Yearly Archives: 2010

Pink Think: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa photo from coyote-trader I tried. I really tried. Every year, I enter a Christmas writing contest in our local paper. I wanted to do so again this year. Hours before the […]


Pink Think: “And so I’m still giving some thought – I will transition hopefully into the corporate world. And I look forward to getting involved in several other areas that I have a great interest in.” – Hugh Shelton photo by Sandra Silva on Trek EarthOne of the most challenging […]


by Jewel Punzalan AllenPhilippine News, December 2000 Manila, Utah photo by J. Stephen Conn on FlickrManila, Philippines photo from chachasconeyisland.comMANILA, Utah – Every week, postmaster Lenita Steinaker receives at least one piece of mail addressed to another Manila. Manila, Philippines, that is. She said, “Sometimes, postal workers will sort mail […]

Tale of Two Cities

Pink Think: “I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Because you have to finish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions made just for the sake of making decisions. You do something because it’s efficient and because it gets […]

Two Sweetest Words

Pink Think: “I am thankful…to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer original art from Rocky Point PARP Midway through NaNoWriMo and feeling good. Though not in the way I expected. I signed up for National Novel Writing Month with a 50k word […]

NaNo Was No Turkey

Pink Think: “There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.” – Annie Dillard photo of Emmie the beagle by Cricket and Junebug the kittens…no fur flying Heigh Ho! My big fundraising event is over. Not perfect and learned lots, but a […]

Life is Good

Pink Think: “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” – Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking Me, as a tomato Last night while dressed as a tomato (I love being able to write that!), I got to read my poem called, ahem, The Midnight Stock Boy and the […]

Haunted Tomato

Pink Think: “Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world! Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before! Let your soul take you where you long to be!” -Erik, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera photo of The Phantom and Christine from Ace PhotosI’ve […]

A Phantom of an Idea