Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample From NA Historical Romance Through the Fire–Beth Trissel

June 1758, the Colonial Frontier, the Allegheny Mountains of Western Virginia, the Shawnee Warrior Camp.  Mild breezes caressed Rebecca’s face, wafting the tang of wood smoke and the meaty aroma of roasting venison, nudging her from a place of no dreams. … Continue reading

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Don’t Entrust Your Ducks To Just Anyone—Beth Trissel

Years ago, I raised ducks for our farm pond–a story in itself–and then decided to take on several ducklings offered to me by a kindergarten teacher who hatched them in the classroom incubator and needed a home for the little … Continue reading

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For Seekers Of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.” -Oscar Wilde “There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”-Charles Dickens “He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”- Lao Tze … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and the Wonder of Age-Old Plants–Beth Trissel

“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanac Simple wayside flowers, even weeds, have a far greater heritage than most people realize. We modern folk cannot begin to grasp the enormous part that herbs, any … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Signs–Beth Trissel

One of the all time favorite books from my childhood is The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis, a story in his Chronicles of Narnia.  From WikiNarnia: “The Silver Chair tells the story of Eustace Scrubb‘s second trip to Narnia, accompanied by his … Continue reading

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The Vital Importance of the Storytellers–Beth Trissel

“I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.” Katherine Dunn So do I, and I’ve given much thought to the inestimable value of the storytellers, both in the family and those with a far broader reach. In each generation, … Continue reading

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“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”~Fall Quotes and Images–Beth Trissel

Fall blew into the Shenandoah Valley this week with a big temperature drop and welcome relief from the heat. For most of the summer the wind is silent, but it’s really talking now, whistling around the old red barn and rattling the … Continue reading

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