Poem/Song I Wrote: Happy-New-Year Medley

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2021 IS HERE!! By Stephany Spencer-LeBaron (sung to melody of Auld Lang Syne) 1-  Two-thousand-nineteen is here! We are one year older: Everyone has grown And we are bolder As we enter this new year.  So let us make a resolution To never be the problem -- Only the solution To our problems ... every one.…

Memoir Poem I Wrote: A Letter to My Art Teacher — and Some 6th-8th Grade Artwork

Civilization is social order supporting cultural creativity.Will Durant The picture below elicited the following poem: "A Lyrical-Letter to My Art Teacher." NOTE: As a youngster, I always got an "A" on my Art work. But was worried I would end up with a "B" on the picture you see above, because I had to erase a…

Poem I wrote: Bio Ballad of a Cult Survivor: My Bio in Verse, for Better or Worse

Circa 1956: My family (I'm 2nd from left, middle row) Bio Ballad of a Cult Survivor:My Bio in Verse, for Better or Worse(by Stephany Spencer-LeBaron) 1-  I was born some time agoWay out in the sticksIn a Mormon cult in Mexico In nineteen forty-sixBy the time I was elevenWe were a family of twelveFor everything…

Review of Gabriella Owens’ “BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose of Macho Cooking”

 [ BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose on Macho Cooking Owens, Gabriella ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2013Paperback by Gabriella Owens (Author) On Review: Gabriella Owens’ Book, BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose’ of Macho Cooking Dear Readers: I couldn't believe a cookbook could keep me so engrossed that I wouldn't put it down! Because I…

Poem I wrote and a Review of the California Writers Club Anniversary Anthology, “Cascade of Pearls”

  Ode to The California Writers Club: The California Writers Club is our oyster,  And writers the pearls polished within her. Stephany Spencer  2016   2016 marked the 30th anniversary -- The Pearl Anniversary of The California Writers Club: San Fernando Valley Branch. For thirty years, This club's been our "oyster" ranch,  And we members Pearls growing within her dance, Polishing…

Poem/song I wrote: Thanksgiving Day Medley

Our First Thanksgiving Day: A Thanksgiving Medley Across the Atlantic Ocean, a long time ago Came pilgrims on the Mayflower, a new world to know. Freedom of religion was what they sought; Starvation and illness were problems they fought. But the people worked together, And some friendly Indians taught These pilgrims how to better use…