Why I Still Love to Write…

Copyright 2018 MillieAnne Lowe, Oceanside, California

It’s not only that I grew up loving the way John Steinbeck writes and how he moves me with his stories such as Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, et al, it’s that I have found a way to communicate how I feel through storytelling. Continue reading “Why I Still Love to Write…”

A Bucket of Teamwork

An Exceptional Story to Share!

Storyshucker

Several summers ago for work, I attended a week-long team-building conference held on a college campus. Attendees were divided into groups of five and members of each group were to collaborate on various projects for the duration of the conference. Small assignments began on day one and we were informed that the conference would culminate with a day-long special teamwork exercise. On the last day of the conference a project unique to each group would be assigned and required to be accomplished by day’s end.

“To demonstrate how your group has become a solid team.” the instructor explained with an evil grin.

Groans echoed through the classroom. My group’s leader was the most vocal.

None of the five in my group had met before the conference. In fact, we each came from a different state and attended the conference for various reasons. My group leader made it clear that he…

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Love Pumpkins? Read JUST DESSERTS: A FALL FANTASY!

I just purchased, for less than a dollar on Amazon Kindle, a lifetime of chuckles and laughs. Deanne Davis just published Just Desserts: A Fall Fantasy. I recommend this short story as an immediate read for yourself and your kids no matter what age! Her word pictures are so well written that my imagination moved right along from scene to scene with great anticipation.

Just Desserts: A Fall Fantasy is a new classic for the holidays, and Halloween is only a few days away. Get it now, and ENJOY!

MillieAnne

New Amazon Review

Streetsister

$2.97 download. Proceeds go to people forced onto the streets. R2R

5.0 out of 5 stars: Very Well Written and Enlightening, July 29, 2014
By Irish Times (Chicago, Illinois)

This review is from: Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People (Kindle Edition)

I walk past homeless people as I leave the train station and head to my office every single day. Over time I have come to not even see them anymore. It is as if they are no different than the trash that litters the sidewalk. This book opened my eyes. The writing was superb and the author did a good job telling these people’s tales. It was at times heart wrenching but yet still uplifting to see that despite their lot in life most seem to still have a good outlook on life. Some of those stories were pretty funny too, nice to see that they can…

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Chuck Jones – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Road Runner Cartoon Fans!

My Night at Bowers Museum…

I went to the Chuck Jones workshop last night in the vast tombs of the Bowers Museum. For those of you who don’t know – Chuck Jones is the genius who created Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, The Road Runner, Pepe le Pew, and Porky Pig! The workshop had about 24 of us sketching someone’s face as fast as possible, using cartooning techniques just taught us, and then go on to the next person. The goal was to sketch as many faces as possible in a short period of time and experience the delight of being creative! Quick decisions had to be made about who to give a big nose, or bushy eyebrows – or maybe draw someone’s face in the shape of a tomato or a pear?

What are the shapes of features and the faces of those in your family? Have fun!

HOT TIP FOR LOCALS AND VACATIONERS!

GET ON THE ROAD…to BOWERS MUSEUM! Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. I recently enjoyed the current exhibit about two weeks ago and came away with a fabulous load of memories, fascinating facts, and images. Go to bowers.org for information on how to enjoy their fabulous wealth of art and artifacts..from The Lure of San Francisco to the cartoons of Chuck Jones…the in between stuff like the cannibals of Papua, New Guinea, will help stick all of it into your minds forever!