A NeW feature on Ronovan Writes!

It’s time for something a little different here on the blog. We have a poetry challenge, a fiction writing challenge, and I co-host the Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge on another blog with Colleen after we both felt a need to retire our individual Wednesday challenges and combine them to keep the big picture going while making it easier on us as hosts. I’ll tell you, hosting three challenges each week on your own is tough, so co-hosting one of them makes a huge difference.

I also backed off doing the reviews for my challenges. It’s not something I’m happy with, but if the challenges were to continue, that’s what had to happen. I was very close to stopping all my challenges until I decided to try the ‘no review’ option. Not as many people are involved but we still have people writing.

As I said in the beginning, I want to try something new. Every other Sunday I’ll put up a post called Ask Ronovan, beginning with this post today. You ask whatever you want in the comments or a form I include. You can ask me anything, about anything. It can be funny or it could even be about writing or blogging. How I answer will be the entertaining part. On the next Ask Ronovan post, I’ll give the answers to the best questions.

I went over this with a friend and I was told I should choose only a few or maybe even one because I have a tendency to talk, to elaborate, to keep on keeping on. I have the gift of gab, the magic on the mic, the wizard of words. Do you feel me? Just imagine if I write and edit what you see here, what must the original look like.

If that doesn’t give you a hint as to how I plan to answer your questions, you’ll have to wait to see.

I want to stretch my creative wings a bit and shake myself up a bit. Y’all can help me with that.


  • Life
  • Love
  • Blogging
  • Writing
  • Parenting
  • Cooking
  • Friendship

And so on, you get the idea.

Ask Ronovan Image

I’m looking forward to what you have for me.

Much Respect and Love




Legumes Deep

Bubbling water pot.

With legumes added in deep,

Seasoning comes soon.

 Black and White Pot





Here is more Haiku Poetry.

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Maw Maw’s Lovin’

Maw Maw’s Lovin’

by: Ronovan

 Maw Maw

“Down home Southern cooking can’t be beat.

It makes us well rounded from our head to our feet.”


That may not be an actual saying down here in the South. By the South I mean the losing side of the Civil War in the US. Although I consider that loss to be winning in the grand scheme of things, don’t you? But that saying fits because of grandmothers in kitchens across these Southern states.


For me a celebration was any meal my MawMaw cooked. MawMaw would be Southern for Grandmother for those trying to speak the language, Southern that is. I’m looking at my New York and Ohio friends out there.


As a kid you sat either at a card table or at the coffee table. Be slow and it was the coffee table in front of the TV. Quicker and you were closer to seconds of the good stuff. You picked your preference. I didn’t watch TV.

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