My name is Margaret. There is not a moment that goes by that I am not formulating a story or scenario inside of my head.

Storytelling makes my world go round.

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  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and deciding to follow my 3 beautiful things each day. 🙂

  2. Hi, Margaret! Thanks a bunch for following my blog 🙂

    I really like the premise of your blog and will be looking out for future posts. In the meantime, I’ll definitely have to browse your entries and leave comments….always happy to comment on the written word!

  3. Lucky you, Margaret! I’d like to fill my head with stories – alas, not always forthcoming! Thanks for the follow. I’ll be most interested to delve into your site.
    Ciao for now 🙂

  4. Appreciate you following my blog. Love your vitality and spark. Will certainly check out your posts.

  5. Hi Margaret. Thank you for following my blog. I have read yours–it’s nice to meet you. 🙂 I do like your writing and your energy, and I look forward to reading more.

  6. thought I’d pop in and say hi, Hi 🙂 I see I have lots of reading to do – wonderful!

  7. Thanks for following my blog..Parenting in the Loop, I hope you enjoy it. You have an interesting voice on your blog…I am going to enjoy following.

  8. Hi Margaret,

    Thanks for following Ironwoodwind. I’ve returned the favor and look forward to learning more about you through your writing.



  9. I saw that you are now following my blog so I wanted to stop by to say hello and thank you. I too am a writer so I am now following you as well. We writers need to stick together!

  10. I am happy for the follow. Thanks a mil! The favour’s returned.

  11. Thank you for the follow Margaret. I’m delighted to meet you and follow in return. You have an interesting blog with a nice light touch.

  12. originalapplejunkie said:

    Hey Margaret, thanks for following my blog!
    I’m enjoying your blog..I too feel that writing makes the world go round..or in your case storytelling!
    Looking forward to more posts! 🙂

  13. Thank you for following my blog. I’ll be sure to visit yours often.

  14. Thanks for following my blog! I like your posts! Keep it up!

  15. Thanks for Following The Written Word


  16. Hello Margaret,

    Storytelling revolves around the human experience.
    Your reason for this blog is both concise and appropriate for your personality.

    Good to have you in the family of bloggers.

  17. Margaret, thanks for following my site, i will be following yours also!

  18. fivereflections said:

    creative writing – a life-long journey

    very nice to meet you!

    David in Maine USA

  19. And to think authority figures tried to kill off story telling in us when we were young. I’ll be following your blog. It’s going to mbe a fun ride.

  20. Hello Margaret,

    I got up early this morning (I live in Norway… Long story) and saw that you were now following my blog. Whenever anyone new starts following, I check out their blog as well (but don’t always follow back). I started with your latest post and couldn’t stop…I think I read six of them… Which is something I never do, because I have a huge problem with time (not enough of it). So I pushed the follow button 🙂


  21. Hi Margaret!

    Just learned that you’re following my blog–thanks so much! It’s always a treat to make contact with a fellow writer. I’ve just been reading through some of your posts–you have a fabulous knack for identifying evocative situations or ideas and running with them. Looking forward to future posts.

  22. Thanks a million for the following! Looking forward to hearing more from you and reading your future posts!

  23. Michael Tyler said:

    Michael Tyler has named you one of his five recipients of The Liebster Blog Award!

    Liebster means ‘beloved’ in German.

    The Liebster Blog Award was passed along to me with the following rules:

     Thank and link back to the giver of the award.
     List 5 blogs who you believe deserve the Liebster Award and have 200 or less followers. And let them know on their respective blogs.
     Copy and paste the award on your blog and share 7 random things about yourself.
     Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going. Enjoy the Love!

    Receiving the Liebster Award means your blog reaches out and touches the heart and souls of others. The 5 blogs you nominate should meet the same criteria.

    Here are my five. If you have more than 200—or even 2000—followers, forgive me, I just went with what I like.

    5 Blogs with 200 or less Followers:

    1. http://daphneshadows.wordpress.com –Corny as it may be to award this to the person who awarded it to you, it is a must. Daphne is a bundle of energy, always makes me smile or makes me think, and she can really write.
    2. http://notquiteold.wordpress.com –Another lady with solid writing skills who brightens my day. I learn a lot by reading her blogs. It’s hard for me to write a female POV, and she is SO feminine—it helps me get a handle on how to do this, or at least how to attempt it.
    3. http://broadsideblog.wordpress.com –Amazing. Thought provoking. The lady is a pro, and though I suspect she has a gazillion followers, I had to put her on my list of favorites. Her last piece—Etan Patz—brought tears to my eyes.
    4. http://georgettegraham.wordpress.com –Lots of well-written tips and stories, mostly related to writing. This lady juggles a lot and still manages to write a great blog to follow.
    5. https://mselene.wordpress.com –This young lady can write, and I am curious to watch where she goes with it.

    I received this prestigious award from:


    Daphne is an original. She always makes me smile, and what a nice thing to give someone. I’m pretty sure she might be one of the keys to the universe, like that Fifth Element gal…

    7 Random things about Yours Truly:

    1. I live in the country, and one of the things I like most about living in the country is being able to pee outside. In fact, even in the middle of the night, it’s not uncommon for me to go outside to share my water with precious Mother Earth and take a look around. It’s peaceful and it’s a security boost.
    2. I was once knocked unconscious by lightning that struck near me as I crossed the side of a hill during a storm in the middle of the night in Central America. I can still remember the metallic taste it left in my mouth.
    3. My mother’s family name is Trueblood. Quakers seeking refuge from religious persecution in England, The Truebloods settled in North Carolina in the 1600s. Around 1800, the clan split, with one group moving to Indiana after freeing their slaves, which was contrary to NC law at that time, and the other, smaller group remaining near the coast of North Carolina. The Indiana Truebloods, who eventually started family groups in Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa, took their freed slaves with them for fear they would be re-enslaved. Sadly, Truebloods fought Truebloods in the Civil War, with family members serving the Union (Indiana) and the Confederacy (North Carolina).
    4. I have a phobia: Palmetto Bugs. You know, those great big creepy fluttering damn creatures that love hot, humid climates? Acckkk! Guaranteed to make me scream girlishly and run for high ground.
    5. I love old Harleys. My current bike is a 1973 FLH, which is almost too new. I love this bike, which I named Hell Bitch, after Woodrow Call’s horse in Lonesome Dove. It is cranky. A pain. I am constantly having to tinker with it, which I have come to realize is one of the reasons I like old bikes. I need a bike I have to kick start. I need a bike I can cuss at when it’s obstinate. I need a bike without push buttons, computers, turn signals, horns, and rear shocks. I need obnoxious bikes. If a bike has a push-button starter, flashy paint, or a windshield, I have no interest. Yup.
    6. I did some pretty crazy stuff as a younger man, and did them better than most, with no apparent ill-effects. Now, as I close the gap between right now and my fiftieth birthday, I find that the scars left from my past exploits are closer to the surface. Depression has become an issue, something that is hard for me to admit, but I fight it as best I can. For some years, I sought refuge in a bottle, but booze only made things worse. So what to do? Continue the fight, of course. Quitting is never an option.
    7. I love music and sports, but have never been to a concert and have never attended a professional sporting event. Hmmmm.

    • Enjoyed your reply here, for many reasons, some of which are stated in my own reply to Margaret below (yup, down thar, on May 29). You can see we have some synchronous connections. Then when I went to find you, your blog has been taken down. Connect, please.

  24. Thank you for following, Margaret! I hope I do not disappoint you and that your visits in my blog will always be a joyful ride! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  25. You’re among the first ever recipients of the Flower Award.

  26. Margaret. We have just met in the BloggoSphere, and exchanged a few likes and comments. What is of further interest, as I look at the visitors here who revealed/connected the most (as you have done so far with me), is that I seem to have an affinity for them as well. For example, Michael Tyler above, who was almost struck by lightening as I was. I live in NC, and have almost become a Quaker, live in the country and love Mother Earth as he does. I also love music ( and create it! ), but rarely go to concerts. Maybe there is something like Blog Soul Mates. Or certainly Blog Buddies, or Blog Kin. I look forward to connecting more with you, and the interesting Kin who appear here. BTW, a fascinating book from years ago, “The Kin of Ata Are Waiting For You”.

  27. thanks for the visit and the follow. I look forward to exploring your blog. I see you are captivated by creating stories. It seems to me that story is at the core of our humanity. Which might translate to give me a good book and I am content.


  28. Hi Margaret,

    I nominate you for Tell Me About Yourself Award. Details are here: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/awards-galore-3-0/.

    Hope you like it. And congratulations! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  29. As a thank you for recently following my blog, I’d like to pass on to you the Tell Me About Yourself Award. The details can be found http://postcardfiction.com/2012/05/31/so-tell-me-about-yourself/ if you’re interested. Thanks again.

  30. Just saw the comment above mine — looks like you already have this award! I’ll go read it. Cheers.

  31. Margaret, I see you’re no stranger to blogging awards, but in case you wanted another I thought I’d let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award:


    No big deal if you don’t do these things (I’m not 100% on them myself), but I just figured I’d let you know I’ve enjoyed your stories and your posts!

  32. Hi Margaret thanks for the blog following I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day. Lots of love Clarabelle

  33. Hi Margaret.

    Thanks for visiting my blog – matteringsof mind. There is not a lot there to nread yet. i don’t do a daily, instead I publish from time to time. Keep an eye out, another couple of entries are going up in the next few days.

    The blog title comes from e.e.cummings when he said “all matteringsofmind do not equal one violet”

    Nice to be here.

  34. Hello Margaret,

    I’ve nominated you for The Commentator Award. Please click on the link below to see the rule for acceptance:



  35. Hi Margaret. I just popped in to thank you for following my blog, No Holds Barred. It makes my heart happy. 🙂

  36. Hi Margaret, you are one of my nominees. 🙂

  37. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!


  38. Hi Margaret! You have a wonderful blog here! You write well and I’m looking forward to reading more of your stuff 🙂

  39. Hi Margaret, I love your voice! I’m sure you’ll do very well as a writer!

  40. Thank you for the visit Margaret. My best wishes to you for 2014!

  41. Thank you for following my blog – I’m following you on Twitter 🙂

  42. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and also for the follow.

  43. HI Margaret. Thank-you for visiting my blog and deciding to follow. Renee 🙂

  44. Hi there… glad to connect and interact with you.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.. 🙂 Best wishes to you.. !!

  45. Hi Margaret lovely to finally have a little time to come and explore your blog, I am loving what I am reading.. and to say thank you for following Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary… I look forward to more interaction..
    Blessings Sue 🙂

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