'Tude with Verve ::

Ever the Educator

Dying Man Reflects on Life through Blog Diary If you've read the memoir of Alva Harris, PhD (Buzzard's Myth: Adventures of a Free Spirit from Egg to Infinity), you already have a peek into the depths of this man's knowledge and sense of self.  If you haven't had the opportunity to read his memoir yet, his website gives a wonderful overview of his adventures and you will surely enjoy a walk through those online pages. And if you do nothing else, follow [...]

Marianka Mojo :: The Gift of Peace

  I want to talk about Marianka.  She’s a twenty-something neighbor, whom I know only through a high-school friend, whom I haven’t seen for 30 years (her husband), and both of whom live a mere 10 minutes away from me. She is a spectacular woman.  She changed me, for the better.  Here’s the gig: Okay, giving forward.  Do unto others.  Live for the living.  Random acts of kindness. You’ve heard of these concepts . . . where people “give just to give” [...]

Dithering Disguised as Writing

Order Sharon's roaring book via her website or Contact Us on the form at the right. New Bern, NC, author Sharon Phennah is just a charmer.  She's nutty and

Let This Be the Moment

Let this be the moment we bow our heads today and give thanks to our military friends. I was so fortunate to wake up this morning and receive this gift, a post from "Taco," Mitchell Bell LtCol USMC, Military Blogger Thesandgram.com. He invited me to post it, and of course, I eagerly do so. You'll be seeing much more from him in weeks to come. **** He wrote: I have a great friend, a former Sgt in the Marine Corps named Marcus [...]

A Mother’s Every Day

Musings from the Pipeline -- by Janet Fix Mother Mom Ma Momma Mums. Tough job, lots of burdens and stressors We worry about things that no one else does No one else sees or feels because no one else can Rewards are great, yes, but not every day We get tired like everyone else Our shoulders will gladly carry all the weight But sometimes we just can’t Did you know we hurt sometimes and feel alone Watching you come home, [...]

WOW Moments

by Jan Fix, owner/editor During my daily encounters with our customers, this country's students, teachers, publishers, writers, and other business professionals, and with my fellow editors at thewordverve, I am reminded to appreciate and admire our many talents and gifts. I can be pouring my coffee in the morning or about to close the computer for the night.  I can be eating a PB&J or writing a check.  I can be transcribing an interview or redlining a letter.  And suddenly I [...]