Patty’s Post Picks July 14, 2021 features Poet Joan Myles, author Robbie Cheadle, author and techno wiz Pranav Lal, author and blogger Sally Cronin, and virtual tech advisor and research assistant Casey Mathews #WordPressWednesday

Patty’s Post Picks July 14, 2021 features Poet Joan Myles, author Robbie Cheadle, author and techno wiz Pranav Lal, author and blogger Sally Cronin, and virtual tech advisor and research assistant Casey Mathews #WordPressWednesday


Hi everyone, and thanks for dropping into Patty’s Worlds for another installment of Patty’s Post Picks.

There’s great stuff here for you, so grab a drink and settle in for some awesome entertainment.

We open this week with Joan Myles in the Poetry Place with a prayerful poetic piece. Keep reading to enjoy.

Crows Know the Hour of Prayer

July 12, 2021

By Joan Myles

crows know the hour of prayer

I hear them gather each morning

just above my open window

I wrap myself in fringes

they stand ready in burnished black

and together we open our throats…

Continue reading to see what Joan and the crows have to say at:

Next up, Robbie Cheadle is celebrating Christmas in July. Continue reading to join in on the fun.


By Robbie Cheadle

July 7, 2021

We normal have a Christmas in July celebration with a roaring fire, delicious hot midday meal, and a few fun treats. We do this to make winter more fun and because we can’t have a traditional Christmas on 25 December as it is far to hot.

This year there will be…

To enjoy more of the festivities continue reading at:

As you all know, we’re attending more virtual meetings than ever before. So, author and techno wiz Pranav Lal is here to share a tech tip with you. Continue reading to see what nugget of wisdom he’s to share.


By Pranav R. Lal

Hi all,

I’d like to invite you to read my blog post on a positive experience with the online meeting platform GoToWebinar.

To learn more continue reading at:

I hope this helps someone.

Warm regards, Pranav.

If you’ve been following Patty’s Post Picks for any length of time, you know that no installment would be complete without some word of knowledge from fellow author and blogger Sally Cronin.

This week, Sally’s back with more helpful tips about keeping the four-footed family members happy and healthy. Continue reading to see what she’s to teach us today.

Smorgasbord Pet Health – Hip Dysplasia – A good reason to meet your puppy’s family

by Sally Cronin.

Posted on July 8, 2021 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Hip dysplasia is a skeletal defect in dogs and cats. It is far more common in dogs and it is usually an inherited problem.

Dogs have played an important part in our lives for thousands of years and certain breeds that were developed for specific tasks such as herding, guarding, hunting and pulling were inbred to strengthen certain positive traits. Unfortunately this also strengthened certain negative traits and hip dysplasia is one of these characteristics.

Larger dogs tend to suffer the most from this condition including Boxers, Huskies, Great Danes and German Shepherds. The more active breeds also tend to be at risk such as sheep and police dogs.

How does the dysplasia occur?

To find out the answer to this question and more continue reading at:

Continuing with tips to make your life easier we flashback to an article I first read during what I call, The Year of the CURSED COVID.

If you’re looking for help untwisting all the tech tangles in your life, this article from Access World is one you don’t want to miss. Continue reading below for more.

Employment Matters: Casey Mathews, Entrepreneur and Founder of Web Friendly Help

Deborah Kendrick

You think you are a pretty competent computer user. Then, one morning you’re sailing along, doing research, writing reports, examining spreadsheets, and: boom! Your screen is frozen. JAWS isn’t talking. Or your magnified text shrank to nothing. You wish you had your own private tech support specialist or computer rescue team experienced with access technology for people with visual impairments.

Or maybe you have not been a fan of technology, using your computer only to check email messages from your family and friends. And now, with the pandemic and its accompanying isolation, you wish you could learn more, get some training on that computer or smartphone so you could attend virtual meetings or do some online shopping. How could you possibly find training now, while staying in your own COVID-free environment?

To find out the answer to this question continue reading at:

This ends another Patty’s Post Picks. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Please come back next week to see which of your favorite fellow bloggers find their way into the next Patty’s Post Picks.


The Patty’s Post Picks you’ve just enjoyed is sponsored by author Meredith Burton.

AD: Rebecca’s Refuge

The book cover is a dark green and black theme. The background features a bar of music flowing behind the silhouette of a girl picking leaves off of a silhouetted tree above her. In the leaves of the tree, the title and author's name are written in the same emerald green as the background. There is grass beneath the feet of the little girl.




Hello all:

I am thrilled to announce that I have a new novella just released on August 8, 2019. The book is entitled Rebekah’s Refuge, and is a loose retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel. Writing this novella meant so much to me, because it addresses the difficult theme of knowing when to acknowledge your desperation and turn over your problems to a higher power. I am dealing with the sickness of a family member and have come to understand the difficult stress placed upon caregivers. This novella explores, in a fantastical setting, the difficulties placed upon those who seek to save others even when circumstances are beyond their control. Rebekah’s Refuge is about learning to listen for the calming song of peace even in the midst of turmoil.

In a plague-ravaged world, Rebekah is a blind norn, a being with the ability to create life-giving plants through her hair. Her people are often misunderstood, and Rebekah must flee from a desperate man who seeks to obtain her hair in order to save his ill wife. When Rebekah’s path crosses with that of Martha’s, a mother who has lost her daughter to the same man, the two women must find a way to band together to save human and nornkind alike. Will Rebekah’s pursuer capture her? Will the plague upon the land be eradicated, or is a more sinister plot at work? Things are not what they seem in this story of loss, danger and triumph. Rebekah’s Refuge is a story of finding the inner strength to fight even when you feel alone and powerless.


Meredith Leigh Burton was born on July 4, 1983. She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and theater, she then obtained her teaching certification for grades 7-12. She enjoys working with students, helping them to explore their own talents and learn self-expression through writing. She also enjoys helping with church activities. She resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Meredith is an author of young adult fantasy. Her previous release, Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, is an anthology of fairy tale retellings that seek to explore the familiar tales in unique ways. Most of her works feature disabled protagonists who are called upon to fight against evil. All her characters face difficult obstacles and must find strength to fight. Meredith hopes to show her readers that disabilities are really blessings, that we all have gifts and long to make a difference in the world.

To see and buy her books visit her at:


  1. Delighted to share your world, dear Patty, thank you for sharing my poetry! *willows in mist**hummingbirds*

    1. Hi Joan, always so glad when you visit my worlds.

  2. Hi Patty, some lovely posts. Thanks for including mine.

    1. Hi Robbie. My pleasure to have you along. It was a great post!

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