Beanery Online Literary Magazine

May 30, 2008

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS

—written by Carolyn C. Holland

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States. The national organization debuted in 1909.   

Preamble: Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to (more…)

May 29, 2008

DAVID Part 1 of a 10 Part Romance Story

—written by Jane   Jane is a long-distance member of the Beanery Writers Group. Below is part one of a ten-part romance story she submitted to the BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE. The remaining segments will be posted on this site each Wednesday evening for the next nine weeks. Segments will be filed in the category WR/V JANE
.
It started out being a cool fall day in October. I put on a wool coat with a sweater underneath. I could take the coat off if it got warmer. The weatherman had predicted sunshine, with a light wind. Getting in my car I finally had a destination in mind—a small art community in Canada with galleries in Victorian homes. It was a rather wealthy community. I can’t imagine (more…)

May 27, 2008

WRITING CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS, ETC. May 28, 2008

BELOW IS INFORMATION ON SEVEN WRITING EVENTS/COMPETITIONS, LISTED BY DATE: 

FIRST, from the Works in Progress Writers’ Workshop, Somerset, PA.

FISHING for Feelings: Using Poetry as Bait
 
                                      Poetic Consciousness Workshop
 
Presented by (more…)

YARD SALES UNSETTLE ME

—written by Norma Leary

Yard sales unsettle me. An overabundance of wares, many unopened with the original price showing, screams of the vender’s unwise spending since the stuff wasn’t used.

Along with the sellers trying to get nickels for what should be given away to the needy, are the buyers (more…)

May 23, 2008

WHO CARES?

On Oct 3, 1998 Andy Rooney celebrated his 2,500th newspaper column, which were then appearing in 144 newspapers across the country (lagging behind columnists George Will and Dave Barry).

“The column,” Rooney wrote, “is usually about 700 words long. Seven hundred times 2,500 comes to

(more…)

May 22, 2008

BEYOND COMFORT

—written by Regina

Paul wrote, “This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 (NRSV)

My life’s greatest pleasures have come from knowing, that I have so much to learn about life, and my experiences in the unknowing. I am willing to walk into the uncertainty as a child ready to receive both joy, and sorrow.
 
I sat with her. We cried. She sat there on the edge of the hospital bed, hands clasped, my arms draped around her. She was dying. The diagnosis was Cholangiocarcinoma, more commonly known as Bile Duct Cancer.

“Jean, my doctor was here. He informed me about the cancer, and then he suggested surgery. I’ve agreed to the insertion of a stent, which will afford me more time, but I am not having treatment. The physician said I have eleven months to live if I decline the cancer treatment.  I want to live out the remainder of my natural life as is.”

It began. The pacing.  Running, walking, or moving away from the problem helped when I needed an objective view. My mind desperately (more…)

May 21, 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER Vol. 1 Issue 2 May 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 1 ISSUE 2
MAY 1, 2008
Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.
(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The BOLM (www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com) accepts submissions (in any genre) from guest writers. Items may be edited, but if there are any significant changes your work will be sent to you for your approval.. Submit your post to beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the word “Submission” in the subject line.

MEMBER PROFILE
Because Patricia Orendorff Smith was expecting her fifth child when she developed cancer in 1972, her treatments were delayed until the infant’s birth, three weeks early. She was inspired to write of her trials with the disease both as a personal outlet, and to nurture hope…this article continues in the The BEANERY ONLINE NEWSLETTER (BWN.

The BWN, shares information on our members—their writing, their activities/interests, their concerns, their thoughts, as well as news on conferences, perhaps a joke or two, book reviews etc. It is distributed monthly by subscription. To subscribe, send your name, your regional location and your E-mail address to beaneryblog@yahoo.com . Please put the words “Subscribe Newsletter” in the E-mail subject line. To unsubscribe, E-mail beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the words “Unsubscribe Newsletter” in the subject line.

MOST ACTIVE POSTS:
BEAR CONFRONTATIONS: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

THE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILD

WHAT? YOU WANT TO SEND ME A SUITCASE FULL OF BEANIE BABIES?!???!! WHAT WILL I DO WITH THEM?

May 20, 2008

HALFWAY THROUGH TOMORROW

—written by Kathleen

There’s always going to be pain

                        something quirky and insane

                                    about life.

Halfway through yesterday

I found myself flying (more…)

May 19, 2008

DEFINING GOD

—written by Joe F. Stierheim

For thousands of years man has believed in a deity (or deities). The beliefs have taken many forms but all have hinged on one concept and that is that man can successfully define God. Before one can worship any entity, one must decide of what that entity consists. The first definitions were probably of obvious things—a tree, a mountain, the sun. They could have been natural phenomena, perhaps storms or earthquakes.

When man began to conceive of God as being less a physical object or phenomenon and something that is more ethereal such as an intelligence or source, definition got trickier. That didn’t stop man. He poured his (more…)

May 15, 2008

WHAT? YOU WANT TO SEND ME A SUITCASE FULL OF BEANIE BABIES?!???!! WHAT WILL I DO WITH THEM?

When the Beanery Writers Group voted to create a booklet of writings on the Ligonier area for its 250th anniversary this year, the members knew we lacked the funds for printing it. Most of the writings are in and done, but the problem remained.

Suddenly, I received a phone call. Jane asked, “Do you want some Beanie Babies?”

Huh? Now, what was I to do with a large collection of mint-condition, tags-on Beanie Babies when I’m trying my best to de-clutter (more…)

Next Page »