Elaine McAllister

Writer and Speaker

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Little is Much…

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Faith, Just Life!, Thankful, Writing | 4 comments

In this country, where excess is commonplace, and millions of people seek after that which is bigger and better, isn’t it ironic that SO MUCH can often be accomplished by SO LITTLE. Warning: Random thoughts ahead! Our alphabet has only twenty-six letters! No more. No less. Only 26! Each one has its own voice. Each one holds promise. Each has a role,...

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Destination: Florida

Destination: Florida

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Family, Friends, Just Life!, Thankful, Travel, Weight loss, Writing | 2 comments

Life is an adventure, and I’m always up for one! I just returned home, safe and sound, after a road trip through ten states, covering over 3,500 miles…all by myself! It was a memorable adventure, and will be the topic of future blogs, I’m sure!  But, for now, just a recap… I learned early on to embrace adventure! I moved a lot as a...

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I Am From…

I Am From…

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Faith, Family, Just Life!, Thankful, Writing | 9 comments

At a recent writing workshop, an ‘exercise’ was given to ’emulate’ a poetry ‘form’ (I chose the often-emulated “I Am From” by Mary Pipher) …. I am from Arden and Nadine. From Carl and Bertha. From Marvin and Madge Edith. From the wooded hills of Iowa and the flat sunny plains of Kansas. From hot, humid...

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From Impossible to Inevitable

From Impossible to Inevitable

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Just Life!, Thankful, Writing | 2 comments

Christopher Reeve once said something quite profound about dreams. He said, at first, they may seem impossible, then they appear improbable, but as the dreamer moves toward the dream – they become inevitable. I like that! My world comes alive with a pen in hand – it always has. As a young child, I would write about life, or cats, or 4-H calves!...

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