Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
Stop the nonsense! Have the courage to look the truth in the eye!
On my best days, I'm an observer (on bad days, I'm judgemental about what I observe). I think a lot of us forget the Internet is virtual reality, illusions, fake reality. Most everybody has a blog, most of them look for their little corner of success, their 15-minutes of fame, their place under the sun,… Continue reading Gone Into The Ether
They say the more often you post blogs, the more traffic you get. Weekly blog posts, as opposed to daily ones, bring in only a third of the traffic. Now, the questions are: what are my priorities and how do I effectively invest my energy in what matters? One thing I know is that I… Continue reading It is true!
This marketing stuff is a vicious [circle] circus! Know your audience, know how to reach them, know what they want and provide it... and don't forget to let them know you give them added value! (Like a free ebook on a topic they are actually interested in.) Well, I can get a good visual of… Continue reading What a Circus!
How often do we get life's whispers? I can’t go on like this forever I don't like this has much as I used to This weighs on me, and it didn't use to It doesn’t give me as much satisfaction as it used to Maybe it's time to move on I need a new hobby… Continue reading The Whispers
Today is Father's Day... And I have had no one to wish it to for close to 20 years. I am wondering if men today know the meaning of fatherhood. What kind of examples do the youth have? They see their parents struggling to give them a comfortable living... at the expense of quality living.… Continue reading Father’s Day
I look forward to summer break. The spring in my step is not what it could be. I won't travel this year, I need rest, I need a rested brain. Although I love to change scenery once in a while, there is no denying the fact that travelling is not a restful way to rejuvenate… Continue reading Summer Break
Once in while, doubts creep in. Without reason, they just keep coming up. That bright future you have been dreaming about becomes inaccessible, not even plausible. Doubs are sometimes so strong you feel discouraged, you feel stuck. Then you wake up the next morning and you feel hopeful again. Live has its ups and down,… Continue reading Dear Doubts, Go Away!
I made no secret of my being an avid reader. I read a lot of fiction and the more I do, the more I understand the craft of storytelling. With my modest knowledge of the craft, I have done - and still do beta reading and proofing. Very recently, I became part of review team.… Continue reading Authors’ Availability