Chapter 1: The Book I’m Writing

So I have a million reasons (excuses, really) for not having written in the blog for a long while. The kids were home for the summer, and between roughly 8 am and 9 pm I was with them. After they’d go to bed, I’d be knackered and have no energy left to write. Susan’s surgery…

Is This Blog Worthwhile?

Well, people, it’s been a while. You may have thought the blog was moribund, if you thought of it at all. I haven’t written a blog post in quite some time, and one of the reasons relates to the title of this one. Is it worthwhile? Why do I do it? (The other primary reason…

Scavenger Hunts and Cupcakes

I’m a total sucker, perhaps. I get a lot of emails through the ‘contact us’ link on the blog, and they’re all more or less the same. “I came across your blog and really love the content. [Ah yes, the unnamed ‘content.’] I’m an aspiring [writer/blogger/editor/cat fancier/pedophile] and was wondering if you would be interested…

Thanks to All You Freaky Bloggers, and Then Some

Hey, I just wanted to extend my thanks to everyone who read my post about the death of my brother, and special appreciation to all who left their thoughts and condolences. It’s a strange and terrible life event, obviously, but your support has really helped me work my way through the emotional morass. This whole…