Writing book not the end of an author’s journey

You’ve written your book. You’ve put it through rigorous editing and gone through all the hoops needed to get it published. Now what? Putting “The End” on a novel does not mean the process is finished. You’ve written an amazing story, but unless you shout that news from the top of the bell tower in…

Go hug your family in memory of those who can’t

I think the next time I see my two nieces, I’m going to hug them a little tighter. It’s the least I can do after finding out two friends of mine from high school will be hugging one of their sons for the last time. Most of you who’ve read my blog know about Kris…

Cute puppy photos? I’ll show you cute puppy photos!

It’s fairly easy to take photos of people. Lump them together and snap the shutter, and you’ll easily capture an image of friends and/or family for all to see. You might have an occasional grump who doesn’t want a photo taken, but otherwise, there’s not a huge challenge. That’s not the case with puppies. Oh,…

LGBT community shamed enough without help from its own brethren

There’s a saying about lies, damned lies and statistics. Television ratings are statistics, and they’re believed to be the barometer to indicate whether a show is a success. On Monday, the miniseries “When We Rise,” which chronicles the rise of the LGBT movement, debuted on ABC. There were 2.94 million viewers who watched the program…