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Bringing Books To A Child’s Doorstep

It’s always nice to meet someone who believes strongly in the importance of good children’s book. It’s even more amazing when that person goes a few steps further to bring such books to the awareness of parents and kids. Helen Antoniades has accomplished this feat in a huge way by creating Butterfly Books: bringing books Keep reading >>>

Embracing The Down Periods

Sometimes I get so embroiled in the wanting of my goals and in the longing for the fulfillment of my dreams NOW that I become frustrated and depressed as to why ‘things are taking so long to happen. I also dwell too much on the past and on the future, and don’t pay enough attention to what Keep reading >>>

People write for many reasons. Some know it’s their passion from early on, others might figure this out later or decide to write a memoir or informational book. Still others go through a life-altering experience and their focus changes, priorities shift and a writer is born. This is what happened with Brian Abela whose son Keep reading >>>

If Only And Its Relatives

  I wonder what would happen if the words, even the concept or possibility of, ‘if only’ didn’t exist in any language. And while I’m at it, how about throwing in phrases and expressions like: I could have, I should have, maybe, possibly, perhaps, suppose, what if…     At times I find that the Keep reading >>>

Something dark stirs within the peaceful walls of the prosperous city of Graywall, something only the mysterious knight-spy known as The Shadow—a man torn between a sense of justice and revenge—can overcome. In reality the nobleman Sir Calan, The Shadow is sent to hunt down smugglers who have run rampant after the levying of a Keep reading >>>

    You set a goal, walk the path towards it and then you achieve it.  Eureka! Success! Yippee!       For years, here is what I believed would happen once I attained my goal of being a published author: Well, I’ll be happy and finally able to relax and sit back and enjoy Keep reading >>>

The world is Cassie Fremont’s playground. Her face is on the cover of every newspaper. She has no homework, no curfew, and no credit limit, and she spends her days traveling the country with her friends, including a boy who would do the chicken dance with death to make her smile. Life is just about Keep reading >>>

Quotes To Ponder

Words are powerful. They can uplift us as easily as knock us down, even strip us of our dignity. In the past I used to focus more on comments and situations that not only triggered but highlighted the negative view I had of myself. In such a state, where I viewed my reality through scratched Keep reading >>>

Spreading Hope

With all the negative and depressing things happening in the news these days, it was refreshing to find out that a mother (Densie Sheppard) and her fifteen-year old daughter (Jamie Sheppard) put together a quarterly magazine aimed at featuring positive accomplishments of kids and their impact in their various communities.     The magazine is Keep reading >>>