Beanery Online Literary Magazine

March 31, 2009

Two Haikus: A Summer Day & Night Sky

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

TWO HAIKUS: A SUMMER DAY & NIGHT SKY

Bill

A SUMMER DAY
A breeze, leaves shimmer;
Quiescent warmth, sun shining
Another warm breeze.

NIGHT SKY
Day, bold colors, night;
Burning needles melt into dome;
Unfathomable.

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

It’s spring: here are some key posts:
BEAR CONFRONTATIONS: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION
BEAR CARNIVAL IN CONNELLSVILLE, PA.
OF FIREFLIES AND LIGHTNING BUGS
BLACK FLIES AND OTHER INSECTS: Then and Now

Battling squirrels at bird feeders I: to fight or join them

Battling squirrels at bird feeders II: to fight or join them

Battling Squirrels at Bird Feeders III: Types of bird feeders

  

 

 

 

 

A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

March 30, 2009

Billy Chireve (Part I of Chapter I)

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

BILLY CHIREVE (Part 1 of Chapter 1)

Billy Chireve

     The Beanery Writers group online literary magazine offers Southwestern Pennsylvania authors an opportunity to share information on books they’ve written. Below is the first half of the first chapter of Mark Phaneuf’s new book. The second half will be posted at the beginning of next week.
     Mark Phaneuf was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He received his BA in English from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and his MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. He lives in Plum Borough, PA, with his wife, daughter and dog. His first novel, Chandler College, was published in 2006. “Billy Chireve” is the first chapter to his new novel
The Irony Gods.
All great couples seem to have interesting stories about how they met. Maybe their hearts collided when one ran a stop sign and plowed his SUV into the side of her sporty hatchback. Or maybe they were childhood sweethearts, who as the years progressed, played more and more intricate games of hide and seek. Elena Mercado and Luke Earle were such a couple. Forced together as Driver’s Ed partners in 10th grade, Elena and Luke learned the rules of love and the rules of the roads simultaneously. Along with parallel parking and identifying the blind spot, they discovered (more…)

March 26, 2009

Beanery Writers Newsletter (BWN): Vol. 2 Issue 3 March 1, 2009

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BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 2 ISSUE 3
MARCH 1, 2009
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 returned to you for your approval.. Submit your post to beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word “Submission” in the subject line.

BEANERY WRITERS GROUP MEETINGS
The BWG meets the second and fourth Fridays each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m, in the back room at the Coffee Bean Café in Latrobe (they opened a second Coffee Bean Café on Rt. 30 in Greensburg by Office Max—wrong site!). Some members come early so they can socialize over coffee or lunch. New members—or visitors (especially if you are visiting the area from out of town)—are welcome to join us. Our members are eclectic: they write in all genres!

APOLOGY: The Beanery Writers apologize for any convenience we cause you because the facilitator and editor of this newsletter does not yet know how to work the new Yahoo e-mail page. Somehow a click was done to “update” the format, which has been problematic (more…)

March 24, 2009

God’s Message to the World

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GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Joe F. Stierheim

 

      Dona-el called to the brethren. “Come! Come here! Quickly!”
     The brethren ran up. “What is it?” they asked breathlessly.
     “I’m talking to God!” Dona-el answered.
     “What?” The brethren wondered—had Dona-el gone mad?
     “I don’t see God,” one of the brethren said. “Where is He?”
     “There,” Dona-el said, pointing at the sky. “In that cloud. He spoke to me out of that cloud.”
     The brethren stared at the sky, at the cloud Dona-el indicated. It was just a cloud.
     “I don’t see God,” said the brother. “It looks like just a (more…)

March 23, 2009

A Beach Remembered

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A BEACH REMEMBERED

Nellie Riggs McQuillis

Nellie Riggs McQuillis is a Ligonier (PA) resident and a retired teacher of the Ligonier Valley School District.

I watch the snow pile high its drifts
like dunes of sand beside the sea
and then begin its outline of
each twig and limb of every tree.
The stalks of Little Blue-Stem bend
like sea oats in the ocean wind.
My black “sea gulls” come (more…)

March 21, 2009

Finding Ben

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FINDING BEN

Pat

     A press release on Finding Ben states, “Everyone needs love and affection—no matter what. For any parent who has ever experienced disappointment in their child’s failures comes Barbara LaSalle’s Finding Ben: a Mother’s Journey through the Maze of Asperger’s.
     Finding Ben is an honest portrait of parental love. Written in novel form, the book tells the story of what it is like to suffer from what the author calls ‘disappointed mother (more…)

March 19, 2009

Little Ears Are Listening

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LITTLE EARS ARE LISTENING

Fran

     “I want to be a body tool when I grow up!” little Jerry told his mom.
     “A what?” the very surprised mom asked.
     Jerry looked her square in the face and said, more loudly, “I told you I want to grow up to be a body tool just like daddy.”
     The young mom was at a loss for words. Daddy was an ad executive who occasionally did ad work for tool companies, but to her knowledge the little boy had never seen any of them. And the last thing she wanted was for her son to (more…)

March 16, 2009

Regrets

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

REGRETS

Bill

The Beanery Writers Group welcomes Bill as a new active member. This is his first posting.

I have known the gain,
The pain of love;
I’ve no right to complain,
I chased it away, far too many,
oh so many times.

Love and I have been quite intimate,
though at the time I did (more…)

March 13, 2009

Moving to the (Laurel Ridge) Mountains

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MOVING TO THE (LAUREL RIDGE) MOUNTAINS

Mustang Sally

     We did that a year ago. Moved to the mountains.  So here we are.   We drive into the driveway and sit for a moment, overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunlight filtering through the hemlocks and the roar of Pike Run as it tumbles down the mountain.  We have learned to say Don-e-GAL is where you get off the turnpike. We can now refer to LAY-trobe as the home of (more…)

March 11, 2009

The Battle for Peace: A Book Review

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THE BATTLE FOR PEACE: A Book Review

Joe F. Stierheim    

 

     In the book The Battle for Peace by Zinni & Koltz, it tells about a man who went from a young lieutenant in Vietnam to Commander-in-Chief of US Central Command (CENTCOM). Retired Marine General Tony Zinni has viewed combat from every perspective. He has also had direct involvement in humanitarian efforts in nations suffering from the onset of disease and natural disasters as well as political strife. All of these experiences have led him to advocate (more…)

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