Archives

romance is in the air

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop

Romance is in The Air – and so are prizes! This massive giveaway hop is masterminded by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and co-hosted by Rachael Anderson. Please check out the rafflecopter at the bottom and visit as many hop stops as you can – interesting prizes await. When I wrote...

spacer
spacer

The Secret Writer, Revealed

For a long time I’ve been hiding my writing career from most friends and acquaintances. Well, not exactly “hiding” it. Just… not publicizing it. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I felt I didn’t belong. Maybe I wasn’t so sure whether I wanted to be a professional writer. When my daughter...

spacer

The Value of Things Earned

My family was lower middle class. I went to good private schools, but that was it. We could buy food, lived in a good apartment, and had health insurance. Everything was all right. Vacations were extremely rare, but it didn’t bother me: we lived on a coastal city, and I...

spacer

Flying Away

So, after the trapeze lesson, I was soaring (pun intended). I was still smiling and comparing notes with my friends when I got a call on the ride home: “The parakeets flew away.” I came crashing to the ground. My daughter had taken the birds outside, and they had...

spacer

Flying High and Flying Away

Do you push your boundaries and try new things? Do you really know your potential? I rarely stray from my comfort zone. Last Saturday, I did something I didn’t know I had in me. A friend of mine got tickets for a fun activity and invited my wife. However, Wonder...

spacer

Be the MVP

If you don’t follow sports, you might not know this story. Derrick Rose is the Chicago Bulls point guard. He was the #1 pick of the draft in 2008, and he won Rookie of the Year that season. Until September 2010, he was really good. However, few people counted...

spacer

WANA1011 Blogfest Awards

Welcome to the WANA1011 Blogfest Awards! Last year, the amazing Lynn Kelley, in one of her moments of insanity, awarded me the Versatile Blog Award. Thank you so much, Lynn! It means a lot to me. For the past few weeks, fellow WANA1011 classmates Karen McFarland, Louise Behiel, Jansen Schmidt (aka...

spacer

Airborne Bears: A Holiday Tradition

Last year I stumbled upon a holiday tradition familiar to hockey fans in places like Calgary and Portland. It’s a friendly competition between minor league hockey teams. On a special night, fans bring teddy bears with them to the game. After the home teams scores its first goal, fans in...

spacer