Archive | December 2016

Do Not Be Serious About Anything!

These musings and messages could easily define the word “wonderful.” Read on, see if any touch your soul.

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9a777a0771ebcfae58de22014c1fa031-1During my stay at a beautiful Ashram in America long years ago, I was consumed with worry about my future. You see, I had jumped out of the mainstream by quitting a great  job in Manhattan, sold my lovely apartment, left good friends behind, and landed in the Himalayas without a parachute in the middle of a grueling winter. From there, still restless and seeking, I had moved around in both East and West, on a quest for that perfect refuge where I could focus on my creative and spiritual goals. But nothing seemed to work out and by now I was truly sunk in misery.

A friend saw my sad face; impulsively, she tore a page out of the book she was reading and handed it to me. The title said: Do Not Be Serious About Anything: it was a message from the guru of that Ashram, who advised…

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2016. 2 Comments

Spotlight on #Blog Visions for 2017 ~ New Year’s Delight

Bloggers extraordinaire! Enjoy the variety of delights offered here, and many thanks to Tina for offering us the opportunity to share!

TINA FRISCO

Flower Garden by Lucie Stastkova Image courtesy of Lucie Stastkova

I’ve thought for some time now that I’d like to have a theme for my blog. Many of the blogs I follow have themes I find most enjoyable. I’ve asked several of these folks to be my guest, tell us what they envision for their blog in 2017, and include their images and links.

I want to thank all of those who responded and wish them great success in the New Year. They are listed below in alphabetical order by first name. Please visit their sites, like and follow, and perhaps download a book or two. Enjoy! 

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Allan HudsonAllan Hudson ~South Branch Scribbler

2017 will see the South Branch Scribbler hosting a variety of authors with some artists, photographers, and musicians. I have a lineup of terrific folks for the first three months of the New Year and am adding more weekly. I will be trying…

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2016. 1 Comment

Who Has a New #Book? Featuring author Tina Frisco

A most intriguing book blurb. My human tells me she’s reading it and loving it. Definitely unique; check it out!

TINA FRISCO

Fellow author and dear friend, Debby Gies, interviewed me on her blog and featured my new novel, Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire. I hold Debby in the highest regard as both an author and human being. She is kind, generous, compassionate, and brilliant. I am very grateful to be among her honored guests.  ❤

Source: New book promotion, guest author Tina Frisco, Inspirational writing, Vampires, D.G. Kaye

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I’m thrilled to feature friend and author Tina Frisco as my guest today, and to introduce her newly released book, Vampyrie.

Tina is a beautiful soul whose compassion for humanity shows up in her words in all of her writing. Tina is a spiritual person who advocates for kindness and many causes for animal and human rights and justice. You can visit Tina at her blog TinaFrisco.com where you will find many inspirational posts. Tina has many accolades to her…

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This entry was posted on December 28, 2016. 2 Comments

Zoe and Those Feline Blues…

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Zoe and Those Feline Blues

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I can hear you all now. Zoe’s got the blues? Yes, I do . . . well, I did. Now I’m doing the happy dance! Before you go diagnosing me with some sort of mood disorder, let me explain this story of mixed emotions.

Before I do, though—a big “hello!” to my fellow felines, and to those friends of the canine and humanine persuasion, as well. To anyone who may not know me, my name is Zoe and I am a fabulous feline (so fabulous, I coin new words as needed to suit my purpose). I write about my adventures, and sometimes about my life with my human, Emily, which can be an adventure.

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer, though its end is fast approaching. I hate endings, don’t you? Some say an end is just a new beginning. “When one…

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Zoe’s Happy New Year Story

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Zoe’s Happy New Year Story

front viewHappy 2016, Everyone! Zoe the Fabulous Feline here. I hope everyone had a very enjoyable and magical Holiday Season. Mine was quite draining. Between all the activities and good food from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, followed by a very rowdy celebration on New Year’s Eve . . . well, I am still recuperating!

My human, however, leads a more sedate (read boring) life and has nothing from which to recuperate. So I hope you don’t mind, but since she is not exhausted, I am giving her my spot this month. Emily’s story may not be as interesting as those from Yours Truly, but it’s a good story nevertheless. I’ll be back next month with a Valentine’s Day story for you. Stay tuned!

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“Where’s your brother?” Ma turned to face me as I came into the kitchen, red-faced from the afternoon’s play…

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Zoe and Tom

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Zoe and Tom

Profile Pic_My Name Is ZoeHello to my fans and friends! This is Zoe the Fabulous Feline, and the story I’m about to tell you is true.

Those who know me know that I used to be a strictly indoor cat. A few months back, I snuck out of the house and that’s when I met Bella, a dog I initially thought was a wolf and who is now a dear, sweet friend. Bella and I have gone on several road trips together since then, and have always had great adventures!

Sad to say, I have not seen Bella for a while. Her family went south for the winter and I will not see her again until she comes home in the spring. I miss her! And with my best friend not around, I got real bored real fast. So, yesterday I snuck outside and roamed the streets in search of…

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Zoe and Jasmine Reunited

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Zoe and Jasmine Reunited

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I am one felicitous feline! I am so excited that, just before I sat at the computer to tell you all about it, I was doing the happy dance! But first, just in case there are folks out there who do not know me, please allow me to introduce myself.

I am Zoe, the Fabulous Feline. I write stories about my adventures in life. I write about Emily sometimes, too. She’s the human I adopted, and she’s tolerable, as humans go. Okay, I will admit it; I do love her. (I have to say that; after all, she does feed me and scratch my neck.)

If you have been following my stories, you know that I have a sister named Jasmine . . . “Jaz” for short. And if you have not been following my stories – well, why haven’t you? Only kidding!

Jaz close up JAZ…

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