The Hunt For The Great Photo

Let the hunt, begin! What hunt am I talking about? It’s certainly not a hunt for deers; though there were plenty of it in Pennsylvania. I refer to the hunt for that great scenic photo. I’ve always had a fondness for scenic landscape pictures. This one reason that I’ve chosen the stock photo of Queenstown Mountain.

Free stock photo are a great way to create header image for a blog. However, I felt a need for a change and a photo of my own. This past weekend, I had the perfect opportunity to get a great scenic mountain photo.  Let the hunt, begin! Continue reading

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Lions! Tigers! Bears! Oh my!

Last week, I asked a friend, “What do you know about social media?” As I talked with the older gentleman, I notice a haunted look on his face. Though tech savvy, it was strange to hear the man talk fearfully of the Internet.

As I listened to the friend’s concerns, a scene from the Wizard of Oz came to mind. I could still hear Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow singing “Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh my!” Was there a lion? Yes, it was the Cowardly Lion. Guess who was more afraid of whom? Yes, there is a connection between the two. Continue reading

Calling Superman!

One day, I came across a curious conversation on Facebook. My niece was telling of an interesting encounter. What happened? My niece was on a train and there was a man preaching God.  Sounds harmless, right?

There is just one thing. The man is wearing a Superman costume and preaching God. It seems the man thought he was Superman.

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Is It Time To Write A Book?

Is it time to write an e-book? This is not a rhetorical question; rather it’s a serious one.

The other day, I was reading a book written by a pastor named Ron Christian. It was a  very nicely put together book. The title is “Practicing the Presence”. I decided to look up the author and came across the website of the group distributing Ron’s e-book. The site is called SmashWord.

After looking at the cost, I am thinking of giving it, a shot. Here’s my rough idea. I would like to create a memoir style anthology. I’m not seeking to write a straight memoir. Rather, I want to compile a series of stories found on this blog. Each story would conceivably make up one chapter.

The question is, “What story would be best for a book appearing on Barnes & Noble or Amazon?” This is going to be a straight e-book.

The theme is more than just “overcoming”.  There’s also my personal view that my disabilities were never a prison. At least, I never thought so and neither did friends and family.

It seems I’ve come full circle. Years ago, some people have said that I should write a book. The time was not right. I simply was not ready. Today, I am asking “Is it time to write that e-book?”

So what stories should I put in “A Story of Grace”? As chapters will need to be longer than what appears on a blog; how can I expand on those stories? Each story would ideally take up a chapter.  Any ideas?