Coping With Grief.


From Bob Whiley(Sheila’s alias on FB): Grief is a process that is never truly complete on this side of life. For instance, we were out shopping at the after holiday sales when I spotted a mother and her teenaged daughter. The girl was lovely, she was slender with flowing auburn hair, she had a lovely […]

Why I Dearly Love My Gran…


A lot of you may not know this, but my wonderful Gran, Sheila, co-author here on the portal, lost her beautiful daughter Miss Emmy at the tender age of twenty-two(Miss Emmy was). Her passing is mourned by many, who knew this darling young woman and even by those who didn’t, including yours truly. My Gran […]

Miso, Why it’s a Superfood:


From Bob Whiley:   A traditional food of fermented soybeans which hails from Japan, authentic miso is brimming with good-for-your-belly probiotics, which help keep our gut flora healthy. Dr. Oz also recently discussed how this Japanese food lowers triglycerides, the fat in your blood that contributes to belly fat. Dr. Oz’s Prescription: Pick up instant […]

A Father’s Reprimand. – Pause


From Upworthy.com: A Father Reprimands His Homophobic Child In This Beautiful Letter               I’m not sharing this because I think this letter is fantastic (even though it is). This letter really illustrates that prejudice isn’t always something that is learned from your parents. Dear Christine: I’m disappointed in you as a daughter. You’re correct that […]

Cancer Cure: Cannabis!


DEA: stick this in your pipe and DON’T forget to smoke it! Peace, Bros. From Brave Mykayla: Here is another success story from a family (now dear friends) that contacted me! Silas’s Momma is actually one of Mykayla’s fairy god parents from our fairy god parent drive last November/December She followed us here… and found […]

Saying Goodbye to Dad…


I’ve just come from hospital, where my father is fighting a losing battle against the big C. I needed a breather. Isn’t cancer a bitch? It robs people of their dignity and reduces them to a state of defencelessness, much like an infant or even worse. It’s horrible to see him waste away in pain. […]

A Picnic is a Fun Thing: a bit of history on eating outdoors.


Click <here> to read more! From  Annette Bromley on Expertscolumn: Novels, short stories, even community histories talk about picnics and how the common picnic has served folks and brought people together through the ages. A picnic, according to the dictionary is “a meal taken in the open air (outside) for pleasure or excursion (people traveling long […]

What Is Politics? – Joke


  From “Funny jokes & pics”   A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?” Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the […]

What if Chickens Ruled? – LOL


What if one day the world were ruled by chickens, gigantic ones, who came zapping along the highway in their chicken-mobiles? And they saw some dumb human standing on the side of the road asking himself whether he should cross or not. What would they say to themselves? -> Whatever he´s thinking, I don´t give […]

Wife Rules The Roost. – Joke


From  climber1 on Experience Prohect: Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, ‘Pour me a stiff one – just had another fight with the little woman.’ ‘Oh yeah?’ said Charlie, ‘And how did this one end?’ ‘When it was over,’ Mike replied, ‘She came to me on her hands and knees.’ ‘Really,’ said Charles, […]

Lil? Red Rooster! – Joke.


From “funny jokes & pics “ A farmer brought a Rooster home. As soon as the rooster entered the farm, he started screwing all the 200 hens. The farmer is impressed. At lunch, Rooster screws all the 200 hens again.   The farmer is becoming uncomfortable and worried now. …  … The next day, he […]

Mouthwatering Mushroom Croustades With Sweet Red Pepper Sauce


Oh, the benefits of recycling! I discovered this recipe in an old magazine recently whilst having a clear-out, so I am re-using it here, just as I have recycled the magazine! I have adapted it and cooked it for dinner tonight, and it is dee-lish-us, and doesn’t take too long. These crusty veg delights are […]

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?


There is a word in the Arab language called ‘makhtub` and it gives me the willies! I heard that it is mentioned in the Tora somewhere aswell and it means”It is written!” Which is to say that from the moment you are born until you expel your final breath, everything you say, feel or do […]

Garlic: Natural Antibiotic.


    Garlic: The Wonder Drug   From The Flaming Vegan.   I love garlic. Yes, yes I know this statement of mine will raise a few (OK, maybe a lot of) eyebrows and many will go yuck. But its true. Its strong pungent smell is repulsive to many people and supposedly, as the superstition […]

The Fresh Gardener – Joke.


Here´s one I thought up yesterday(My very first self-made joke!): There was a rich man, who had a beautiful wife and who loved his garden, but didn´t have all the time he would have liked to spend caring for it and therefore employed a gardener. The gardener was young and handsome and fancied the Misses, […]

7 Year old getting Married – Nepali Joke.


*** Little Bobby (seven) was in love with Little Susie (same age) who lived next door. One day, Bobby went to Susie’s dad and announced (as seriously as he could), “I’m in love with Susie, and we’re getting married”. Amused, Susie’s dad started asking questions (in the hopes to discourage the idea). Susie’ dad: “Where […]

Bob the Chicken – Joke.


Swiped this one from steve7000 on EP! <Click Here! for more> Bob came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife, and fell into a deep slumber.. He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said, ‘You died in your sleep, Bob….’ Bob was stunned. ‘I’m dead? No, I can’t be! […]

Mountain Mamma


I am a proud West Virginian. I grew up here and I live here. I have lived other places further north and further south. I’ve visited New York City; I’ve also visited the west coast. I’ve been around this country. I’ve seen a little bit of this and little bit of that, but West Virginia […]

Present from Lieven 32.


Lieven Grillaert Come, sons of summer, by whose toil We are the lords of wine and oil; By whose tough labours, and rough hands, We rip up first, then reap our lands. Crown’d with the ears of corn, now come, And to the pipe sing Harvest Home. Come forth, my lord, and see the cart […]