Wishing You a Happy New Year on My Third Anniversary with Hubpages
A Joyful Toast to the New Year
Recently, I received an e-mail from the Hub Masters reminding me of my anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since I first began this journey. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the members of our community who have made this such an enriching experience.
We hubbers live around the world, and are many moods and styles. We not only share our stories, knowledge, and insights, we support and encourage each other. Last year, I dedicated my anniversary hub to some of the many writers who inspire, delight and inform. This hub is a continuation of that tradition.
Disney Instrumental Mix
~ "If they looked closer, they would see…there’s so much more to me.” ~
A 2nd Street Playhouse Mystery, The Artists (3) -- by Mckbirdbks
Mike, this story has what it takes to keep my interest big time...both the script and the big picture. I am so happy you are weaving your poetry back into your work, as well as your charming illustrations. And the music, good sir, has just not missed...so nostalgic and perfectly suited for the storyline...you have the total package here.
--- Marcoujor (Maria)
Holiday Musings on Wawa, Nike and Veterans -- by Marcoujor (Maria)
Maria, I always feel better about humanity's chances after reading your words. It is so nice to know there are people who truly care about others....and you are one of those people my dear. You just have a giving heart.
Weird Animals – The Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frog -- by Drbj
This was brilliant, drbj! I love the line: “We carry tiny little blowguns and use them to shoot poison darts at our enemies.” I learned so much, I thought it was the red ones that were most dangerous but it’s the yellow! Well who would have guessed? Loved it!
--- Nell Rose
Vibrant Horizons -- By Nellieanna Hay
Your phenomenal, panoramic photos are matched only by your magical poetry, Nellieanna. What a beautiful, wondrous place you have shared with us. Thank you for this pleasure.
The Five Basic Elements Of A Short Story -- by Billybuc
Where do you start? At Billybuc's hub page. Then, you read his hubs, this being a perfect example. We can only hope Bill Holland’s Writing 101 is a non-ending class as the information is more invaluable than we can describe.
--- Tillsontitan (Mary)
Writing From the Heart -- by Faith Reaper
Darling Faith Reaper - you always write from the heart and it comes through with such sincerity and joy! I think the dearest things about your messages is that they are inspired and inspiring, but never 'preachy'. You've cheered my day with both your words and your lovely pictures!
A Good Interrogator -- by Frank Atanacio
Excellent storyline. Yes, once the interrogator loses control, that's it! Your creative writings always take one right into the scene ... a sign of a great writer, YOU!
--- Faith Reaper
Always Exploring (Ruby)
Flash Fiction: The Old Country Road -- by Always Exploring
Ruby, I am sure you have a book in you working its way out. This story had it all; suspense, drama, a tornado, a happy ending. The story was perfect.
--- Mckbirdbks (Mike)
Strange And Bizarre Tales from Historic London -- by Nell Rose
I'm big on introductions and hooking the reader, but in this case the title was all you needed for the hook....then we all got a bonus from a well-written article that was funny and fascinating. Well done Nell!
The Skin of Trees -- by Audrey Howitt
This is a beautiful poetic piece that is felt and understood. A small drop of sorrow fell from the sky, the tree gave you comfort, protecting you from the sorrow, feeling safe within the arms of the tree..Loved it.
--- Always Exploring (Ruby)
The 35th Academy Awards - 1963 -- By Tillsontitan
Till, wow another one of your great hubs.. To kill a mockingbird.. my favorite book.. and Peck did a fantastic job with the black and white.. I thought it was the best movie I have ever seen in its category.. thank you refreshing my memory lane.
--- Frank Atanacio
We seem to have lost a number of very talented writers this past year. Understandably, they have spread their wings, left for greener pastures and other literary achievements, or have taken a sabbatical for personal reasons. I’m so pleased to see that a few of them have returned to write poetry, short stories and articles. They include Vincent Moore, Will Starr, Silvergenes and Erin LeFey. Others, we continue to miss – not only for their wonderful writing at the Hub, but for their camaraderie which we all cherish: Femmeflashpoint; Epigramman; Arb; Amy Becherer; Wayne Brown; Sunny Day (KimmieThompson); Hyphenbird; Xstatic; Poohgranma... and more.
We are many things at Hubpages: Teacher and student; parent and child; beloved gypsy and neighbor; the lost and the found; mentor and friend. I would also like to thank other members of this wonderful community who have contributed their talents, valued friendship, support and encouragement:
MartieCoetser; Alastar Packer; Happyboomernurse; PegCole17; Phyllis Doyle; Diogenes; Eiddwen; BlossomSB; Teaches12345; GypsyRoseLee; JustAskSusan; Prasetio30; BeckyKatz; VocalCoach; Snakeslane; Rosemay50; TheLyricWriter; Nighthag; Docmo; SuzetteNaples; Ocfireflies; Pamela99; Dim Flaxenwick; DnWW; BMalin; JackieLynnley; Weestro; W1toTalk; Breakfastpop; SunnyRiver; Jodah; Storytellersrus; BraveWarrior; Markdarmafall; Sligobay; MinnetonkaTwin; Suhail and my dog; UnknownSpy; Cat on a Soapbox; AustinStar;JohanSmulders; and many more.
Blessings to you all, and my very best wishes for a Happy New Year!
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