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Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

Book Excerpts

BOOK EXCERPTS

Just a glimpse into the Cavenaugh/McAllen tragedy and the hilarity of a Paula Deen holiday murder at the Clifton's SummerHouse...take the time to get to know these characters.

SummerHouse: A Murder In Savannah

“I know Miss Sally, I can’t believe Big Papa’s been gone for three months. Easter will never be the same…Bet ...
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One Unexpected Event- Aftermath

“Come out with your hands up! The house is surrounded. Come out peaceably or we will come in after you ...
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One Unexpected Event

Ash wondered how he would fit in at this private college. It still amazed him that he was able to ...
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Alan P. Scaglione

Alan P. Scaglione is a writer who reflects on the simple contradictions and complexities to living this ”gift from God” called life-
He believes that Life is a journey that, with compassion, a little levity and perspective, we help each other get through.
His greatest compliment was being told “you draw pictures with your words!”
He has devoted his life to “drawing”…in his poetry, his songs, his weekly “Reflections of Life” blog entries, his short stories and now... his novels!
Alan is an everyday guy who refuses to let circumstances dictate his view to life; he lives an attitude of gratitude and spreads his positive outlook everywhere he goes.
His BEST day is a day shared making a memory that will last a lifetime!
Please check out Alan’s books “One Unexpected Event – How Would Your Life Change?” and its sequel “One Unexpected Event – Aftermath!”

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BOOK EXCERPTS

Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

Short Stories

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books and demonstrates how you can take something small and fill it up and spread it out to become...a novel!

Papa’s Gloves

Papa’s  Gloves

January 29th, 2004

He probably bought them at K-mart, maybe Cooks was the one. Never considering those old black gloves would be cherished by his son. To the world, he was quiet and reserved, never taking the lead in anything.Not much riled him or moved him to action, but at 3011 42nd, my Papa was king.

Almost every August day,he sat in the shade sipping hot coffee in wait. Cool breeze just might come while he was sweating sitting in his chair by the gate.

His ocean blue eyes would glimmer when the subject was one of the two,

either baseball and all of his memories, or his sons…that’s when they were bluest of blue.

Not the kind of father to hoop and holler at a basketball game while being thrown out. Not the kind of man who carried much presence never in business would he carry much clout. But…hurt one of his boys, touch a hair on their head and his fury would come from the deep inner part of his being…his passion for his boys was the one thing you knew he’d always keep.

Always told the same line, “went to separate schools together” with someone famous or talked about. He would do that one ball trick for all of your friends dropped it behind him and swore “you were out!”

But to see him at his best, when he shone like a knight, one of his sons would have to be ill and he’d show up with a smile that revealed his true love, and a bag of Campbell soup and ginger Ale.

Not much with the words, not much to the touch, but in deed he was a father to treasure; and years later since he’s gone with only his gloves that remain, I find myself compared to his measure.

Not much like him as a father, did all the things that weren’t done. Spoken, felt, hoped for things would be different with my son.

To my daughters and son, he’s alive to this day with the stories I continue to tell,

his body cold in a grave. No more smile on his face, but his heart…still beats… in their hearts… as well!

And my little boy, his only grandson, is no longer a little boy too. He’s now a man on his own with a spirit like a stallion, ready to take on life and show what he can do.

Nanu’s little boy put on those gloves on a day in Kentucky, while going to rescue his friend. A sense of pride, surge of heritage, Papa’s hands… my hands… Now my son’s hands—Guess Papa’s passion would never end.

So…K-Mart, Cooks, from wherever they came, just doesn’t seem to come into play, but Papa’s gloves are now his gloves, as he feels his Nanu with him each day.

I see those ocean blue eyes and the passion they showed as they gleamed with the smile of that one. But today they are placed in the face of our future as they gleam and they dance through my son!

BOOK EXCERPTS

Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

Poetry

POETRY

Life written is much stronger than life spoken because the written word is left to the reader’s interpretation for tone and intonation. You decide how it “sounds” to you as you read... all based on the sound system you play my words on. They are strong, insightful and inciteful – as they were meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

Words

“Words” Alan P. Scaglione 7/11/2016 Words… All that is left… Are your… Words! You said “if anyone wants to know ...
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What If?

What If? APS – Written 12/12/12 This poem of gratitude is dedicated to the one who saved my life on ...
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When?

When? APS - Written 6/26/2016 When? When will you see me? When will you finally see me? When will you ...
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When God Woke Up

When God Woke Up Written by APS 5/13/16 I was awake when God woke up this morning... I watched as ...
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Tree Of Life

Tree of Life By Alan P. Scaglione Last year, she turned ninety-two With gray hair and glasses She shits on ...
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Time Of My Life

time of my life December 3rd, 2004 Seemed like a typical Friday And…without warning You were there—you were gone Will ...
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Tested And Proven

We’ve been through a lot In the past seven years Thought we’d endured the worst Shed a lifetime of tears ...
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Reflection

“Reflection” By Alan P. Scaglione/October 3, 2003 I reflect on my life In the past five years All the turmoil… ...
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Press On

Press On Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than ...
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Possibilities

Possibilities By Alan P. Scaglione 12/29/12 What does it feel like When your life’s about to change? Can you sense ...
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Not In Pain No More

Not in pain no more. May 12th, 2012 He was hooked up to so much stuff The last few days ...
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Life Goes On

Life Goes On By Alan P. Scaglione 5/22/12 Life Goes On... Or so I'm told At this moment feel so ...
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I Saw My Papa In The Mirror!

I saw my Papa today-looking at me in the Mirror, and… I was so glad to see Him! 2/20/08 selected ...
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Family Reunion

Family Reunion Dedicated to Shawn Myrick Ryder There are people here I’ve never seen Some, I don’t even know Why’d ...
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Destiny’s Day

Destiny’s Day October 8th, 1997 Dark clouds, gray skies, trouble’s brewing up a storm Just a feeling, a foreboding, a ...
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A Crowd Called Aspersion

A Crowd Called Aspersion June 2nd, 2003 I am being accused of something I cannot disprove By people whose faces ...
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BOOK EXCERPTS

Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

Music

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

Redeem The Time

  1. You Are
  2. Wrap
  3. This Hurt Was Not Meant To Kill
  4. Still Amazing
  5. Standing In The Face Of Awe
  6. Redeem The Time
  7. Search My Soul
  8. Send Me
  9. Soar
  10. Speak The Name
  11. Prodigal
  12. Lord Help My Unbelief
  13. It Could Be Today
  14. Hillsborough Ave


Covers

  1. Love Grew Where The Blood Fell
  2. Lighthouse
  3. Have I Told You Lately


Later Years

  1. Remnant
  2. Indifference
  3. Coach Columbine
  4. Shipwrecked
  5. Right Here Right Now
  6. I Found Your Grace
  7. Desperate
  8. Speak The Name Revamped
  9. Speak The Name- Cover


Music by Joseph E. Scaglione

  1. America
  2. Baby Do You Love Me
  3. I Would Not Trade Tomorrow
  4. I Stand Upon This Rock
  5. I Knew A Man
  6. Broken Pieces Three
  7. Because Of You
  8. Jerusalem
  9. JoJo Come Play
  10. Meet Me At Calvary
  11. Mighty King
  12. When The Trumpets Sound


Redeem The Time Lyrics

Written by Alan P. Scaglione Verse Walls of jasper Streets of gold Mile high city Those stories untold To see ...
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Later Years Lyrics

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BOOK EXCERPTS

Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

Points2Ponder

Points 2 Ponder

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.

So our church is on a 21 day fast. I believe in fasting—it gets God’s attention. Word says “I will ...
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Sometimes, life just gets full of stuff. Stuff we do. Stuff we have to do. But…sometimes… you just have to ...
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Today is my anniversary—one I don’t share with anyone—except God. Six years ago today—I should have died. But God had ...
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I’ve put off talking about this for a couple of months.. But now—I’m ready to talk about the pain I’ve ...
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Friendship is a wonderful thing. Those who are true friends, you come to value like 24karat gold! Point2Ponder “When is ...
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I believe in rewarding accomplishments. I also believe in encouragement by way of special treatment. Today was one of those ...
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My wife says that we keep going back to the same old places, year after year. She says that I ...
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Sometimes, you just gotta face the fear, embrace the exhilaration and take that first step! Point2Ponder “When is the last ...
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People say that everything happens for a reason. People say that all that I have been through got me to ...
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Vacations are a necessary part of my life. They don’t have to be long…it doesn’t have to be a week ...
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Part of life is…giving back. Teaching the younger ones what you know…so, someday—they will teach others too. Point2Ponder “When is ...
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My vacation time is precious to me! I love to work—but I love to take my vacation. I even buy ...
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This is my comment on our world. That’s the point of this “points to ponder”. It’s just my “hmmm?” View ...
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We have always heard “You can do anything you set your mind to—just imagine it, and you can do it!” ...
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This is Not morbid…I promise. But…it is sobering…so, may not get many laughs with this one…but, love me enough…to read ...
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Sometimes…you just gotta go with the flow…and let the “unexpected” take over your plans—so you can really enjoy life! Point2Ponder ...
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With the advent of email and Facebook, friendships are able to be “real time” without ever seeing each other. We ...
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They say life is all about the journey. I say it’s all about the several journeys you take…some end, leading ...
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Today is my first best friend’s birthday. She would have been 56 today. I say would have been because—she’s spent ...
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This will not be a long one, I promise. But this is about as transparent as I can be with ...
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So…apparently, I lived through turning 55! I’m on the other side, looking back and wondering “What was I so worried ...
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For the world—it’s New Year’s Eve! Kiss the old year good bye- Ring in the New Year with a BANG! ...
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Merry Christmas everyone around the world! It’s the one religious holiday that is celebrated around the world on the same ...
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He was always supposed to be the one to die first. He was always sick with his diabetes—self inflicted because ...
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Got a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 22 years! I was startled that he contacted me—our last ...
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When is the last time you just had to say—yep, God had His Hand in it! My godson Shane has ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time you started a new tradition in your life?” Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America! We ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time you saw life through a child’s eyes…and you were transported back?” I spent the ...
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Sometimes, you keep a promise because…you made a promise! I know that’s not popular anymore—people come up with all the ...
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I am not gloating…I promise you, from the bottom of my heart…I am NOT gloating Point2Ponder “When is the last ...
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This one won’t be long, but…it did make me laugh. Why is it that the funniest things come from what ...
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Point2Ponder “When is the last time some one contacted you because they needed prayer and knew—you prayed?” I live a ...
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Sometimes, it just feels like all of the stars align and…a perfect day emerges from the fog that you’ve been ...
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My wife says I’m the biggest kid she has. And… I have to agree. I’m 54, about to be the ...
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Life can sometimes feel like “same ol’, same ol’”… Just going through the motions. Realizing “is this all there is…of ...
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You don’t mean to, but sometimes you do… Just take for granted that people you love know what they mean ...
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They say time heals all wounds. Not so sure if what they say is true. Some wounds just refuse to ...
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Tomorrow is the 13th anniversary of our generation’s defining moment. The day our world stood still. The day we watched ...
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You ever look at someone else’s life… And know… You had a hand in how their life turned out. And ...
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Sometimes… you just do something just because… It’s the right thing to do. Even if… It makes no sense whatsoever! ...
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Some people never grow old. The rest of us grow old each day. As proven in our mirror! We try ...
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Sometimes…the guy who made us all laugh…cried himself to sleep. Point2Ponder When’s the last time the news startled you? When ...
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You ever try to help somebody? Hoping they can turn it around? Until you realize… until they are willing to ...
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Things…they’re just things, right? Sometimes, we hold on to something that we know is so important to us… Until we ...
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Some memories are etched crystalline in your memory. You can remember them—down to the last detail. Even when it’s been ...
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Some people believe that every move you make is predetermined by some master plan. Some people believe that you have ...
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Remember the childhood rhyme… Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. But… what about ...
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Friday is Independence Day! 4th of July! The day each year when America pauses, gathers, celebrates our freedom! Point2Ponder When’s ...
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You reach a certain age, and you think… You have pretty much learned what you need to know and… The ...
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I have a friend going through a rough time. Just doesn’t know why but… depressed. Life appears to be good—but ...
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People just don’t act like they did when I was growing up. Back in the day, your neighbor was your ...
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This weekend, we are going to Key West! Again! That’s for my wife—she likes Key West, but… we have been ...
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I realized today that… men watch their kids very differently from women. We just think different—we still get the job ...
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Today is my grandson Jett’s birthday. He is 5 years old today. I can remember 5 years ago today—the excitement ...
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Oh… they grow up so fast. That picture? It’s my grandson Jett. He is graduating from VPK. What does VPK ...
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I’m a people watcher. Some days, it is just fun for me to sit and watch life roll by. You ...
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Ever hear that line that people come into your life for seasons and reasons. Some come to stay… Some stay ...
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You ever hear the line “You can’t teach a old dog new tricks”? Well—I am here to say— If that ...
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Spent a beautiful Florida Spring Saturday in a little town called Tarpon Springs, Florida— Filled with sponge docks and Greek ...
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Sometimes, things just fall into place… They fall into place so perfectly, you ask? Did someone have a hand in ...
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You ever see that look? The look that a young daughter gives to her father that just says… “I know ...
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This column is lovingly dedicated to my son… and you will soon know why! Just let yourself lighten up, a ...
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Sometimes…it’s just hard… moving forward. After a life changing event…like death! You have to remind yourself what my mother always ...
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You just never know how you knowing someone… Could affect someone else—who doesn’t even know them! Just because… you are ...
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We just take it all for granted… We just think we control it… Until we realize…tick tock—time’s running out! Point2Ponder ...
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Sometimes… you just need someone to talk to. And sometimes… that someone…is a total complete stranger! Point2Ponder When’s the last ...
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I think I understand how JOB felt. You remember him? In the Bible—THAT Job! Yeh—I really think I can relate ...
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I spent the day with my grandchildren Monday… No big deal, right? Wrong—I spent the day with them by myself! ...
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February 4th was World Cancer Day! When we all Stop to remember those who lost their fight… Stand and applaud ...
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Mortality… something we never think about. Right? Well… it’s something I have been thinking about a lot. There’s a poem ...
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I’ve have often been described as Type – A. My cardiac doctor said that negatively when he explained how I ...
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So I always said… “My next car will be a BMW 745!” And I meant it—all 10 years that I ...
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Sometimes, life can surprise you. Sometimes, it can downright slap you in the face. Sometimes, you can go “What you ...
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Happy New Year 2014! As we say goodbye to 2013- we reflect on our fond memories of the year that ...
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Points2Ponder Special Christmas Edition By Alan P. Scaglone I wrote this song years ago… called The Gift… On this night, ...
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BOOK EXCERPTS

Take the time to get to know and experience the Southern charm of the McAllens and Cavenaughs.

POETRY

These words are strong, insightful and inciteful – meant to provoke the reader to thought and possibly... action!

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Our prayer is that we touch your heart, heal the hurt and leave a gentle indelible mark on your life through our music.

SHORT STORIES

This collection of stories showcases the origins of some of my books...

POINTS 2 PONDER

These columns reflect the humorous side of my life, and my take on the little things in life that make you laugh.