“Warm Holiday Wishes” from Barbara Leonhard

I would like to share my holiday greetings from my post on MasticadoresUSA. May your holiday season be joyous and and your new year be prosperous! Please read on for my thoughts and photos…..

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

This is the time of year when we celebrate many occasions. I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of you as you gather for spiritual and emotional renewal, as you light candles, enjoy traditional foods, exchange gifts, and reconnect with family and friends to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Winter Solstice is also symbolic to many people.

What do these holidays have in common? Light. We light candles and decorate with lights. We’re enlightened with scripture, history, and family traditions. We’re brightened by gifts and goodies.

In winter, people sometimes feel introspective and even depressed. The days get shorter and darker. Truly some feel like they are hibernating in the shadows. The Solstice promises a shift in our light, and Christmas, hope in a rebirth with a new year and a new spring. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa teach that we can rise up against the…

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“Hidden in Childhood” (Ed. Gabriela Marie Milton) Coming Soon

Gabriela Marie Milton has only produced best sellers. Her writing is soul song, rich with luscious imagery. Her anthology, “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women” was a huge success. Now she has formed her own publishing company, Literary Revelations, and her first publication is an anthology entitled “Hidden In Childhood”, which will launch... Continue Reading →

Submission Call!!

I’m the new editor for MasticadoresUSA, and it’s been fun to communicate with authors and publish their work. Take a look here. Readers have enjoyed poetry, prose poetry, poetic memoir, short memoir, and fiction from talented writers from age 14 and up. I would like to publish at least 5 times a week, so I... Continue Reading →

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