Dear Fellow Journalers,

Looking for a book to read about un-sent letters? Here are some you might like.

“Letters never sent”     by Sandra Moran

” Absolutely truly”        by Heather Vogel Frederick

” What she left behind”   by Marie Wiseman

” The Spice Box Letters  by Eva Makis

“The Letter”  by Kay Correll

“The Lavender Ribbon” by Heather Burch


~Happy Reading, Sallie


Random Acts of Gratitude

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Day 15 reads:

” Read a story to children at a book store or library, better yet volunteer at the local elementary school to do this on a recurring basis!”

Quotes for book lovers

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following quotes are for YOU!



“You never have to change anything. You get up in the middle of the night to write.”     Saul Bellow


“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

E.E. Cummings


“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”    Plato


“A little library, growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.”  Henry Ward Beecher


“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

J.K. Rowling


“We read five words on the first page of a really good book and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.”   John Gardner


Questions and Answers

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Over the last several months and especially the last 2 weeks, I have received many comments and questions from all of you. I really appreciate your comments as they help me understand what fuels your writing passions and what inspires you. So I decided to answer all of your questions in one post.

The author of this blog, is me, myself and I. I am, as my about page attests, a retired senior citizen who loves spending time with family and friends, is active in her community, enjoys crafting and journal writing. As a child, I was described as a “tomboy” by my Mom who despaired over my torn jeans (due to tree climbing and riding horses) but I lost the “moniker” when I became a teenager. By then I was writing stories and poems, reading voraciously, and taking lessons in Irish Step Dancing.

I married, became a Mom, taught school and was active in women and church groups, town activities and of course the PTA. When the rubber stamping “bug” swept in, I was immediately “hooked” and crafting took hold of me.

When I first started thinking about writing a blog, I was working for a large corporation and commuting 2 hours a day. Our son was grown and starting his own family and I knew no one who blogged. I did have a website which I helped develop and was making some money selling my handmade greeting cards. Fast forward 2 years. I was now commuting 4 hours a day. Yikes! Journaling became my outlet as I did not have much time to craft unless I got up at 4 am each day! I researched some books about blogging and here are my favorites:

  1.      “The Guest Blogger, Survival Guide” by Kristi Hines
  2.      ” How to write Great Blog Posts that engage readers”  by Steve Scott
  3.      “So you want to write a great post” by Jaime McDougall
  4.      “Write your way to more clients on line” by Linda Descare

Tomorrow I’ll continue with answers to your questions about content, wordpress, authors, subscribing and how to contact me.

‘Til tomorrow,


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