New Start

Hi all I hope you had a blessed holiday season and a happy new year. I have to admit I took on something that could not digest here… I am an interface person but I cannot write about other faiths at this point in time. I include them as brothers and sisters but need to …

The Book Store Shout Out

Dear Friend,
Gearing in up to writing again. This is what is in store for you. More information on writing, neuroplasticity and more. Wanted to share this insightful post from As an inspiration. For the New Year and every day. Be courageous. And your Challenges will make you Champions.

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

Signature’s 2017 Ultimate Writing Guide

Signature: A Penguin Random House eZine Publication

From Signature’s website:  

The 2017 Ultimate Writing Guide—"featuring essays from twenty-two seasoned authors to help writers of all stripes on their own, personal writing journeys

Whether you find yourself staring down a blank page, embarking on a revision of your novel, or somewhere in between the two, Signature’s 2017 Ultimate Writing Guide is for you.

Who better to receive writing advice from than twenty-two seasoned authors? We’ve tracked down Jill Santopolo, Ammon Shea, Jan Karon, Tess Gerritsen, and many more to get their very best advice for writers of all stripes. Our guide will equip you with the tools to:

  • Banish writer’s block,
  • Revise a draft without losing your mind,
  • Turn off your internal editor while writing,
  • Craft a believable world,
  • And much more.

Download our Guide now to get inspired and get writing.

We’re happy to have Merriam-Webster as a cosponsor of the guide. Merriam-Webster delivers definitions, usage tips, trend analysis, and wordplay for readers and writers alike…

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Update Status

Update Decision Welcome Friend, This is an update with my decision sharing it with all you good people on keeping this site rosary and Red Sox. I contemplated this. Is it better to have them. Keeping them separate. I thought it would be a lot more work to have two sites or three sites. I …

Glory Days: Valedictory Speech

Great post from a person with many challenges and comes out a champion all the time. I Learn from her often and will continue. You are awesome Christina

Christina Chase

Twenty years ago today, I graduated from high school.  And, yes, that makes me feel old.

Graduating from Pembroke Academy was a big deal to me, for reasons that I gave in my very short valedictory speech, but also because I was the third generation of my family to graduate from PA – and the second to graduate with the highest GPA in the class.  I did feel a lot of pride on that day… although, I admit, I also had the sense that, perhaps, I didn’t really deserve to be valedictorian.  After all, I hadn’t even attended classes in the high school, instead, the public school teachers came to my home to teach me, due to my physical disability.  It wasn’t that I didn’t think that I was intelligent – I have quite high self-esteem, so I knew that I was intelligent – but I felt bad that I…

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The Value Of Commenting On A Blog.

Welcome, here you will learn about how good it is to comment on blog posts.



Something many people don’t understand is the value of leaving a comment on a blog.

It’s easy to read a post and move on, and even easier to like a blog post without reading it.

But stop and think for a moment. How much more valuable to the writer, and other readers, if you actually bothered to respond. Isn’t that what you’d hope for when writing your next blog post? Nobody wants to invest time in writing something that people are just going to skim over.

Not only that, but you will gain more from the post and from the interaction with others than you realise.

You might gain new ideas or perspectives, or you might just end up feeling a little better about life.

It doesn’t have to be a long or complicated post. Even just saying “thank you” or “I liked this!” does the trick.

However, commenting on a blog…

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