Nov 16 Meet Rhode Island Author Kimberly Kowal Archand

It's been a very  busy week, and I've been a bit delinquent in sharing my fellow ARIA authors with everyone. So get ready for a tommy gun of authors comin' right achta.  It'll be fun.  Really. Kimbery Kowal Archand is another author who is living one of my dream lives- studying the universe.  If I …

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Nov 15 – Pick a Poem with Deborah Halliday

Deb Halliday does not consider herself an author, but a literary archeologist.  She has rescued some wonderful Victorian poems and created a fantastic collection that will be available at the ARIA Author Expo on December 5th.  if you are interested in Victorian era poetry this is for you.  Even if you aren't, as I wasn't, …

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Nov 14 – Meet Rhode Island Author Kevin Mulhern

It's comforting to know that in this world full chaos and evil there are bright spots. People who want to see children grow to be strong and confident. Take a look at Kevin Mulhern's work with his children's book Cody the Cloud, and if you like what you see come visit him and other Rhode …

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November 13 – Meet Rhode Island Author Christine DePetrillo

Meet mild-mannered elementary school teacher/author of sizzling romantic fiction Christine DePetrillo, one of over 100 Rhode Island authors you can meet at the ARIA book expo on December 5th. That's just 3 weeks away! Read about Christine's seemingly hum drum happy go lucky world- and what she does to keep life interesting! http://marthareynoldswrites.com/2015/11/13/nov-13-meet-ri-author-christine-depetrillo/

Nov 12 – Meet Rhode Island Authors Leigh Brown and Vikki Corliss

One of the biggest benefits of being a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is that I have met some wonderful people - really.  I have made so many positive connections, and two of the people I cherish the most are Vikki and Leigh,  also known as Brown Corliss Books.  They are …

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Nov 10 – Meet Rhode Island Author Steve Porter

Yesterday, in my haste to make sure I was keeping up with the "Meet Rhode Island Author" daily blog tour, I made a huge mistake.  I reposted this introduction to Steve Porter off of another site and did not take the time to read it.  What a dope. I never post other people's words without reading them …

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Nov. 5 – Meet RI Author Bob Sendling

I really like what Bob has to say. And I’m so glad I’m getting to know so many cool ARIA authors. Here’s to counting cows …

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There are lines of perception that flow freely through the meditative mind which need space to expand and be fully realized. I had a social discussion recently that confused me. I sat up most of the night trying to understand…here are my thoughts:

Someone was saying that there are so many poor people who take advantage of “the kindness of strangers.” Actually, the statement was not nearly that gentle. The assumption is that most of the people on welfare or government assistance of any type are just ripping off the hard-working taxpayers. You know the stuff…free cell phones, free food, subsidized rent, free medical care.

As I heard these words, I found myself tuning out of the conversational flow. I thought of the pygmy tribes in Africa who cannot get medicine because the government considers them ‘sub-human’ and will not ‘waste’ medicine on them. I read of a kind…

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