Category Archives: Fallasburg

Goals 2021

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI – At the beginning of each year, I set my personal and professional goals as an author. I try to make them realistic and attainable. I skip the classic weight loss resolution, but I always want to make changes toward a healthy lifestyle and better relationships.

My author goals are: writing a screenplay based on my new book “Greenwich Meridian Memoir.” I started storyboarding it on Nov. 30, 2020. I would like to finish the screenplay by this summer, since I am hoping for outdoors author events and festivals where I can sell my books again. Some events like the Wild Blueberry Festival, Monster Ball in Frankenmuth and the Lakeshore Art Festival (LAF) rolled over from 2020.

The first in person outdoor event should be the LAF in Muskegon on June 26 & 27.

Concurrently, I am working on a new short story collection “Steel Jewels” from the Shifting Sands Short Stories series. I plan to write at the pace of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which is an average of 1,700 words a day.

In order to stay focused and in the writing zone, I will limit the time spent on social media to marketing only in the afternoon.

My personal goals include eating less meat and a healthier diet, spending more time outdoors, meditating and doing yoga on a regular basis. I also want to do one new thing a day; for today it is expressing gratitude. I am grateful that my sister-in-law is speaking to me again after four years. I will be designing her CJ Aunt Jarmilka’s blog and newsletter.

Overall improving relationships has always been among my mainstay goals. Relationships take work and it starts with me, not some outside force.

I am excited about the upcoming Winter virtual bookfest organized by Pages Promotions. Once again we will meet with other authors and readers for a month of literary fun in February.

On the Fallasburg historical front, we will continue with the series “Tales From the Burg” that highlights the Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) artifacts and their virtual collection “Collective Access.”

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day 34: A different day in the COVID-19 quarantine

Since we all have to live on in the COVID-19 quarantine, this Sunday’s report will be a little different than most. But first comes my own tally of six televised masses from the empty St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Grand Rapids. The eerie feeling of seeing the empty pews just refuses to go away.

And my cucumber seedlings are growing like crazy. I think I will have the first cucumbers grown in the sunroom rather than in the little veggie patch. We saw sun today after days of clouds. Yay, we’re moving on even in the coronavirus quarantine.

I am delighted to share this story about a one-room schoolhouse teacher, Addie Abel. It comes from our sister blog:

Lowell Life Oral History project

One-room schoolhouse in Fallasburg.

Today, the podcast features a great lady- a former one-room schoolhouse teacher at the Fallasburg school, Addie Abel of Lowell.

Fallasburg Historical Society board member Addie Abel with her friend Dorothy Blain.

Listen in this evening at 8 p.m. on the Showboat Radio. Click on the link below.

The featured photo is the one-room schoolhouse in the Fallasburg pioneer village . Plan your visit today.

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