End of November = End of Movember

As many of you will know, November is a month for celebrations and commemorations of all things big and small in our world today. In a previous blog posting, I outlined how November is rife with ‘days’ of recognition (e.g. World Toilet Day is November 19th), and the month itself holds great meaning (e.g. November…

How to #Profit from Blogging (And Lose Your Soul in the Process)

I am a humble 15, 488 words into my NaNoWriMo novel on this day in the month of November. Even though I’m probably a little bit behind, and my writing has degenerated into something more non-fiction than fiction, I’m completely and utterly okay with it. The reason for this cool self-assured response? I am writing…

The Romance of Snow

Sometime early this morning, I peeked out the darkened windows and saw an unusual brightness touching the landscape – a dull but persistent light shining off the very ground itself. Closer inspection revealed that this phenomenon was caused by snow. Snow is a meteorological event that can inspire romance on the one hand (there’s nothing…

Insert Issue [Here]

This generally goes without saying, but there are a lot of causes to which you can give your attention, time, and money on any given day, month, or time of year. Yesterday I was reading about diabetes – a group of metabolic diseases that affect the balance of sugar and insulin in the body –…

NaNoWriMo = Powerful Procrastination Potential

For several years now, I have reflected on my childhood with a fair degree of regret; it seems that I’ve lost the youthful spark and creativity which once drove me to daydreaming and jotting quick stories in care-worn old diaries. The hostile world has interjected into my dreams and tangents – and as a result,…