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Monday, May 30, 2016

Today we honor our men and women who have fought to keep us, not only free, but safe as well.

My thoughts go to my late father, Private George Edgar "Eddie" Shiveley - 104 Infantry Division, Timberwolf Pups. He landed on the beaches of Normandy, helped to liberate Middle-Bau Dora at the cost of a happy future life. He never exorcised the horrors he had seen, but did the best that he could.
It is men and women like my father who we should honor, not just today, but every day of our lives.

Wearin’ The Green

He lay back wearily upon pillows piled high,
His once bright eyes dull with pain.
A weak smile pulled at his lips as shaking hand
Cleaved through once abundant hair,
Now thinned by toxic treatments.
"Now listen to me, Dottir.
There’s things ya be needin’ ta know,
About where yer people come from –
And land so green, it would tear yer heart.
Dottir, stop yer cryin’! We must be partin’ soon.
And if ya be wantin’ to remember me - I can tell ya the way.
So hush. Hush. Hush.
Dottir, remember your roots!
And every year – be wearin’ the green!
Wear it with pride, girl – yer head held high,
For it’s poets ya come from,
Aye - and great men and women too,
Who would not be held down!
And don’t ye be, girl. Don’t ye be.”


I love you, Da.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Force One


Type-C Windows 10 Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad Core 1.84GHz 8 inch WXGA IPS Screen 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Cameras Bluetooth 4.0

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody


“Campy, fun, for some reason the writing and characterization remind me
of The Confederacy of the Dunces…This is a fun, imaginative book. It’s
well written and well told. ”

 – review from Ingram Spar

The vampire Rockford Peadlebody is dead.

His brother Gerald, his wife Ginger, and their son Raymond, all with a
trickle of the same bloodline, head for grandpa’s estate only to
discover that the great and mysterious Benjamin Peadlebody died a week
earlier. It seems fishy to Gerald-two untimely deaths in the family.
Yes, Rockford’s demise was of his own doing, but Benjamin? Perhaps the
servant, a reserved, tattooed muscleman Richard Cottlebone knows more
than he’s letting on.

No help comes from Ginger. She’s too busy trying to un-vampire herself.
And Raymond just wants to be in love. Pity the mystery is in his lap,
but Gerald presses on despite the stone cold receptions he gets.

Friday, May 6, 2016

It's Coming Soon!

The first issue of Debra Shiveley Welch Love and Writing newsletter will be launched on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and I have some great things for you to look forward to.

Chef Danny Kligmann
Chopped Junior Chef, Season 1, Episode 4
Danny Kligmann, Series 1, episode 4 "A Chopped Junior Thanksgiving" will be sharing some tips for the young cook and some recipes. Ever wonder what the soup Martha Stewart loved so much tasted like? Well, Chef Danny has given me the recipe. You'll only get it in my newsletter.

Also coming is his Cheese puffs with Sweetened Basil Pomegranate Marscapone and his delicious Teriyaki Chicken skewers, but you'll have to subscribe to my free newsletter to get these yummy recipes.

Only 15, Danny is a busy, young man. Check out his catering business: 

Salt Lake Catering Company
(801) 688-1341

But that's not all. If you wish to post something on the newsletter, send it my way to DebraSWelch@Live.com

We're not done. Chef Rick Honda will be contributing authentic, easy to make at home Japanese
recipes as well and will be available for your questions about Japanese cuisine. 

Will it be all about food. No sireee. I'll be highlighting authors and including submissions made by you, my readers.

So, hop on board. Click here: http://goo.gl/0juaE6 and get a free eBook as well.

I look forward to sharing with you and hopefully, you sharing with me.

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