I’ve Been Nominated for the “I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award”

WordPress Family Award

I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award

Thank you Shaun Gibson, creator of this award, for nominating me for the I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award.

Shaun started this award because of how the WordPress family has taken him in, cared and showed him love.

He has a Scottish flare of covering a wide range of topics from politics, love of family, chronic pain to poetry or music.

There’s something for everyone. Please check out his site at “Praying for One Day”.  Continue reading

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I’m Celebrating Today – One Year of Writing on My New Blog!!

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Door Photo – © 2012 by Jim Ruppel

Today, June 12, 2013, marks the 1st anniversary of writing on Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom, my new site. I had just retired and decided to get back to my writing. I initially had the same site from 2007 with over 115 posts through Blogger and wanted to give it a fresh look with a modern, internet feel.  Continue reading

Thank You For The Sunshine Award!

The Sunshine Blogging Award
The Sunshine Blogging Award

 I’m honored to be nominated for “The Sunshine Award” (twice) from a couple of my favorite inspirational, internet-blogger friends.

This most recent Sunshine Award nomination comes from Diane Reed on her “The One Thing I Know for Sure” site. I’ve come to know Diane through her life stories of struggle and triumph. She has been a testimony to me in how she shares her life in the highs and the lows.  Continue reading