Tuesday, March 03, 2009


At last the unveiling has arrived. That's right folks, I've officially changed my name and my web address.

My new name is: Melissa B. McAllister
My new blog address is: www.melissamcallister.com.

You can also find my updated email address on the new site.

I'd like to thank all the wonderful internet robots at Blogger for the 2 pleasant years I've spent here. It has been an adventure.

I hope you'll all stop by my new site and say hello. This year I'm committed to writing as well and often as I can.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Coming Soon!

Friends, readers, fellow bloggers; lend me your ears!

While I admit that I have severely neglected my blog in the last six months and rightly deserve a virtual flogging for having done so, this post brings good news of creative scribblings to come. This is a pre-announcement to a major announcement.

Soon and very soon, my writing hiatus will come to an end.  I have truly missed the craft of forming words, and I am excited to begin again with freshness.  I'd be honored if those readers who are still holding out for me to return will follow me to my new web-destination.  In just a few short weeks I'll be launching a brand new site complete with blog, articles, writing projects, recommendations and awesomeness.   As Nelly likes to say, this blog will soon have a brand new dress.  However, the new domain name will remain unveiled until the appropriate time.   On a similar note, I'm getting married in FOUR weeks, at which time I [personally] will also have a new dress and a new name. :)

Stay tuned, folks.  There is much to come.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October Approaches...

October approaches. Crispness
creeping into air,
leaves rustling with color
pressing rusty hand prints into

Time for socks and sweaters,
pipes and patched scarves.
Time to bring together
warming lover's hands
on long walks under fading
evening skies.

October smells
of freshly sharpened pencils,
sticks of cinnamon,
distant campfires and
pine needles fallen.

Children grow tall
in October,
their minds and legs
stretching out
before my eyes.
I blink and they are changed.

Anticipation spills over.
Unexpected beauty of a new morning
thrills me with pleasant

I should never want to know
a world without