country, both girls begin to figure out what family bonds really mean to them in a world that isn’t as simple as it appears.”

About the Author

Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s when federal laws allowed disabled students to be educated with their peers. She has earned two college degrees, one in human services and one in nonprofit organization management. She freelances these days as an editor and a braille proofreader.

As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.

Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband and their teenage daughter. Their family also includes Pinto’s guide dog Spreckles, a poodle/Maltese mix called Leo, and an aging family cat who answers to the name Sam-I-Am when he feels like it.

Her website is: brightsideauthor.com

We close our #FavoriteLinkOfTheWeekFriday with a poem by Sponsoring Member Trish Hubschman. I accidentally overlooked this when Trish sent it to me due to my having taken a fall and being sick. I’ve decided to share the entire thing here.

To all those graduating this year, Trish and I salute you!

Graduation Day

An acrostic

By Trish Hubschman

Goals and grades keep us going.

Reading and writing and other stuff fill our time.

After its al over, what next?

Dean’s List, honor Society.

Ultimately, do these things really count?

Ask me what I want to do with my life?

Today is the first step to tomorrow.

I hope to make it.

Only time will tell.

Now it is the day to accept our diplomas.

Don’t slouch when walking in the procession.

Act like you’re not about to faint.

You can do it. You’re a winner.

About the author

Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle’s Tales.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a bachelor’s degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in South Carolina with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Henry.

Visit Trish on her Website here.

Before we go, I’ve one more link to share. This has to be one of my most treasured highlights since beginning podcasting years ago. Check it out below.

Welcome to the debut of the Patty’s Worlds Podcast formally known as Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing.

Kicking off things, I’m pleased and privileged to present Senior instructor at The Seeing Eye® Chris Mattoon.

Chris Mattoon has worked at The Seeing Eye® from January 5, 1998, to the present day.

Chris’s current duties have him providing services across the USA and at times into Canada.

During the COVID pandemic, as soon as restrictions were lifted enough to do so, Chris hit the road and went as far as he could by car to see that The Seeing Eye®

S services for graduates, and applicants continued.

Settle in with your favorite snack and brew and let’s visit with Chris and hear his story.

My special thanks to Chris for granting me this impromptu interview and to the manager of instruction and training Jim Kessler for giving me his on-the-spot permission so I could bring Chris’s impressive story to you.

And now, here’s the show.

https://pattysworlds.com/the-pattys-worlds-podcast-welcomes-senior-instructor-at-the-seeing-eye-chris-mattoon/

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Thanks for stopping by Patty’s Worlds. Please come back any time.

Don’t forget, if you’ve a favorite link of the week, we want to know of it. Send your favorite links along with a bit about why you enjoy them to: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

Please send in a Word Doc attachment unless we have a prier arrangement.

For now, this is Team Blue saying, “Keep your nose to the ground and your tail waving at the sky.”

See ya!


Patty L. Fletcher

Bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled

4 Comments

  1. Thank you, Patty, for sharing the article about sentences and my book review. Thank you all for reading.

    1. . You are welcome. So you had a couple of posts in there. And I am sure that there will be more in the future. So if you have favorite links from your blog, somebody else’s blog or some other source, send them in.

  2. Trish Hubschman Reply
    May 31, 2024

    I fell in love wih writing acrostic poems my wriers group, WPL. I wrote this particular poem for another member who was graduating colege a couple of weeks ago, a blind woman witgh walking issues.

    1. It was a lovely poem for the last day in May.

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