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November 23, 2009

Forgetting the Dread

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FORGETTING THE DREAD

Kern F. Little

seemly lost

walked alone

fog filled

dark horizons

envelop our  (more…)

November 19, 2009

The Hunter is Caught

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THE HUNTER IS CAUGHT

Bo Brocious

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK AND

OH! SO SKILLED

 

TOO LATE!

CAUGHT BY SOMETHING UNKNOWN

“HOW DARE THEY TOUCH

MY MAGNIFICENT FEATHERS!”

 

WHAT POWER he must have had

LARGE BLACK OWL EYES FOLLOW

The furry little fellow

Running thru the dried leaves

 

CAUGHT IN THE CLAWS OF THE

UNKNOWN

MERCY IS GRANTED

 

FEATHERS ON THE WIND!!!!

 

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK and

OH! SO SKILLED

This poem was inspired by the entrapment of an owl as reported in the post, It’s Been an Animal Day (direct link: http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/its-been-an-animal-day/  ).

Photos of the owl can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085249240/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085248082/in/photostream/ &  http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085247888/in/photostream/

 ADDITIONAL READING:

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

THE KILLER KITTEN

CAT by Brendan K.

GRANDKITTY

HEIDI

LOSS AND LOVE

SHALIMAR

The “Meow” Chorus: A cat symphony on a Greyhound Bus

WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

November 17, 2009

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER Vol. 2 Issue 8 November 1, 2009

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER

 Vol. 2 Issue 8  November 1, 2009

Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members

(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

ABOUT THE BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER

The BWN shares information on our members—their writing, their activities/interests/accomplishments, their concerns, their thoughts, as well as news on conferences, perhaps a joke or two, book reviews etc. 

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. Seeking submissions for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day.

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 (PA) (they opened a second Coffee Bean Café on Rt. 30 in Greensburg by Office Max—wrong site!). Some members come early to socialize over coffee or lunch. New members—or visitors (including writers who are visiting the area from out of town)—are welcome to join us. Our members are eclectic: they write in all genres and all skill levels!

NOTE: The second meeting in November (27) and the second meeting in December (25) are cancelled for obvious reasons. The next meeting dates are: November 13, December 11, January 8 and January 22.

PROFILE:

     Mary Marcum was born in Santiago, Chile. When she was about five years old, her family moved to Long Island in New York,

     Part of her culture shock included language. She didn’t know a word (more…)

November 12, 2009

Arthur St. Clair

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ARTHUR ST. CLAIR

Shirley Iscrupe

      Arthur St. Clair, Ligonier Valley’s most famous citizen of Revolutionary times, was born in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, in 1734. As a young man he joined the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot to fight in Canada against the French.

     After marriage to a niece of the governor of Massachusetts, he served as an agent of the Penn family interests in western Pennsylvania, and as civil commandant of the decommissioned British fort at Ligonier. At the outbreak of hostilities with the English, St. Clair was commissioned as a (more…)

November 9, 2009

Ghost on Laurel Mountain (PA)

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GHOST ON LAUREL MOUNTAIN (PA)

Diana Hunt

     The greatest Allegheny County scandal at the start of the 20th century involved a woman connected to Laughlintown, Pennsylvania, three and a half miles east of Ligonier.

     On April 12, 1901, an attempted burglary and a murder were committed in a store and the adjoining home of Thomas Kahney, in Mt. Washington, a part of Pittsburgh overlooking the city from high atop the hills. The crime was committed by (more…)

November 2, 2009

Apologize to a Vet

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APOLOGIZE TO A VET
Joe F. Stierheim

     Last year I attended a meeting on Veterans’ Day. Before the meeting started, one of the attendees came up to me, hand extended in friendship. “Thank you,” she said.
     “For what?” I asked, genuinely confused.
     “You’re a veteran, aren’t you? Veterans are supposed to be thanked on Veterans’ Day.”
     It wasn’t until after the end of the meeting—after I had had a chance to get my thoughts in order—that I talked to my friend a second time.
     “I appreciate you doing what you thought you should,” I said, “but next Veterans’ Day, don’t thank me or any other veteran. Instead, (more…)

November 1, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WRITERS: NOVEMBER 1, 2009

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WRITERS: NOVEMBER 1, 2009

This is excerpted from the November 2009 issue of the Beanery Writers Newsletter. To -subscribe to this newsletter send an E-mail to beanerywriters@yahoo.com (to insure the E-mail is opened, please type “Beanery Newsletter” in the subject line).

UPDATE ON BEANERY WRITERS GROUP MEMBER

Bob Sanzi experienced a severe heart attack October 9. Kern, an inactive member of the Beanery Writers Group, E-mailed this update:

Today Vic & I…found a vibrant and alive Bob Sanzi…(who) had his IV removed…(and) walked, no (more…)