This blog originally started as a space where I could build an audience, and let people get to know me as I chased my dream. The dream to be a novelist. When I started the blog one year ago, I had written about 280 pages of my first attempt at a novel. As of right now, I have written a grand total of 322 pages.
“At some point you will have to work harder to see the beauty again, and try even harder to focus on it. To hold on to it.” … More Shimmer: Letters to My Daughter
From a very young age, I was raised to respect my elders. Somehow my mother trained taught me to be well behaved when away from my parents. It was quite a feat considering I was a demon-child raising hell and pushing the limits while at home. … More Respect (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)
Questions “will teach you that possibilities are absolute if you don’t ask them, and endless if you do.” … More Questions (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)
There is an old saying I have heard, read, and (now) written, since I was a child. It goes something like this:
“Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the PRESENT.”
The reason “old sayings” stick around until they are old is, they speak truth.
Truth never dies, while lies spring up only to be quickly forgotten. … More PRESENT (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)
If I had to choose one over the other, I would say that optimism is more rewarding (but still NEEDS a dose of reality). All great things in life are things you have to work for to achieve. A great marriage takes work and sacrifice. A strong faith takes effort and discipline. A great career takes hard work and persistence. The list can go on and on. … More Optimistic Override (Letters to My Daughter) #atozchallenge
“I am not advocating for being an A$$hole, but I am advocating for less fear and more truth!”
“If you look at the totality of the repercussions from people being politically correct, then you might ask yourself “Why are we doing this?” … More The Truth Hurts, but Does POLITICAL CORRECTNESS Hurt More?
Needs (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge) Winslow, I love you unconditionally. I Need you to know something about life. Wait… do I really “need” you to know what I am about to tell you? Or do I “want” you to know what I am about to tell you. I definitely want you to know, … More Needs (Letters to My Daughter #atozchallenge)
I am sure there are moms just as good as her out there, but it’s hard for me to imagine –though I am biased… just a little. … More MOM (Letters to My Daughter) #atozchallenge
When the mammoth Centennial Olympic Stadium was rising across the street just before the ’96 Olympics, I remember looking over from old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and thinking, wow, that is really big. As in, 86,000 seats. The sun is setting on Turner Field, at least as a baseball stadium. It’ll be converted into a smaller… … More Reblog: “What I’ll Remember Most About Turner Field- Atlanta Braves Blog”