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Camino Mysteries by Elena Skvirski

Read more. Discover the magic of the Camino and be inspired and encouraged to seek higher guidance for your own personal transformation. You'll dance under the stars, explore an ancient castle with the Knights Templar and immerse yourself in the majesty of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and its ancient traditions.Join Stella, a precocious seven-year old girl whose family owns an inn along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Hiding on the rooftop above the courtyard, she listens with rapt attention and delight to the pilgrims telling exciting tales of their personal journeys. Desperate to experience the Camino herself, she departs with her brothers on a spiritual adventure where mysterious messages guide them onward to the convergence of the earthly and celestial realms on the Camino. Passing through time warps, they find themselves transported into ancient settings, meeting incredible characters along the way. Traveling with a horse and cat, their lives are forever changed – they…

Riddle: How Are Freedom of the Press, Wordiness and Christmas Connected? by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

This article was written in 2017 not for the recent Coronavirus.

I love to share writing tips, marketing secrets and editing aids,but I’m adding something new to my fave list. Something more serious. It’s freedom of the press.
So, what inspired me? 
Well, a couple of months ago the White House issued a list of words that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shouldn’t use. It bothered me then and it bothers me even more now that we just experienced a near epidemic of flu in this country! (My husband and I are both part of that epidemic. Neither of us has had the flu or a cold for over 40 years and this one has been a doozy!)
The LA Times(Tuesday, Jan 16, page B2) used this as a lead for the story: “’It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.’ George Orwell writes in the fifth chapter of his dystopian novel, 1985.”
I love the novel the Times chose to quote, but I have always been too optimistic to give its dystopian theme much credence. And now here we are in the middle of a d…