We drove just over 1000 miles round-trip down the eastern seaboard to see the solar eclipse--yes, the total solar eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun. Not the Total Eclipse of the Heart. In our case, it was actually the Total Eclipse of the Park. In casual conversation about a month ago, someone mentioned their… Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Park
Greetings friends! We took our trip to New York City. It was fabulous, wonderful, memorable. We were so fortunate to be able to stay right in Times Square and loved walking around, gawking at the sights. If you are a New Yorker, I’ve heard you do not like Times Square. Did you know that mentioning… Continue reading Hamilton: A Dream Realized
Hello friends. It is been a long time since I have devoted a blog to Hamilton. But now is the time. Actually, the blog devoted to Hamilton will probably be next week. Today, I am thinking (with pleasing expectation) about our upcoming trip to New York City this week. It has been nearly one year… Continue reading Weekend in New York City
If you are interested in writing, there are a lot of cool contests out there. And Twitter is an exciting, up-to-the minute way to learn about what is going on in the writer community. One contest I learned about from author K.L. Kranes is called #PitMad. PitMad is one-day of "pitch madness" on Twitter (quarterly). It's… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO
Often in life things have to get worse before they can get better. Whatever's going on in your life, some things are going well and some things are going not as well. While we may gravitate toward that which brings us pleasure, is fun, or makes us feel good about ourselves, those challenging, frustrating, and… Continue reading Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
Today I’m sharing a post from an author and blogger, Allie Potts, who wrote an interesting article about an appreciation for America while overseas while eating a hamburger. Creative, compelling, and delicious!
I was working in Hong Kong when a client from the United States came to tour factories and visit the corporate office. After a day of meetings, we invited him out to dinner, which he accepted. My colleagues, being the polite hosts they were, asked him if he had a preference. He suggested TGI Fridays, a US-based casual dining restaurant featuring American dishes. I guess after the long flight and the day of tours, he wasn’t feeling particularly adventurous.
I didn’t necessarily blame him. While I do try to eat as the locals do when I travel and pride myself on being willing to try most foods (excepting those starting out as animals I view as pets), I’d been working there long enough for the novelty to have long since worn off. I decided to take advantage of the situation and ordered something I’d been craving.
Hong Kong and China had…
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Greetings friends! I have never really done a "Who am I?" blog. If you already read and follow my blog, thank you; you are awesome! And if you have read things I have written, then you might already have a sense of what is important to me. I live in the Washington DC area, with… Continue reading Let’s Play “Get to Know You”