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

see url 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 ...
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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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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   ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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

Covers

Later Years

Music by Joseph E. Scaglione

Redeem The Time Lyrics

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

An unexpected appointment made my day! So our church is on a 21 day fast. I believe in fasting—it gets ...
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Sheer Joy– Spending quality time with my Best Buddy Jett! Sometimes, life just gets full of stuff. Stuff we do ...
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Nano and JettJett– Look what I would have missed! Today is my anniversary—one I don’t share with anyone—except God. Six ...
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Hard to accept… but still true! I’ve put off talking about this for a couple of months.. But now—I’m ready ...
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Anybody you want to send this to? Just to let them know! Friendship is a wonderful thing. Those who are ...
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Jett and Nano playing at Chuck E. Cheese! Good times!” I believe in rewarding accomplishments. I also believe in encouragement ...
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Sometimes… you just want to recapture and relive that memory made! My wife says that we keep going back to ...
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Absence of Fear…sets your feet to dancing! Sometimes, you just gotta face the fear, embrace the exhilaration and take that ...
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When did you get a do-over? Did you take it? People say that everything happens for a reason. People say ...
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I can honestly say “I’m Glad I did!” Can you? Vacations are a necessary part of my life. They don’t ...
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Top O’ Da Mornin’ To Ya! Part of life is…giving back. Teaching the younger ones what you know…so, someday—they will ...
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My favorite vacation– spent with them! My vacation time is precious to me! I love to work—but I love to ...
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What would YOU call him? This is my comment on our world. That’s the point of this “points to ponder” ...
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That guy was invincible! He could do anything– and did! We have always heard “You can do anything you set ...
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Grandma Betty loved her great grandsons Dawson and Fisher! This is Not morbid…I promise. But…it is sobering…so, may not get ...
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A young Couple In Love-Married on Valentine’s Day 2015! Sometimes…you just gotta go with the flow…and let the “unexpected” take ...
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Lifelong Friends– face2face after 40 years! With the advent of email and Facebook, friendships are able to be “real time” ...
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Willie with the Big Boss– His wife! They say life is all about the journey. I say it’s all about ...
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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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Sometimes…it’s not that easy to remind yourself no matter what-B thankful! This will not be a long one, I promise ...
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The Greatest Gift of All! So…apparently, I lived through turning 55! I’m on the other side, looking back and wondering ...
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There is the bride and groom–check out the groom! For the world—it’s New Year’s Eve! Kiss the old year good ...
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All the presents are wrapped…ready to celebrate CHRISTmas! Merry Christmas everyone around the world! It’s the one religious holiday that ...
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Alan and The love of his life at our Recommitment Ceremony! He was always supposed to be the one to ...
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Join me–let’s start an Attitude of Gratitude Revolt! Got a call from someone I haven’t spoken to in 22 years! ...
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New homeowners–My godson Shane and Jessica and their beautiful girls! When is the last time you just had to say—yep, ...
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Join me–let’s start an Attitude of Gratitude Revolt! Point2Ponder    “When is the last time you started a new tradition in ...
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Our very own little Elsa– Princess Cali! Point2Ponder    “When is the last time you saw life through a child’s eyes…and ...
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Keeping a promise to a friend! Sometimes, you keep a promise because…you made a promise! I know that’s not popular ...
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Proud to exercise my civic duty and VOTE! I am not gloating…I promise you, from the bottom of my heart…I ...
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Our very own little Elsa– Princess Cali! This one won’t be long, but…it did make me laugh. Why is it ...
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There is Power in Prayer! Point2Ponder “When is the last time some one contacted you because they needed prayer and ...
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I was 2Cool4School! My Summer or ’14! Sometimes, it just feels like all of the stars align and…a perfect day ...
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Belinda and the boyz admiring her Hamburger Cake! My wife says I’m the biggest kid she has. And… I have ...
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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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My best friend Kay– loving her Yoder’s chicken! You don’t mean to, but sometimes you do… Just take for granted ...
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Sandy with the love of her life…her beloved Derrick! They say time heals all wounds. Not so sure if what ...
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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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Our beautiful, confident, successful daughter Ashley! You ever look at someone else’s life… And know…                          You had a hand in ...
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Remembering those who mattered is worth the money! Sometimes… you just do something just because… It’s the right thing to ...
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See my future? It’s bright and promising! Some people never grow old. The rest of us grow old each day ...
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Sometimes you have to be present to just listen! Sometimes…the guy who made us all laugh…cried himself to sleep. Point2Ponder ...
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That’s a friend who is honest, even when it hurts! You ever try to help somebody? Hoping they can turn ...
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Don’t call my old number…I won’t be there! Things…they’re just things, right? Sometimes, we hold on to something that we ...
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The happy bride and groom…14 years later! Some memories are etched crystalline in your memory. You can remember them—down to ...
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Are you willing to define who you will be? Even IF others don’t accept you? Some people believe that every ...
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When something stinks in Denmark…what are you willing to do to fix it? Remember the childhood rhyme… Sticks and stones ...
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He stands guard so we can live free! Friday is Independence Day! 4th of July! The day each year when ...
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I would do anything for my grandson–even accept a challenge of my lifetime! He’s worth it! You reach a certain ...
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One of my Top Ten Thankfuls? To know what it feels like to be adored! I have a friend going ...
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The unexpected kindness of Miss RoseMary! People just don’t act like they did when I was growing up. Back in ...
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IF you’ve been there, you will know where this is! This weekend, we are going to Key West! Again! That’s ...
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Cali Making Music with her Rasinet Shakers! I realized today that… men watch their kids very differently from women. We ...
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“Here is our Jett, back in the day!” Today is my grandson Jett’s birthday. He is 5 years old today ...
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Our Jett is growing up so fast–Graduating VPK! Oh… they grow up so fast. That picture? It’s my grandson Jett ...
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What can you tell about others as they roll past you in life? I’m a people watcher. Some days, it ...
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I can honestly say “I’m Glad I did!” Can you? Ever hear that line that people come into your life ...
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Look what I learned this week! What did you learn? You ever hear the line “You can’t teach a old ...
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Friends sharing a moment together! Spent a beautiful Florida Spring Saturday in a little town called Tarpon Springs, Florida— Filled ...
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Me and my godson Shane Alan Wood!” Sometimes, things just fall into place… They fall into place so perfectly, you ...
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That look of love between a daughter and her Papa!” You ever see that look? The look that a young ...
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The culprit and the victim! This column is lovingly dedicated to my son… and you will soon know why! Just ...
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Living a Moment with my daughter Ashley in Tennessee Mountains! Sometimes…it’s just hard… moving forward. After a life changing event…like ...
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What’s stopping you? We just take it all for granted… We just think we control it… Until we realize…tick tock—time’s ...
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Checked it off my Bucket List! Sometimes… you just need someone to talk to. And sometimes… that someone…is a total ...
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A Little R&R was food for the soul in Savannah! I think I understand how JOB felt. You remember him? ...
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Charter members of Nano DayCare! I spent the day with my grandchildren Monday… No big deal, right? Wrong—I spent the ...
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Join the fight to cure all cancer! February 4th was World Cancer Day! When we all Stop to remember those ...
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This is the face of “a life well lived!” Mortality… something we never think about. Right? Well… it’s something I ...
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“How would you describe this guy?”   I’ve have often been described as Type – A. My cardiac doctor said ...
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Max meets Kobe! The passing of the baton! The New Improved Dream! So I always said… “My next car will ...
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Me and my friend Kristy Louise! Sometimes, life can surprise you. Sometimes, it can downright slap you in the face ...
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Our YearInAJar 2013   Happy New Year 2014! As we say goodbye to 2013- we reflect on our fond memories ...
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Merry Christmas From Jett and Cali! Points2Ponder Special Christmas Edition By Alan P. Scaglone I wrote this song years ago… ...
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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.