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2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity

Origami. Memory albums. Quilting. What do these have in common? Well, at one point or another in time, they have represented the “hottest” hobbies in the United States. Taking up hobbies are not only a fun thing to do for the “artistic/creative” type, but they also help to reduce stress. Even the AMA has cited the fact that taking up a hobby can produce a calming environment that helps the heart and engages the mind. People who immerse themselves in a hobby that’s fun for them can ease the negative effects that daily stress puts on the shoulders of everyone.

*ATTENTION ANGLERS* Tidewater Photo Fishing Contest!

  *ATTENTION ANGLERS*   This is going to be a FANTASTIC weekend of fishing!The clear waters, the hungry biters – NOW is the time for anglers everywhere to enjoy life!   So…why not enjoy another added extra from your favorite boat ‘creator’?   Yes…It’s a CONTEST!   Whether you’re headed to that secret fishing hole, […]

How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes

  How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes Now is a great time to search for nesting Florida sandhill cranes.  Most Floridians know that cranes are cherished members of our communities since so many can be found in our urban areas.  They are very social birds during the off season congregating in large groups but […]

Lights, Camera, Action – The Photo Effects Artist of the Internet

Lights, Camera, Action – The Photo Effects Artist of the Internet ~ James Moore The photographer has always been seen in the category of artist. Like a painter sitting in a room with the sun blazing in as they construct a beauty that will one day (hopefully) be hanging on the wall of a museum, […]

Tampa Bay Photo Shootout

Calling all photographers!  Join us for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida being held from April 4- 6, 2014.  This event brings photographers from across the country together for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie and fun.  Attendees will participate in four photography workshops of their choice, a keynote presentation by Jim Clark, two […]

Let’s Talk Reindeer

  by James Moore Oh, yes, their biggest job is to pull that famous sleigh for that happy fella who spreads joy and magic one night of the year. However, reindeer are also truly beautiful (and very real) creatures that not only have a place in magic, but also a place in this world.   […]

Island Moose

  Island Moose This weekend while fishing one of my favorite rivers, which was high and off color, so I decided to do more hiking and photography instead. A beautiful day lots of clouds and golden stones everywhere. Fishing was a bit on the slow side anyway. As I neared the end of my hike, […]

In Bolero Author Joanie McDonell Offers a New P.I. Everyone Will Love!

The first in a brand new suspense series, the future bodes very well for this new character. In fact, it should not take long for readers to become attached to Nick Sayler, Private Detective. In essence, he is a bit of an odd – yet, cool – combination of other detectives readers have seen in […]

The Funniest Laws on the Book!

  The Funniest Laws on the Book!   When it comes to the hunting and angling ‘laws’ of this country, there are some truly ridiculous rules on the ‘books’ that not only make people laugh, but also make absolutely no sense no matter how much you read them. When calling up laws that appear from […]

What is Art?

    Whatever else art may be, it is certainly an activity which creates an emotional link between the artist and the audience. This can happen largely through the simplicity of the artist’s rendering of a particular subject, and the ability of the artist to translate his or her vision into what is seen as […]