Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Madness Begins!

I know sports fans are anxiously awaiting the start of one of the most exciting tournaments in college basketball, March Madness. There will be a little madness going on here at the blog too. I am so excited about all the great things coming next month. Author interviews, guest posts and a few giveaways.  So get your face out of the television and into the blog to meet some really talented authors!

Thursday, February 14, 2013's still Valoween to me!

As we embark on another day of chocolate, flowers and diamonds, I still do not like Valentines Day and I continue to be irritated by the forced expressions of "love" that will be portrayed.  Hopefully, last year's  post-Valentine's Day attack  will be a thing of the past and the disappointed women across America will turn the frown upside down and say "thank you."  The attitude exhibited by this young lady explains why I call the 14th of February, Valoween. This day is clearly scarier than Halloween. It frightens me how society designates one day out of three hundred sixty-five to "show" love. With the constant barrage of ads from florists, chocolatiers and jewelry stores telling men across America to make the day special with a diamond, because like your undying love for her, it too, will last forever, the real meaning of love is lost among the glossy, colorful ads and sentimental television commercials.

Sadly people use the word love not completely understanding the meaning. Real love is not predicated on the size of a bouquet, the number of carats in a ring or whether cupid pulled back his bow and hit the bulls-eye in your heart. No my friends, real true love endures the test of time, stands tall through adversity, does not hold grudges, does not with-hold communication or pout over the lack of receiving gifts.

Love is patient and kind, it does not boast, is not vain and does not keep score of wrongs. Until the masks are removed and our focus is instead on the relationship and not the "shiny stuff", the real spirit of love will be lost and love will continue to be relegated to one lonely day, in the shortest, coldest month of the year. Love is not a commercial enterprise. Love should be given everyday.

The original Valoween post can be found on the 25 February 2012 post titled, Valoween! Just plain Scary!

Monday, February 4, 2013


Several months ago, I created a Pinterest account and sat staring at the computer thinking, "now what?" Since I had no answers, I closed the page and ended my journey in Pin-land.