Train to Paradise Banks

Train Girl. His morning muse. Each time that spellbinding brown-eyed smile entered his thoughts, he drifted back to those transient but lasting human exchanges. It was just a smile , but it was everything for a man longing for even a modest gesture of fondness among the silent resentment that otherwise filled his days.

You’re a Writer

There will always be aspects of our jobs or days when for whatever reason, the love for your role is not there, but what is the line between a few bad days, and there aren't enough vacation and sick days in a year to get me through the next 365?

Today, The World is My Editor

Dear Editor, Santa Claus is a fraudulent myth rooted in unconscious fantasies ... wait a minute. Wrong editor.What does a cable guy, part-time blogger, and occasional contributor to local community papers, or rarely published opinion writer for the local main stream paper, have to say about Gurinder Chadha's Blinded by the Light that hasn't already been said within a thousand... Continue Reading →

One Last Chance to Make it Real

By Larry PattisonWord Count: (last count 2,280)  Scene from ‘Blinded by the Light’. I knew it would touch me. I didn’t know that there would be a constant tear on my cheek throughout and that explaining the crowd of emotions would send me searching my seemingly suppressed past like the reaction to the trigger being... Continue Reading →

Next steps – I’m Herald

More on the next steps for our family blog soon but for now, I thought I would share a quick sample blog post I put together for some instructions I have been writing to help the kids and my wife navigate WordPress. I had a little fun with it.    While I was putting instructions... Continue Reading →

… family blogging.

We're getting hotter ... red hot. Boiling. We're on fire! I spent the weekend, well doing a lot of things as it was our Civic Holiday weekend here in Ontario but in the back of my mind, thinking a lot about the overarching theme of this blog. I decided early on that I didn't want... Continue Reading →

Mastering the art of …

Penguin. Scholastics. Harper Collins, or while on the subject, Little Brown and Company. Are they watching? How do they find us? Who among the 3.7 billion is our target audience? Who are the influencers and how do we reach them? Hello? Are you even listening? Is this thing on? If you use Twitter at all... Continue Reading →

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