Happy Birthday, America!

The "official" day was yesterday, but this is a Monday holiday here in America. Whether you're attending a parade, having a barbecue, going to a fireworks show, or just staying home, I hope you enjoy the day. After a long hiatus, Mystery Monday will return next week (and it's related to July 4.) I'll be … Continue reading Happy Birthday, America!

Labor Day #EndofSummer

Hey everyone. Hope this first Monday of September finds you well. Most of us in America are enjoying a three-day weekend, thanks to the Labor Day Holiday. What began during America's industrial age as a way to celebrate labor has turned into the unofficial end of summer. We'll move into autumn in a few weeks … Continue reading Labor Day #EndofSummer

Silver Linings, September, and The Week in Review

Confession. After ten days of vacation, waking up to an alarm and going to work was hard. With the September days growing shorter, the sun hasn't risen before I leave the house. I made my usual stop at our local What-a-Burger for a sausage-egg biscuit and the largest iced tea they sell (need to tank … Continue reading Silver Linings, September, and The Week in Review

Writing Lessons Learned from the Work of Dr. King | Story Empire

Today in America is a national holiday, Martin Luther King Day.  Sadly, I remember the day this civil rights leader was gunned down by an assassin in April, 1968. I was too young at the time to know about the importance of his work, but when I heard the news flash on TV, I knew … Continue reading Writing Lessons Learned from the Work of Dr. King | Story Empire