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A Belsnickel? What’s That?

I invited fellow-author Bonnie Swineheart to be a guest on “View from the Sheepfold.”  I met Bonnie at a writers conference and learned about her book Benjy and the Belsnickel in 2018. What’s a Belsnickel? You’ll have to ask Bonnie or read her book. 1) When did you...

SPRING, NEW BEGINNINGS

Each season has its own beauty. My favorite season is spring. I can finally open my windows to let in the fresh, (relatively) clean air. I can step out into the warm sunlight without bundling up in coat, boots, hat, mittens, and scarf. I think what I like best about...

Viewing History Through Fiction

Please meet my friend and fellow author Elaine Cooper. Elaine has two new historical fiction book releases. I’ve read Fields of the Fatherless and Saratoga Letters, and I recommend both. If you’ve never read one of her books, I encourage you to do so. Elaine Marie...

Are You Balanced?

Do you ever walk along the top of a curb to see how long you can keep your balance? I still do it from time to time. I truly admire the gymnasts who perform complicated routines on a narrow beam placed above the floor. If the gymnast loses her balance, however, she...

MISSING PERSONS

I noticed a grave marker with the name and dates of a former classmate. And that got me thinking about missing persons, people from my past who are no longer a part of my life. My father, my sister, my grandson, my in-laws are absent because of death. I have good and...

New Beginnings

 “Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la.” “Deck the Hall” is a joyous melody that’s fun to sing. According to my Christmas carol book, it’s of Welsh...