Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – November 28th 2021 – #Reviews Colleen Chesebro, #Guestpost Marcia Meara, #Christmas Eat Dessert First, #WATWB D.G. Kaye, #MeatFree Carol Taylor

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full… thank Sally.

The first post is from Colleen Chesebro who shares her reviews for the entire series The Vindlanders Saga by Frankie Robertson

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read!

I’ve been exploring the Kindle Unlimited offers on Amazon, and I’ve not been disappointed! This has become an affordable way for me to feed my voracious book reading habit. For book reviewers like me, this is an excellent way to read books. It’s also a great way for authors to up their readership and still get compensated for the read. If you have your book available through Kindle Unlimited… thank you! Now, let me introduce you to four fantasy novels I absolutely loved!

Head over to discover more about the series and read Colleen’s reviews for the four books: The Vinlanders Saga by Frankie Robertson

The next post is from Marcia Meara with another in the Ten Things You May Not Know About Me series.. this week author W. D. Kilpack shares some interesting and diverse snippets.. and also his books..

Today, I’d like you to help me welcome another new visitor to The Write Stuff, author W. D. Kilpack. I think you’ll enjoy his Ten Things list as much as I did, so let’s get to it. Take it away, Bill!

Ten Things You May Not Know About – W. D. Kilpack

  1. When I was a kid, I was convinced I was growing horns. My mom would feel my head and say, “Yep, and they’re getting bigger!”
  2. I served as editor of the newspaper at Westminster College of Salt Lake City and editor-in-chief of the newspaper at West Jordan High School.

Head over to discover the other 8 interesting facts about W.D. Kilpack: Marcia Meara and W.D. Kilpack

The next post is actually from around this time last year but I came across it and Part B when looking through one of my favourite dessert sites – Eat Dessert First Greece..I think you will enjoy reading the post and trying out the sweet treats. Christmas food around the world. – Part B can be found: Here

Doing our research to prepare our Christmas articles, we found a very interesting website dedicated to Christmas. Among the many elements we singled out the descriptions of the foods and sweets that are traditionally consumed at the Christmas table. So in our new Christmas article we will get a taste of Christmas food and sweets from different countries of the world, we will get to know Royal Bee, a new Greek company from Chalkida that operates in the honey industry, and we will make with their honey our delicious Greek melomakarona to prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Head over to read part one: Eat Dessert First Greece – Christmas Table around the world part A

In this month’s #WATWB We are the World #Blogfest.. Debby Gies shares the story of an innovative young British teenager who saw a need within the deaf community and took steps to make it happen.. Inspiring.

We are the World Blogfest

#WATWB – We are the World #Blogfest #RandomActsofKindness, New App for Hearing Impaired – Sign Language

Welcome to the last post for the year for the WATWB – We are the World Blogfest. Each last Friday of the month, a group of writers contribute an article about something good going on in the world to deflect from so much of the negative going on in the world. For this month, I’m sharing my finding of a new App for the hearing impaired.

British High School senior, Mariella Satow, found herself stranded in New York during the pandemic and in between her online school classes she decided she wanted to teach herself how to do sign language. Later, Mariella couldn’t find one streaming platform that added sign language 

Head over to find out more about how Mariella made a difference: Random Acts of Kindness – New App for Hearing Impaired.

If you are looking for a meat free alternative to have over Christmas or to make a change from all the rich foods on offer, here is a recipe from Carol Taylor that looks delicious.

CarolCooks2…Today’s recipe from my kitchen…Cheese and chard pie with preserved Lemons…

This lovely Pie would make a lovely meat-free pie for Christmas dinner served warm with some lovely fresh vegetables…

Cheese and Chard, pie with Preserved Lemons. 

Head over to find the ingredients and method to create this delicious vegetable dish:Carol Taylor’s Cheese and Chard, pie with Preserved Lemons.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read in full… thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday May 3rd 2021 – #WATWB D.G. Kaye, #Injustice Jill Dennison, #Snippets Carol Taylor

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally.

In the first post Debby Gies shares an inspiring story as part of the #WATWB We Are The Blogfest kindness awareness project..

We are the World Blogfest

#WATWB – An Autistic Man Posts Online for Work and Gets 7 Million Views! – Goodnet 

“A young autistic man recently posted a letter on LinkedIn asking for a job. This honest and personal letter sparked such compassion, it was viewed over 7 million times. He opened the hearts of all who read it and within four days, he landed a scholarship in his dream field.

The 20-year-old from Virginia had a vision. Ryan Lowry was looking for a job in IT or animation and wanted to get the word out, so with the help of his dad he opened a LinkedIn account, according to TODAY. He wrote a handwritten, personal, and deeply honest letter that stood out from the other posts.” – Head over to read the extraordinary outcome from this unique young man’s way of communicating.

Head over to read the rest of this amazing young man’s story: An Autistic Man Posts Online for Work and Gets 7 Million Views!

The next post by Jill Dennison is not about the kindness of strangers or the good deeds that are done by fellow humans but about a miscarriage of justice that shows the divide that seems to be growing even wider between us.

The Face of Ugly

Late last night, long after most people were snoring and dreaming dreams of camels in the desert or picnics in the park, I had just finished responding to comments and preparing my music post for this morning. I thought, since it was only 3:20 a.m., I would go ahead and get a start on trolling the news stories of the day, trying to find a focal point for my afternoon post. And then I saw this headline …

Iowa Woman Admits to Hitting Children With Car Because of Their Ethnicity

And, as I have done so many times over the past few years, I felt tears well up, and then I cursed, slamming my fist into the table and saying, “F$&@ Y$#, B@#%*!” No apologies for the language this time … this ‘woman’ deserves that and more. 

To read the report on this horrifying event head over to Jill’s:
The Face of Ugly

And finally today Carol Taylor shares her Saturday Snippets with news on the increase in cases of Covid in Thailand.. a celebration of May Day, diversity and all its diversity…and some music.. always worth heading over to read.

Head over to enjoy the post you won’t be sorry: Carol Taylor Saturday Snippets


Thanks for dropping and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.




Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Friday January 31st 2020 – #Justice Peter Springer, #WATWB D.G. Kaye, #Grief When Women Inspire

A thought provoking post from retired teacher Pete Springer on the subject of exclusion from school due to a different opinion on acceptable hairstyles.

Standing Up for What’s Right

Equal Rights for All

I had never heard of DeAndre Arnold before today, but after learning of his story, I feel compelled to speak out on his behalf. DeAndre is a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas. By all accounts, he is a good student who has never been in trouble.

Arnold has not been in school for weeks, but this is not a matter of illness or truancy. His absence is related to the decisions of the Barbers Hill Independent School District.

Arnold has worn his hair in dreadlocks for years. He is not just making a fashion choice; it is his way of expressing his support for his Trinidad culture and heritage. DeAndre has tried to observe the school’s dress code by tying his hair up and wearing it, so it is above his shoulders and out of his eyes. Even though he would prefer to wear his hair down, he has made this decision to follow the school’s rules. (I would like to show a picture of Arnold’s clean-cut appearance, but I do not have permission to publish his photo.)

Head over to read the rest of Pete’s post and leave your comments there: Standing up for What’s Right by Pete Springer

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Being the last Friday of the month it is time for #WATWB on D.G. Kaye’s blog…and she is showcasing a young guy who should be in the headlines….

#WATWB – We are the World Blogfest -One Man’s Journey to Speak With 10,000 Strangers

Welcome back to the first share for 2020 of the We are the World Blogfest – #WATWB. The community where each last Friday of the month, we share something good going on around the world to deflect from some of the bad news we get plenty of and promote good deeds and random acts of kindness. Today I’m sharing a wonderful idea this man has ventured into on a mission to ignite kindness, communication and compassion incorporated into his daily living.

I felt drawn to this particular act because I believe the world is so embedded in their technology and digital media world, and it’s not hard to notice in every public space that human relations: making eye contact with a stranger, common courtesy, polite salutations, seem to be eroding with time.

Head over to find about Rob Lawless, a 28-year-old extrovert from Philadelphia who is making a difference to strangers every day: WATWB One man’s journey to speak with 10000 strangers with D.G. Kaye

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There are not many of us, especially when you reach my age of 67, who have not experienced loss. Whilst accepting that it is a part of our life cycle does not lessen the grief  that can impact us in so many different ways, at home, work, health and in relationships.

In this post Christy Birmingham’s guest writer Stella Ryne shares some ways to help work through this natural part of our life’s profess.

After losing a loved one, 4 ways to get back on your feet

Losing a loved one: Grieving process

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest moments of a person’s life, explains Stella in this guest post. Something inside you breaks and you feel like it is never going to heal.

The period after the death of a loved one is very hard for those who remain behind. It takes time to adapt to the new situation and to move forward with that hole in your heart. It’s a slow process but certain things can help you get back on your feet a bit sooner.

1. Create a ritual

Traditional rituals like the funeral or going to the church aren’t what I’m referring to here. It’s about creating a ritual you will do by yourself, privately.

For example, maybe you can continue doing errands you did with your loved one to keep the memory alive. Or you can wash the car every weekend, just like your family member or friend did.

The point is that this ritual that you choose to do helps you go through grief without feeling a deep loss and hopeless sadness. In a way, you gain control over your life and you are also able to reflect on the memories of your loved one without getting too upset.

Every ritual is deeply personal, so find an activity or an event through which you can honour the person who died. It will help you conjure positive memories about that person, the ones you shared, and you will also be reminded of the person’s positive qualities.

Head over to read the rest of strategy #1 and the other three important elements: After Losing a Loved One – Christy Birmingham

Stella Ryne is an art historian, traveler, conscious consumer, and a proud mother. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book.

She’s deeply into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable living and sustainable travel will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. Stay in touch with Stella via Twitter and Facebook.

About When Women Inspire

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When Women Inspire is dedicated to showcasing the efforts of women around the world to change the world in positive ways. These are women making social, economic, literary, political or educational waves – in a great way.

Christy Birmingham is also available as a freelance writer and is a published poet – to find out more visit: About When Women Inspire

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope that you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.