10 Fun Christmas Facts

  10 FUN CHRISTMAS FACTS By Vicki Hinze         Have you ever wondered about some of the things we see and embrace at Christmas? We know that Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus…
Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like…
Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like…
Benefits of an Open Mind

  Benefits of an Open Mind   By   Vicki Hinze       People need ideas. And inspiration. Both require an open mind. Both require critical thinking, analysis, and a willingness to see not one but both sides of…
Reading Places

  Reading Places by Tara Randel   Yesterday I was part of a Facebook party. I posed the question, where was your favorite place to read when you were a child?   When I was a kid, one of my…
The Cold War and That Damned Berlin Wall

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On a cold, January day in 1961, in a world chilled by the threat of nuclear Armageddon, I sat near a radio with my family and listened intently to the words of a man…
The Grace Card

  The Grace Card by Elizabeth Goddard   I recently found myself in a sticky situation. A misunderstanding. That often happens in emails. We write out an email, our intention clear to us, only to have the person on the…
British Drug Pushers in China–The 2nd Opium War

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Last week, we began the sordid tale of the First Opium War, in which England pushed opium produced in India onto China to balance its trade deficit with that country. Today, we continue with the…