He has wholeheartedly embraced the role of “Stay-at-home Dad”, but laments that society refuses to mind its own business about couples having children. I can attest to this. There is still a stigma attached to those of us who consciously choose to be childfree. We get quizzical glances that imply there is something wrong with us or, worse yet, pitying glances. If we have pets, people often assume they are substitutes for the “real thing”. This may be true for some, but certainly not all.
Yes, I have returned to the Blogosphere. Please, don’t everybody applaud at once.
Seems I lost my blogging mojo awhile back (last September!), but that creative urge has now returned. What’s been going on in the meantime? Well…..
A few years ago, I wrote a short memoir (approx. 4600 words), about my year in a Swiss boarding school. It received many favourable comments and people suggested I should publish it. Last fall seemed like a good time, but of course it needed editing. My perfectionist self still isn’t happy with it and I won’t submit anything sub par. The other hurdle was, I knew absolutely nothing about the mechanics of self-publishing, so embarked on an intensive quest to learn all I could in the shortest time possible. As usual, I went a little crazy and completely overwhelmed myself, so a step back and a deep breath is what’s needed at this point.
I was watching a 33 year old movie recently (Victory), starring Michael Caine and noticed how young and handsome he looked, (and thinking the movie was way more recent than that). Then it hit me – and not for the first time! I’m well over the hill and on the downward slide. All I can say is “What happened?”“Where did the time go?” and all those other tired clichés.
I’m accepting this invitation from MICHELE TRUHLIK to participate in a Blog Tagging Event about writing. To become a writer was my childhood dream and I tried to make it happen for several years in the 1970s. Discouraged by constant rejection, the need for a steady pay cheque and the challenges of life in general, my muse got buried, deeper and deeper as time wore on and I turned into a corporate workaholic instead. Now, thanks to the internet and the blogging world, the muse has returned.
Michele and I first met during last April’s A to Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE.We have much in common, including our love of dogs, classic rock, writing and the night. We’re even in the same business! She’s also an animal advocate and will be ordained as an Animal Chaplain/Pet Shaman in 2015. ANGELS BARK is the name of Michele’s fabulous blog and you can read her “Writing about Writing” entry HERE.
Thank you, Michele!
What exactly is a “Blog Tagging Event”?The tagged person has a week (flexible), to write a post answering the same 4 questions as shown in red, below, linking back to the one who chose them. In this post, they will then tag 2 or 3 (or more) people to carry on the following week. And so on…
My dear friend Tony suffered from liver failure and desperately needed an organ transplant. He had slipped into a coma for the third time and we all thought it was over. Finally, at the last moment, a suitable liver was found and Tony was blessed with 10 extra years of life. After he died, his organs were donated to save someone else.
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