Sunday at Middlemay Farm

Enlarge Within Us a Sense of Fellowship By St. Basil (300? – 375 A.D.) The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Oh, God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things; with our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us. We…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.” ― Hermann Hesse

8 Things I Learned From a Five Day Media Fast

To be honest, I can’t even remember what made me decide to take five days away from screen time. Maybe it was the binge watching of horse rescue videos I did over the holidays or the brain fog I was experiencing that left me with nothing but opinionated political commentary on my mind (none of…

Ring Out Wild Bells by Alfred Tennyson

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and…

Family Histories: An Unexpected Trip

Welcome to Family Histories, a series of guest posts by some of my favorite bloggers in which they explore family . . . and history. The families and the histories are sometimes the writers’ own and sometimes not. Today BRIAN from EQUINOXIO shares a secret story from his mother who served in the French Women’s…

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (the story behind the song)

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each…

Massive Christmas Sale on ALL eBooks!

All books either FREE or $.99  from now until Christmas! About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss, hoping to come out unscathed, but never returning the same. They will haunt me forever.” “Rich and colorful page turners. Morris has a fine sense of time and place and brings…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): Dad’s Birthday

Welcome to Family Histories (Holiday Edition). I’ve invited readers and bloggers to share holiday themed pieces with the accent on “Family” and “History” in any way they like. This story by my friend LUANNE CASTLE nearly made me cry so get ready for a beautiful love story! When I was nine, my mother took my…

Family Histories: Family Traits Good and Bad

“They said in the D.A.R.E. class that since my real mother did drugs Then I probably would too.” (D.A.R.E. is the anti-drug class taught in many public schools in the U.S.) This is why too much information given to children may sometimes be a bad thing. Our newly adopted daughter is only mildly intellectually disabled…