Featured Essays by Chloe Jon Paul:

Read the uplifiting advice and musings of Chloe JonPaul, a retired teacher who has not retired from life. Topics include practical advice, motivational ideas, and spirituality. Boomers to Millennials will be informed and entertained.

February 2020- Love is in the Air

March 2020 - What Song Are You Singing Today?

April 2020 - Never Too Old to Learn!

May 2020 - Rock ’n’ Roll to the Rocking Chair !


July 2020 - Early Morning Ritual and a Nagging Question Answered

August 2020 - "...and the local media covered it all"

September 2020 - Ten Lessons I've Learned from My Life Experiences

October 2020 - When is Enough Enough?

November 2020 - Build Your Gratitude list from A to Z!

December 2020 - Warm & Fuzzy Holiday Thoughts Coming Your Way!

December 2021 ~ Let's Keep Christ in Christmas!

November 2021 ~ The Move That Changed My Life!

October 2021 ~ Four Rooms You Should Visit Daily

September 2021 ~ Not Getting Older...Just Getting Better!

August 2021 ~ Post-Pandemic Perusal

July 2021 ~ It’s Never Too Late to Repent !

June 2021 ~ Am I the Only One? Musings of a Renegade Senior Citizen

May 2021 ~ How to Fight Fair in 5 Easy Steps

April 2021 ~ YES YOU CAN!

March 2021 ~ Resolving The Down-sizing Dilemma

Febr 2021 ~ Feeling Jealous? Bet You Didn't Know About this

January 2021 ~ As the New Year Begins...

monthly essays 2020-2021

(Please use the pull-down menu at the right of each publication below to link to additional essays).

Poems and unpublished writing

Poem of the Month @ Author Meeting Place, OCT 2009


By Chloe JonPaul

“Shalom”, she whispered. He bent low to kiss

her hand and then her lips.

The London flight to Brussels was announced.

One last caress – and she was gone.

A holiday so bright with promise paled.

Their brief communion; human enterprise

That reckoned little with established code.

Said Bagsair was lost to jet and skies.

November rains and Tuesday’s mail arrived;

The envelope postmarked Khartoum contained

Three photographs (no message tucked inside).

He’d kept his promise – yet it pained her so.

And Kipling’s thoughts on East and West

Had run the gauntlet of another test.

This poem is based on a romantic encounter between and American woman and a Sudanese man who meet in London.

Chloe Jon Paul