Saturday, March 31, 2018

Understanding Self-Awareness: Maybe Bundt Pans Aren’t Your Thing?

Self-awareness could be the mind-blowing freedom you’re looking for. It’s that A-HA! moment when you understand why you do the things you do.  



Or, you might say “oh for the love of Pete, why did I waste the last 20 years of my life collecting Bundt pans!” 

And, come to find out, you don’t even like Bundt cake!

Of course, this is just a silly way to say that sometimes it takes years to become more self-aware of what makes you tick.  That doesn’t mean those years are wasted figuring it out. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Unusual Ink: A Short Fiction on Two Drops of Ink

In my attempt to broaden my writing, I've been striving to write more fiction stories. Recently, I contributed a short fiction story to Two Drops of Ink where they have published the story on their literary blog.


Two Drops of Ink - A Literary Blog: Short Fiction Story - Unusual Ink

I feel writing in a short format is a great place for me to start my fiction writing. A little less overwhelming and taking on the challenge in smaller doses. I’m slowly trying to develop and improve in the art of writing. Practice, practice, practice is the best way to do this. Also, continuous learning and reading about the craft is another way.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thoughts About Being An Only Child and Traits of Birth Order

I recently discovered I was part of a group of individuals that have something significant in common with each other and, interestingly, this group is made up of some pretty notable people. 

Sharing the singing talents of Elvis or Frank Sinatra would be cool, but that's not what we have in common. 

I don't have the presidential significance of Franklin Roosevelt or the creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci and, without question; I don't have the same funny bone as Robin Williams

It's true we are a group of individuals that grew up as only children. 

I just mentioned a small impressive list, but check out this hefty list of other famous only children. Like Betty White, Carol Burnett and Brooke Shields to name a few. 

Only children are, in many cases, the product of economic concerns. Family size has been shrinking since the 1960's and the number of only children has doubled in the last two decades. 


So many myths and stigmas have been attached to an only child. The most common is that only children are spoiled. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

If Only It Was Just About the Writing: A Note From the Editor

Wearing the different hats as writer, editor, creative director and marketing manager of this blog website has proved to be a much more challenging task then just writing something and plunking it here. 

I’d like to share some thoughts from this side of the blogosphere.

I started this blog as a place to practice my writing, inspire and possibly offer a chuckle to those who give up their precious time to read it. 


It’s important to mention, that my blog website and what I call my writing space will always be ad-free. No annoying pop-ups or sponsored products to entice you. Nothing against the bloggers that use their blog to make a buck, it’s a great way to start a business. However, this was never my goal to have this be a money maker. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Creamy Ham and Noodle “Hotdish” Casserole

Since Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the featured host of the 2018 Super Bowl 52, I couldn’t resist whipping up a "Super Bowl" of hot, creamy and cheesy noodles with chunks of ham in every mouthful to what Minnesotans call a hotdish or many others call a casserole. 

Whatever you want to call it, it’s really just a mix of simple ingredients, usually noodles or potatoes, all mixed together and baked in the oven. The hearty ingredients go well on these Bold North winter days when we just want to stay inside, be lazy, watch some football and enjoy an ideal comfort food.



This one is so easy to put together – let’s get started!


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