Winter Snow ~Allgaü ~ Bavaria ~ Germany

"Sunset dissolves into nightfall"
Ghazal for Emilie Parker
by Carolyne Wright

"Behind us, our childhoods wave goodbye in the rear-view mirror"
A Change of Maps
by Carolyne Wright

"Searching again in the back alleys of sleep"
Winter Dream with Garden
by Carolyne Wright

Big Sky Looking Toward Questa  ~ Taos ~ New Mexico

"The bitter winds how cold they blow"
Advent Season
by Wilda Morris

"Outside, the gray breath of a storm"
Letting Go 
by Charles Entrekin

"I'd forgotten how cold Illinois can be in winter"
Home for Christmas, 1968 
by Michael Escoubas

"Where dreams sailed into twilight"
Small Town America
by Gail Denham

"The full moon hangs its silence in my heart"
This Moment of Grace
by Lois Parker Edstrom

"This is a secret I will not tell my children"
by Dina Friedman

"My pedals turn in their own rhythm"
Moment of Time
by Annie Jenkin

" A golden eagle shadow-hunting above the marsh"
by Maralee Gerke

Congratulations to the finalists for the
Pushcart Prize Nominations for 2019

Taos Mountain ~ Taos ~ New Mexico

"Air soft as silk"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"Wild turkey footprints stamped out in snow"
They Asked
by Wanda Schubmehl

"An old farmhouse on a city lot"
They asked me what I missed about Bloomington, Illinois,
so I replied . . .

by Candace Armstrong

"And the earth holds forth her arms like a lover"
by Michael Escoubas

"Fingers sifting through silken sand"
Fort Lauderdale
by Karen Schwartz

"The sound I'd left behind"
Pelican Bay
by Mary Jo Balistreri

"Daddy always read the Christmas story" 
by Gail Denham

"I miss the children of Chhahari"
Safe Space
by Michael G. Smith

"I was born by a river"
They Asked Me What I Missed About My Hometown
by Karla Linn Merrifield

"Not a day has passed where I haven’t known sorrow"
Letter to My Son
by Jeannie E. Roberts

Thunderstorm ~ Central Oklahoma City ~ Oklahoma

Someone You Love Is Still Alive
by Ephraim Scott Sommers
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Descent Before the Surprise
by Marcel Aime Duclos
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Nuestra Senora De San Juan Chapel ~Talpa ~ New Mexico

Publisher: Presa Press
Sex and Other Slapsticks
by Ellaraine Lockie

Walking Rain ~ Taos ~ New Mexico

Try this novelty martini this holiday season
White Christmas
from the holiday kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

This sweet and savoury spice is frequently difficult to find outside the U.K.
British Mixed Spice
from the holiday kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Moist and airy in between two thin hard crusts
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Moist and dense with a subtle almond flavour perfect for breakfast snack or dessert.
Almond Bread
from the kitchen of Trudy Escoubas

Gooey, sticky and scrumptious
Sticky Toffee Pudding
from the holiday kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Blueberry Hill ~Taos ~ New Mexico

Steven J. Goetzinger

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Piedras Blancas Light Station ~ Cambria ~ California


Frühling ~ Baden-Württemberg ~ Germany


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