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Saturday is for Sharing – Bruce Atchison

STOP what you are DOING and Take a LOOK!
Miss Opal and Lynda are delighted to re-blog our top winners for the special feature – Saturday is for Sharing – on SCAN-a-BLOG in 2018. Bruce Atchison WON 2nd PLACE for MOST-VISITED blog of this series from 2018.
Bruce Atchison, and Mike Bayles came in SECOND – it was a TIE.
We appreciate you both so much and invite you to return again. Let Miss Opal and I know what is coming up for you this year. CONGRATULATIONS BRUCE!


Post #124 – September 8, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #9

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing 


Bruce Atchison, Canadian Author



Hi Bruce,   It is a pleasure to have you as a guest today on Saturday is for Sharing.  I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for several years and I also know you through the Behind Our Eyes organization.

You are our first international Guest Author.

I recommend your memoir

Deliverance From Jericho: Six Years in a Blind School

to our readers. I have this book and will quote from the back cover:

Imagine being a disabled child, hastily sent to a boarding school hundreds of miles from home, and being kept there for months at a time.  This was the fate of most physically and mentally impaired students half a century ago.  ntellectuals and governmaent  officials…

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Saturday is for SHARING – Mike Bayles

miss Opal and Lynda are delighted to re-blog our top winners for the special feature – Saturday is for Sharing – on SCAN-a-BLOG in 2018. Mike Bayles interview took SECOND PLACE in the MOST-VISITED blog of this series from 2018.
Mike shares this honor with Bruce Atchison, who had the same number of visitors to his interview. It was a TIE for Second Place in the yearly STATS. We appreciate you both so much and invite you to return again. Let Miss Opal and I know what is coming up for you this year. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE.


Post #131

September 22, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #12

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing


Mike Bayles

Wisconsin Author
& Poet

Welcome, Mike.

I really like the idea of blended genre – a collage – a different way of
presenting the passage of time – not in a linear way and not solely by use of
only one genre.

I am so interested in the work of creative people
who are working across genre and across disciplines like you do.

I am very interested in how you approach literature.Who influences you ? What
kind of writing are you particularly drawn to ?

Mike_ Interesting questions.
I don’t relate to the Post Modernist label. The poets I follow most closely are
Emily Skaja, Kara Candito, Matt Hart, and Caryl Pagel.

I have done poetry
readings in The…

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Saturday is for Sharing – Amy Bovaird –

This special feature came in as our #1 MOST-VISITED Post in the Saturday is for Sharing series in 2018.

Miss Opal and Lynda are pleased to present our #1 Winner of the Year for MOST_VISITED interview. on our blog in 218.

Congratulations to Amy Bovaird. It was a pleasure to have your story on our SCAN-a-BLOG and we wish you much success in 2019. Please visit us again, Amy.


Post #122 – Aug. 25, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #8

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing 


Meet Amy Bovaird

Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss



Hi Amy,   I am so pleased to present your books and hear your thoughts today on SCAN.

Your life-long love of travel and your humorous adventures abroad,  teaching English as a Second Language, seem to be  the backbone of  your writing.  No matter what the story is about, we get an excellent view of the world as you experienced it.  You bring us along wherever you are, in your writing. I’ve been reading your stories for a number of years.

Recently, I listened to the Spring/Summer issue of “Magnets & Ladders Literary Magazine.” This magazine was  recorded on digital cassette by the Perkins Library. I really enjoyed hearing your essay…

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New Year New Beginnings!

I am re-blogging this post for it is something to celebrate.
This blogger is my daughter, Heidi Lambert McClure. This is her first blog post – ever! This should be a fun adventure in blogging for her and I ask that you visit her site, give her a “LIKE” and leave her a comment to encourage her on this new adventure.

Thank you for being generous, thoughtful, and caring about a new blogger and a new friend on the WP Blogger SITES.

Sassafras Hill Days

The blessing of Christmas and cherished time spent with family is behind us. New years eve and New years day were just two quiet days in the cabin on the hill. Jerry, me & all of our furry children wondering what the new year would bring. Monday quietly rolled into Tuesday.

New Year, New beginnings! January 1st 2019 I started my new JOB! I am now officially self employed! My studio is now my work place and I am now my own boss! I have worked for this day for a very long time and this will be the BEST job I have ever had!

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Post #156

January 4, 2019


THANK YOU for reading, sharing, re-blogging, and commenting on SCAN-a-Blog  in 2018.  Most of all, I THANK the 95 FOLLOWERS of SCAN. How much I appreciate your VISITS and how much I enjoy VISITING YOUR BLOGS, too.  You inspire me and teach me, and you widen my world.

Here are some stats from 2018.


90 Posts Published

TOP STORY for 2018:  RIVER, a poem and reflection.  Read it here!

47,753 Words Published

620 Average Words per Post


2,647 VIEWS in 2018

7,943 All-Time Views on SCAN-a-Blog

5,552 VISITORS on SCAN in 2018


Saturday is for Sharing is a  Special Feature I started in 2018. It had a lot of attention for my fellow authors. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than promoting your work and seeing you thrive and grow.  For this feature, I invite published authors to contact me. You can learn more about this interview by looking for “Saturday is for Sharing” on the top MENU BAR of the page. 

Contact me for more information and let’s set you up with an interview to promote you and your book.E-mail:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net

Congratulations to Amy Bovaird for garnering the TOP VIEWS for your interview with Lynda and Miss Opal on Saturday is for Sharing!

Read Amy’s interview here: Click Here!

You will LOVE READING the TOP POST in Saturday is for SHARING by Amy Bovaird.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2  Saturday is for Sharing featured guests – Mike and Bruce  came in 2nd place – a tie!

Mike Bayles: Read it Here!

Bruce Atchison: Read it Here!

Share the Happiness.

Re-blog or share on your social media.

I love you for that!

God is about to WOW You!

The Godly Chic Diaries

God is about to WOW you. He’s going above and beyond what you asked. The Lord knows what you’ve prayed for. His answer is: I’m doing more than that!…

Here’s the thing. I largely navigated my life- my thoughts, my emotions my entire life. Growing up I ALWAYS had my head in the clouds, thinking of the life I want to create for myself. I used to be afraid of pushing through gifts and talents I knew I had because of the possible exposure it would cause, being a private (introverted) person that I am. What I didn’t understand is that God’s gifts and talents AREN’T FOR US TO KEEP! It is meant to help other souls who might need that special encouragement or that extra push to better themselves as well!

“So lets not get tired of doing what is good. At the right time you will reap a…

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I am an artist because…

Some thoughts about the nature of an artist – on New Years Day.
In this blog post, writer Christian Mihai, gives an inside view of the mindset of the artist. You may be surprised at his response to this question.
What is an artist?
How do you know what an artist is?

Cristian Mihai

There’s a part of me that believes art to be a primordial aspect of the human condition. Art inspires, art is a way of achieving greatness, of building a better world. Art turns strangers into friends. Without art, without artists, we wouldn’t be ourselves anymore.

Because I feel that within the confines of any artistic form of expression, we allow ourselves to wear a mask. The artist hides behind words or paints or brushes. And he feels safe. He can be anyone he wants to be. His freedom is limitless. And he plays this bizarre game of hide and seek with the rest of the world, constantly changing the rules, until he decides – maybe on a mere subconscious level – to  be himself, thinking that people will never find out.

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The Puppies of New Year’s Eve (fiction)

I am re-blogging this delightful and fun New Year’s story from Alice Jane-Marie Massa. This story is in her book, The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season, DLD Books. You can purchase her book from Amazon.


NOTE:  Since the beginning of this new year of 2019 will be busier than usual for me, I am sharing with you on this New Year’s Eve one of my favorite short stories, which I wrote in January of 2014, and which is one of the stories in my collection The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season, available from Amazon.  (The story is approximately 2220 words.)



The Puppies of New Year’s Eve

by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

On the morning of New Year’s Eve, Clare Ann had the heater of her red Ford Taurus turned to high as she was in the midst of her 70-mile journey to the farmhouse where she would pick up her new puppies.  Earlier in December, Clare Ann had decided that she did not want one puppy to be lonely, so she chose two puppies.  Fortunately, Glenn, the breeder of the…

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A Proverb for the End of the Year

Post #151

A Proverb for the End of the Year

By Lynda McKinney Lambert, Pennsylvania Author & Artist

With the old Almanack and the old Year,

Leave thy old Vices, tho’ ever so dear. –Proverb

According to todays issue of the Old Farmer’s Almanac – Companion Newsletter

Today’s poetry feature is a little SIXTEEN WORD PROVERB.

What is a Proverb?

“Proverbs. They’re old-fashioned, folksy, pithy — and everywhere. ~Mark Peters

I read an essay on the topic of proverbs by Mark Peters, posted on November 21, 2016. I think his advice and information is spot on for us to read on this final day of 2018. Mark’s essay gives a several views of what a Proverb is and some of them are not positive. He examines the entire spectrum of this topic, which I enjoyed reading today.  

You can find Marks article on Proverbs at


Personally, I like Mark’s comment,

“we need proverbs because they reflect who we are.”

I also believe a proverb can connect  us to who we are. A proverb can enlighten us and give us direction, as in the one quoted at the beginning of this article. This was the featured poetic quote in today’s issue of the Old Farmer’s Almanac – Companion Newsletter. Each day there is a new poetic quote with photograph. It’s a beautiful way to begin the day.

I’ve seen how a proverb helps us to define our world view. The Proverbs we choose to quote give a lot of insight into what we think. You will begin to think of the many proverbs you utter in your daily conversations once you become aware of them.

Without knowing what your world view is, and how you got it, you are adrift in the sea of human ideas. I’ve considered, for years, how our world view reflects our core beliefs. We seldom stop to think about the little things we say all the time.

It’s good for us to examine our thoughts and figure out where our own ideas and beliefs incubated. We can start by thinking about what we say unconsciously all the time.

What  Proverbs do  YOU quote often?


If so, this may be something that will help you to understand who you are. You can begin with a PROVERB that you like.

Keep that PROVERB in mind, and begin to reflect on the message.

The PROVERB quoted at the top of this article asks us to take stock of the past year and think about a “vice” we may have held onto. Since this is the 365th day of 2018, we’ve had an entire year to grasp something that is not beneficial to us. Is it time to let it go? Here, we have the wisdom of the ages in just SIXTEEN words. What vice will you give up for 2019.

This article was written and brought to you by Pennsylvania Author, Lynda McKinney Lambert. December 31, 2018.

Lynda owns SCAN-a-Blog, and holds all rights to the publication of each article.

Lynda McKinney Lambert is a Western Pennsylvania author and visual artist who  writes 2 blogs:

Walking by Inner Vision Blog:  www.lyndalambert.com

Scan-A-Blog:  www.llambert363.blog

Visit Lynda’s Author ‘s Page at  http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/

This blog post is the property of Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright : December 31, 2018 . Lynda McKinney Lambert. All rights reserved.