Archive for February, 2012
If it’s true that behind every great man is a great woman then it’s doubly true that behind every successful writer is a great editor.
Once you’ve invested your blood, sweat, and tears into your writing project and you have performed a thorough self-edit, you’ll want to pry it from your fingers (I know, separation anxiety and all that) and hand it off to a trusted and skilled editor. This is where professionals, like Renee Gray-Wilburn come into the picture.
Renee launched A Way With Words in 1997, a professional writing and editing service. I asked Renee for her expertise on what to look for in an editor, what type of editing she offers, and how to get started in an editing service. Read the rest of this entry »
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: But the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19
Over the years, whenever I read this verse, my emphasis and focus was on the opening portion. Perhaps because I could identify best with that. Small and large, afflictions seemed to abound and with no time limit on trials they never seemed to cease. But the focus needs to shift to the promise rather than the fact. It is a fact we will suffer and be afflicted, but it is a promise that we will be delivered.
If you find yourself in this place, remember to hang onto the promise.
New York Evening Telegram, May 26 (1921)
Long Beach Bars Lizard Baldheads and Women Sans Socks
LONG BEACH, L.I., May 26 – One-piece bathing suits and bald-headed “beach lizards” have been positively ruled out of Long Beach for the coming season by Chief of Police Patrick Tracy.
Women absolutely “must” wear two-piece bathing suits, Police Captain Walter Barriscale said today, in making the announcement of the Chief’s new regulations, and men who come to the beach to stare will find themselves in trouble. Moreover, women must wear socks. Read the rest of this entry »
Stacy Owen is the owner of Copper Moon Studio, located in Holland, Ohio. It’s her talent that fills this gallery and gift-shop with remarkable pieces of fused glass, in what I would define as unique and functional art.
Stacy was gracious enough to answer my questions about her career as an artist, her gallery, the classes Copper Moon offers, and she also extends some advice to artists who would like to market their work. Read the rest of this entry »
“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“What?” he asked confused. “What do you mean it isn’t a feeling? If it isn’t a feeling then what is it?”
I wasn’t expecting that response from my own flesh and blood. Where did I go wrong, I wondered? Between teaching him to read, how to catch a ball, and the execution of proper hygiene, how did I miss imparting something so important? Read the rest of this entry »