Author Archives: Joe Owens

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday – Order to Kill by Kyle Mills

On Tuesdays Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly opportunity for anyone to share info about the book they are currently reading. In essence you provide the first chapter or two of the current book occupying your time or one … Continue reading

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My List of Regular Blog Challenges – March 2017

A couple of years ago I put together a post about the regular blog challenges I enjoyed participating in with several friends I have made on WordPress. But at that time I only had the Mother Blog, Joe’s Musings. Since … Continue reading

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The Road Taken – WPC – 03/01/17

This is a photo of Crabtree Falls one of a host of waterfalls that adorn the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. My wife and I visited this site in October of 2015 the week after Hurricane … Continue reading

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2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

Today is finally, finally the day. Or as my son used to say when he was too young to really understand the concept “Today is today!” What day would make me so excited? The day when I get to unveil … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY – 3/20/2017

In every life we seek someone to make it fuller, richer, something so special we will live every day with the knowledge that better is always yet to come. In three days I will celebrate the 26th anniversary of knowing … Continue reading

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro – The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer

On Tuesdays Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly opportunity for anyone to share info about the book they are currently reading. In essence you provide the first chapter or two of the current book occupying your time.     … Continue reading

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Use Twitter & Hootsuite to Promote Your Blog for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

COPYRIGHT – ALPINE ACRES PUBLISHING 2017  In 18 days a whoop will be heard from computers around the world as nearly two thousand brave souls make their best effort at creating 26 blog posts in as many days if not … Continue reading

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Abstract – Daily Post – March 10,2017

noun noun: abstract; plural noun: abstracts; noun: the abstract ˈabˌstrakt/ 1. a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech. Today’s Daily Post prompt triggered a though about my love of fiction writing, so I thought I … Continue reading

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My Writing Goals for 2017 – Bi-Monthly Check in 03/08/17

Beginning a new year for me is always about the potential for growth. I enjoy the swell of optimism that no matter how the preceding twelve months have gone the coming 12 will be better. With that mantra I peered over … Continue reading

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Wish – WPC – 03/08/17

Everyone has wishes. Things that mean so much to us we concentrate on them for weeks, months or years before they actually come to pass. Right now my fondest wish is to see this guy pictured above take his “walk” … Continue reading

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A Good Match – WPC – 02/22/17

For the weekly photo challenge this time our subject is a good match. When I was searching for someone to spend my life with I prayed quite a bit about the type of girl that would be the best match … Continue reading

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Against the Odds – WPC -02/15/17

Our challenge this week is to ferret out something from our photography collection that shows a situation that is against the odds. While I have a large photograph repository at my disposal it did  not take me long to identify … Continue reading

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Shadow – WPC – 02/08/17

The Weekly Photo Challenge has asked us to find photographs of shadows this time and I know that I have some of my miniature Sheltie somewhere, but I could not track it down. So I included three I found during … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday – 2/03/17 – Joe O., VA, USA

Xunantonich Mayan Ruins, December 2015 For Skywatch Friday

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Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

For the Discover challenge this week I chose to take apart a cliché that drives me nuts: The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. If this is conventional wisdom then you can color me unconventional. People are fickle … Continue reading

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