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Strangers on a Blog

On the first flight of my recent media trip with Royal Caribbean and Universal Orlando, I sat next to a lovely young woman from Australia. As we made small talk about our individual travel...

How Social Media Has Affected My Writing

source A writer is someone who writes, not someone who thinks about writing. And all I ever seem to do these days is think about writing. I have draft after draft of blog posts in my head,...

More Popular than Cindy Crawford. Yep, That’s Me.

Even though my blog has barely been limping along for the past few months, I’ve still managed to garner a decent amount of traffic. Mostly thanks to Google search and curious folks...

The 2011 Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest

Have you always wanted to write a children’s book? Do you have a clever title or compelling storyline ticking the back of your mind? It’s time to stop dismissing your ambitions...

Sneaking, Running, Blending; Amazing Poetry from My 8yo Son

My 3rd grade son handed me this poem very nonchalantly yesterday.  “I wrote it in class,” he explained. I was blown away. Dark departs, daytime ends. An abyss is made...

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Blogger Extraordinaire?

What would a 19th century American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leading Transcendentalist know about blogging? Quite a bit, it seems. In my teens I discovered the essays of Ralph Waldo...

How Six Little Words Got My Name in a Book

Twice in 2009 I had the unique opportunity to have my name in print media.  Sure, I put myself out there all over the internet, but there’s something just a little special (and very...

The Writing Gig

So, the April edition of the online parenting magazine Root & Sprout is now live. You really should go read the ENTIRE edition, but if – by chance – you’d like to jump...