PBS’s Storied YouTube Channel

In an era where many individuals and organizations have online channels dedicated to sharing various kinds of content, PBS has made their contribution through “Storied”–a YouTube channel focused on teaching all viewers about anything from myths to works of classic literature. They have a little bit of everything when it comes to stories: Storied (MainContinue reading “PBS’s Storied YouTube Channel”

One Humble Voice (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to all those who strive to have their voices heard in our chaotic world.] I am one humble voice amid millions   who wants to help brighten the world      in any little way I have listened to those whose voices   boom with authority above the din     Continue reading “One Humble Voice (A Poem)”

Coyote of the Seasons (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I have always admired coyotes. It’s little wonder there are so many stories about them.] I know of a coyote who     carries pieces of each season          along with her like mementos Spring abounds in each lively movement      this coyote makes through the world         or in theContinue reading “Coyote of the Seasons (A Poem)”

Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat

I have had the pleasure of a sweet black kitty in my life for almost two years now. Salem came to me a short while after the pandemic struck in 2020, and while my father struggled against colon cancer (from which, I am happy to report, he has made a full recovery). With life soContinue reading “Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat”

Freelance Writing Job Boards

Finding all the possible places to look for freelance writing work can be difficult, mostly because there are actually quite a few job boards available to peruse. Thankfully, several writing websites have posted whole lists of them, and below I’ll try to gather some of the possibilities: Problogger: https://problogger.com/ Mediabistro: https://www.mediabistro.com/ Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/ Morning CoffeeContinue reading “Freelance Writing Job Boards”

Rainbow Patch (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Wonders are everywhere.] After a long                                      and fretful night       where even dreams were afraid to come             dawn pours past the curtains                  at just the right angle through the window                        to create a rectangle of bright colors                                upon the wall opposite my bed              like aContinue reading “Rainbow Patch (A Poem)”

Bookish Wiles (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Our own copies of books can have a special place in our hearts, I’ve found.] Have you ever considered the individuality     of certain books revisited on numerous occasions           or connected with specific memories in our lives—                    like ribbons placed between the pages? I have several with well-creasedContinue reading “Bookish Wiles (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #7

Well, this month has gotten off to an interesting start. It turns out that the transcription business that I’ve done a steady stream of assignments for over the course of several years might have trouble getting any work to all its remote transcribers for quite a while, for various reasons (some of them connected toContinue reading “Journal Entry #7”

If I Could… (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Life has gotten so hectic. I always wish that I could do more for others, just to make them happy and ease the burden on their shoulders a bit.] If I could rearrange the stars in the heavens    into fanciful new constellations              just to make you smile                                                            Continue reading “If I Could… (A Poem)”

Old Woman on the Moon (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember hearing this particular legend as a child. The problem is I cannot remember its exact origins. However, there are many stories, in general, of goddesses or other divine beings living on the moon.] Have you heard about The Old Woman on the Moon—      reputed to spin eachContinue reading “Old Woman on the Moon (A Poem)”

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