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M'Buti's Musings And Mutterings by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'Buti decides to update us on what has been going on with her. She is on complete bedrest, as she found out that she is pregnant again, with her fourth child (or so she thinks!)...
M'Buti's Musings... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'Buti Ayala Moore-Sormiento drops in for a social call. She lets us know what is up in her world...
M'buti's Son, Jubaki by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'buti, my wife, is a wonderful person. She is also a wonderful wife to me, Roberto, and is a doting mother to our nearly two-year-old son, Jubaki Miguel, who is the apple of her eye. And mine. He is a delightful little boy with a happy, playful personality. He is a big boy, as f..
M'Kaya And Franklin Jefferson: An Update, June 2009. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
An update from M'Kaya Jefferson and her family and how they are faring since her last journal entry of November of last year...
M'Kaya's Big News by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'Kaya Mnjama, who is now married to Franklin Jefferson, shares with her friends in a letter the big news that has occurred in her life. She and her husband have been married for 6 months, and she has found out that she is two months pregnant with their first child...
Maddie's Journal: Welcome, Emmanuel Thaddeus!! (10/13/09) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Maddie Wright in Conyers, Georgia, is beside herself with joy: the family has adopted a little three-year-old boy from Kenya, Africa, who has no legs. They now have five children...
Maiden Voyage by Shorty White
The escapades of a first camping trip in a converted school bus...
Make Room For Michael by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Michael became more than a Foster Brother to these two sistersMake Room For Michael ..
Making Changes: A Convesation With Missy and Audrey W/S Tagert by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
IMASURVIVOR (MOMMY MISSY) says: I think the fact that I am living the life I am is a testmanent to the fact that if someone intervenes things can change ..
Mama by Dianna Reed
The struggles of a woman, only know to her readers as 'mama' to provide for her family as seen through the eyes of her eldest daughter, Gracie...
View Photo of Mama Tried to Raise a Lady Read excerpt from Mama Tried to Raise a Lady Mama Tried to Raise a Lady by RD Larson
Sometimes my Mama and Pop fought. This was the worst time. Excerpt from "Mama Tried to Raise a Lady" by RD Larson..
Mama you Know I Love You (Abby's Letter) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Mama I never meant for it to sound like I was upset with you in my last letter, because I wasn’t mad at you. I know you made mistakes. I have made plenty of mistakesin my life as well. I’m not perfect, nobody but God himself is, and I can’t say I would have done things different..
Mama, The First Sugar Mill Lady by Mary Lynn Plaisance
Happy Mother's Day, Mama center>**** img src=""> "Beau, take your fingers out of th..
Mardi Gras Always Fun, But There's Nothing Like Riding On A Float! by Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Memories of riding on a float in the Krewe of Freret Parade in 1981 during the Mardi Gras Season of New Orleans Louisiana. Edited version appeared in the "Human Condition" column in the Magazine Section of the Baton Rouge Advocate on Sunday, February 5, 2012, p. 2E. Picture Drawn b..
Margie's Sealed Box by Randall Barfield
Liz reached into the box and took the only thing left.....
Marina Hope's Story. (Part Three) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Marina Hope Ryan, off from work today, plans on enjoying the day with her brother and her brother's partner. Image of sunrise (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
Marina Hope's Story. (Part Two) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Marina Hope is back at full throttle. Image of cloud-to-ground lightning flash (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman...
View Photo of Marine Mom Speaks Read excerpt from Marine Mom Speaks Marine Mom Speaks by Cynth'ya
This is a story shared with written permission. Women--pay attention. Men, just wake up between commercials and perhaps you just might get it as well. In love with America, but not her wicked ways... cynth'ya..
Marketing My Way 2006 by Vena McGrath
I actually did leave a few copies of my book around in stores just for the hell of it. The story you are about to read is fictional - just something I hoped might have happened with one of my 'orphans' I hoped would be adopted...
Martha's Story. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Martha Morgan writes about herself and her life. Image of Alaska scenery (c) 2013 by Karla Dorman...
Mary Rose and the Frog by Valerie Amor
Mary Rose invested the frog with intelligence which Grandma doubted existed...
Mary-Judy. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family loves and accepts their oldest child, who was born mentally disabled. This is her (their) story...
Matilda's Story. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A story about an Italian-American girl and her family...
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt) by Jansen Estrup
Sinking of a trawler in stormy waters and rescue of its crewmembers. Painting from 1964 by the author...
Meeting Danielle: The Adoption Chronicles. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family welcomes their new daughter from Idaho. This is their story...
Meeting Rani And Arjun: Our Family Grows By Two (By Louisiana Sandusky) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is beyond thrilled at the arrival of their two newest children from Sri Lanka, Arjun Ravi, who is one, and Rani Kalpana, who is five. The two children arrived Saturday afternoon, and the family has been enjoying every minute with them...
Memoirs of A Journey Part One (Non Fiction) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Melissa was comfortable with herself, and that made you comfortable around her, she was not bitter about loosing her leg, or about the other health issues she had endured, her philosphy as I have often stated and tried to adopt was why dwell when you can spend that ener..
Memories Everywhere. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A family is getting ready to move from Burleson, Texas, to Galveston, Texas, along the Gulf Coast; the oldest child is having mixed feelings about it. Image of Veteran speaking at Veteran's Day Celebration, Burleson, Texas; image (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman...
Ye Olde Mill is an actual mill that currently houses The Velvet Ice Cream Company. The mill is a wonderful place to spend a few hours whether strolling the grounds, feeding the ducks, picnicing, or eating in their ice cream parlor. When they sponsored an essay contest focusing on guests memo..
Memory from My Heart by Tory Lynn
Everyone has a memory in their heart that stays with them their entire lives. I have one I want to share. ..
Mending Matters (A Conversation Between Kendra and Audrey W/S Tagert) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Dedicated to Karen ..
Mere (Mother) by Chantay Leonard
Khale Moreaux returns to her native land of Haiti to discover her mother has died of cancer. As she and her sister, Jeanne pack up their mother's belongings, they reflect on the complex emotional ties between mothers and daughters...
How to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in over 125 different languages.....
Merry Christmas Santa by Joe Prentis
Everyone knows Santa, but sometimes he surprises even himself...
Meteor Showers Bring On Quite A Show!! by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
November 19, 2002. This is Gemini. Gemini Sandusky. But I am not here to write about our family so much this time (although they WERE with me during the event of which I am about to share with you now). Instead I am going to write about the Leonid meteor shower that went on last ni..
Mia's Musings: Blessings Abound by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Anurgani is growing into quiet the young lady, and has discovered boys, all I have to say is watch out Missy LOL! ..
Micah's Musing: March.23.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I heard word that Johnny has woke up from his drug induced coma, and I told Rebekka Rachel which made her day, she needed some happy news, she has been through so much in the past couple of weeks. ..
Michael Doucet's Journal (October 13, 2007) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora (and son) continue to battle the odds; both are holding their own, according to Michael, Jenna's husband--and Kenai's father...
Michael's Musings: Settling In (April 22, 2014) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Michael Stinkowitz writes in his journal while on his lunch break at his new job. Image of Denali (Mount McKinley) (c) 2013 by Karla Dorman...
Michelle Callaways Journal July.07.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I havent written in awhile because Mamma Audrey and Sister Susie have been real sick, but they are getting better.....
Michiko Osaka's Journal (Entry #5) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Michiko updates us on what's been going on in her life...
Mickey Mouse's Heaven by susie harrison
One small boy's lesson that when life begins death is inevitable, but the opportunities to teach become invaluable...
Milk Glass, An Excerpt from by Carolyn HowardJohnson
This excerpt from Carolyn's most recent award-winning book is an example of the new genre creative nonfiction. It's true but reads like a story. ..
Missing My Daddy by Sandie Angel
This is about my daddy.....
Mixers don't Mix by Richard Kallao
Mom & Dad & Immigration by Ron Karcz
A memorial to my Mom and Dad on what would have been their 70th Anniversary...
Mom's birthday May 4, 2006 by Henry Stevens
I think of Mom on her birthday..
Missing Johnny (By Erich, His Older Brother) (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Johnny's biological brother, who is 15 1/2, writes about his younger brother, Johnny, 11, who is terminally ill with a neuromuscular disorder and why he misses him so much. (Erich and Johnny were adopted by different families: Johnny lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Erich lives in New York City, ..
Missy's Musings June.28.07 by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am on a cloud it feels like since I have been given the news, I have a little sister, a little sister that I have never met, but will be reuniting with at the weeks end. I hope she has not been beaten and abused like I had been, it took me a long time to overcome that, an..
Mom's new beau is Elvis Presely? by Crystal Gange
Mom's new beau is Elvis Presely? No, just a big fan of Elvis. ..
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2. Hurricane Isaac, Simon & Simon, Perry Maso
3. The Stolen Car
5. The Christmas Kitten-Cat
6. Memories Everywhere.
7. The Plates
9. What makes the good old days the good old
10. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday (excerpt)
11. Love Gives Itself
12. Shave and a Haircut
14. Our Battle their Defeat
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20. A Story Simply Told

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