Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Writing A Novel: The 10 Best & Worst Things That Have Happened To Me Today is Friday, May 9, 2014 and things are wrapping up for the big Mother’s Day weekend here in America. So as we’re reflecting about life and the sacrifices Mom has made in your life, here’s today’s writing exercise. The recommendation […]

Writing a Novel – Daily Exercises in Self-Study My apologies. I’ve been neck-deep in work-related projects associated with books for iPad the past couple of days. And I’ve been doing work on what will become my first novel. I hope. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing daily posts on suggested self-study exercises that […]

Writing a Novel – What Do I Dislike?  An essential part of a good story is being able to add conflict into the lives of your characters. I’m finding that’s much easier to come up with based on this series of exercises about ME. Now as I have been saying, these exercises could be helpful […]

Ukraine, Where is Jack Ryan When We Need Him?  With all the hubbub going on in the international news media about the events in Ukraine, I somehow have this feeling deep in my heart that somewhere in this world there’s a Jack Ryan type running around going “WAIT A MINUTE! YOU’VE GOT TO LISTEN TO […]

Win Or Lose Tonight, Auburn Still Wins I just had lunch at my local Wing Stop, figuring it’ll be too crazy to get in there tonight with Auburn and Florida State University playing for the final BCS National Championship. I went in wearing a sweatshirt I received for Christmas heralding Auburn’s chance to play in […]

Marquette, Michigan, It’s Snowing! Some of my fondest childhood memories are from looking at the street lights in Northern Michigan at night in the winter to see if it was snowing. If it was really coming down, base housing on KI Sawyer AFB was accompanied by the rumbling sound of diesel-powered snow plows coming through […]

Veterans Day 2013: Thanks Dad, Mom and Families USAA, the military insurance company, has sort of backed into the theme of this post, almost by accident it seems, but in part because what they’re saying is true. When they have a dependent talk about “mine having been earned” through the service of another, they’re really […]

When Do You As A Parent Defend Your Student Worker From A Jackass? My eldest daughter, 16, took the initiative this January and went out and got herself a job. She wanted more freedom to have her own money to spend. She had plans for buying a car. She had high expectations and soon realized […]

Spider Webs Over Mesquite, Texas If you live in North Texas, chances are you peered up into the heavens on this beautiful, blue-sky day and stopped in amazement. It’s not windy today and yet the sky is full, and I mean full, of these massive spider webs that are floating past.  Thing is, some of […]

In military families there are some things that seldom, if ever, really get discussed openly and freely.  Hollywood loves to spin tales of heroism in war but it’s only on rare occasions when someone slips in a military family and the word gets out–and even then, the details remain glossed over.  And so on this […]




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