How To Dismantle And Overcome Intimidating Obstacles

“Take one step in the direction of your dreams and watch the Universe perform miracles to help you.” —Alexandra Domelle Intimidating obstacles come along with any dream.  Completing the EAA Biplane my father started came packaged with many intimidating obstacles: First, it was my Dad’s project.  My hero, the man I most wanted to please […]

The First Draft Is Written For Your Strong Win

The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.  ― Terry Pratchett Rescuing lost stories is both compelling and intimidating.  There is nothing more frightful to a writer than a blank screen with a short deadline looming.  I have for over five years posted a BLOG every week, except the three weeks I was […]

Why Visit An American Revolutionary War Patriot?

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to […]

The Willis Jeep – When Colorful Personal Stories Converge

Purchase“In the Willis Jeep, every road is the scenic route.” – unknown Some objects hold generations of stories.  One of those in our family is Grandad’s Willis Jeep.  I have referred to it before in passing and have plans to document its restoration.   At the moment it occupies a place in our driveway as those […]

A Personal Example Of Discovering Connections Out Of The Past

  “Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo DaVinci “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” – Herman Melville Discovering connections with others is a natural delight […]

Three Positive Secrets In Heart Rending Farewells

“To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.” – Unknown “Many beautiful angels are leaping through heaven with a meow.” – Unknown Finding positive secrets as one’s heart is breaking takes some processing.  Saying goodbye to another of the Cullen cats […]

A Simple Three Step Template To Write That Special Story

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as a template to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place where I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four […]

What One Thing Never Fails? Love, The Eternal Kind

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The gavel came down and the divorce was final.  My childhood sweetheart, the boy down the street had simply decided he did not want to be married.  I had no say, no voice in the matter, except to go on record that this was not my desire, but the […]

A Story With Amazing Momentum And Heart

“Effort Creates Action, Action Creates Momentum, Momentum Creates Success.” – DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK” JOHNSON – Momentum is powerful.  Yet, there are times when momentum is working in such a large way you do not realize it is present.  Rescuing lost stories is my passion.  I love it when a voice that has been drowned out […]