#WednesdayWonders – #Gemstones #Sodalite


Hi guys, sorry this is a day late, Jan has some grand info on Sodalite, I’m curious, any of you have experience with this stone?
As I was reading, I became overcome with a desire to buy a chain with a pendent made of Sodalite for a friend of mine.

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Welcome to another stroll through the world of Gemstones!

Today’s spotlight is on a beautiful blue stone, Sodalite.

Photo by Jan Sikes 11-7-21

I absolutely love this stone and have the three shown above. I keep one by my bedside and often will slip one under my pillow. I also keep one next to my computer.

Sodalite was first discovered by Europeans in 1811 in Greenland but has been traced as far back as 2000 B.C. near Lima where it was used for trade among the Caral people.

It is associated with the throat chakra and brings order and calmness to the mind. It unites logic with intuition and opens spiritual perception, allowing for downloads from the higher mind to the physical level. It stimulates the pineal gland and third eye which deepens meditation. Sodalite clears electromagnetic pollution which is why I keep one next to my computer.

This stone…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – Who Is She? Claire Plaisted: an Interview with Anita Kovacevic shared by Patty Fletcher


I’m so excited! Over the moon! to see Claire featured here!

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Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’

In this series I will be sharing posts from the first six months of 2021 – details of how you can participate are at the end of the post.

This is the second postfrom author and blogger Patty Fletcher who shares an interview from her archives with author Claire Plaisted by Anita Kovacevic – Anita’s Haven

Who Is She? Claire Plaisted: an Interview with Patty Fletcher

Claire Plaisted, a New Zealand force of nature in the form of a mother, author…

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My New Guide Dog


K Morris - Poet

On 1 September 2020, my old friend and guide dog Trigger was put to sleep due to having developed cancer. The months following his death were difficult. Not only had I lost a mobility aid but (far more importantly) I had lost a companion who had accompanied me almost everywhere since 4 July 2011. Of course as time passes the sadness becomes intermixed with happier recollections of one’s time together. One never forgets but life goes on and, in time one smiles again.

I have, since Trigger’s death, been using a long white cane. Whilst I am a competent cane user, it is far easier when walking with a guide dog (in my experience) than when utilising a white cane. I was therefore delighted when on Monday 1 November I received a call from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association informing me that I had been matched with guide…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – #Foods dangerous for #dogs by Patty Fletcher


Thanks to Sally for featuring this post onto her blog.
If you visit please comment to let us know you did.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’

In this series I will be sharing posts from the first six months of 2021 – details of how you can participate are at the end of the post.

This is the first postfrom author and blogger Patty Fletcher who shares the foods that are dangerous for dogs to eat.

Paws on the Street Part Three: From Chief Blue Seeing Eye Dog What We Doggies Can’t Eat #Tip 

Hi everybody, this is Chief Blue Seeing Eye Dog reporting live and in…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Family – Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me by Abbie Taylor


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Very pleased to share the news of the latest release by Abbie Taylor…Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

About the book

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! #SocialMediaMonday #Inspiration #Reblogs


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Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Now that you have perhaps read the September/October issue of The Writer’s Grapevine, which I posted here on Saturday, maybe you’d like to contribute something. This publication, produced by TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing, seeks poetry, fiction, and essays. The theme is holidays or the season where you live. The deadline is November 15th. So, open your word processor, think about holidays or seasons, and start writing. Good luck!

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Hello, it’s time to begin readying for The Writer’s Grapevine Holiday Extravaganza.

The following guidelines are new so make certain you read them carefully before submitting.

The Holiday Extravaganza will focus on the theme of the holidays you celebrate and the weather season you happen to be in.

Read the full guidelines on Patty’s World.

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Introducing Jenzy Montague and learn about her children’s books.


Interview With An Author - Jenzy Montague     Tell us about where are you from? Everywhere, LOL I was born in Missouri. I call Colorado my spiritual home. I loved it there and would move back in an instant. I’ve lived in California, Montclair, New Jersey, and now Virginia. I love mountains and college … Continue reading Introducing Jenzy Montague and learn about her children’s books.

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 -#Potluck – Know Your Worth – Claire Plaisted with A Conversation about Perceived Value Posted on Facebook by Amanda Zito.


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’

In this series I will be sharing posts from the first six months of 2021 – details of how you can participate are at the end of the post.

This is the second post from author and publisher Claire Plaisted and it is a reminder that we need to set a worth on our work and that of others that reflect not just the finished project but all the work that goes into it… that includes writing books.

Know Your Worth…

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The inner cat


What a delightful post.
Claire and I will love sharing this round.

Sun in Gemini

I’m not fond of practical jokes. They’re usually performed by people – famous or next door – who you’d cross the street to avoid.

But there is a level of trickery that can be justified as long as one is prepared to face the consequences…and only as a matter of important principle.

My lovely wife, Bernie, would tell you that my most ‘celebrated’ example of this was during a holiday in Cyprus, many years ago. On the first morning, we awoke to find a parade of cats on the patio. Mindful that such places are full of hungry strays, we simply stared out of the patio doors at them.

Secure in the knowledge that they had our attention, most of them left; leaving an elegant ginger pair: father and son, to parade around our pool before junior was ceremoniously dumped on our doorstep as the ‘lion king’ went about his…

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