The Origins of Common Wedding Traditions

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Have you ever attended a wedding ceremony and wondered why people do things a certain way during the ceremony? Maybe you’re planning your own wedding and are trying to decide which traditions to honor and which to discard. Many wedding traditions date back hundreds or thousands of years. Over such a long period of time, […]

The Best Options for the Ultimate Adult Party Venue

Who says that parties are just for kids? Nowadays there’s plenty of options you can choose from to have a kickass party at your home. What’s more, if you decide you hate having to put your home as the place for your massive event, there are still some other choices. There are plenty of venues […]

The First Year: A Marriage of Ideas

When any two people come together in any kind of relationship, you can expect that certain ideas will clash, and others will meld perfectly. As a man I once knew said, “If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.” The adage is just as true today as the first time I heard […]

Interview with Elizabeth Delisi

Elizabeth had joined me on my blog before, but this time she is talking about her novel, Fatal Fortune. Below is an interview with her, a few quick questions, but first an introduction: Elizabeth Delisi is a multi-published, award-winning author of romance, mystery and suspense. Her time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, LADY OF THE […]

Tirgearr Blog Swap and Sale!

This weekend is Tirgearr Publishing birthday. Their first one, really, since the company was founded on the last Leap Day. I’ve been proud to be a part of Tirgearr, and have edited for them as a managing editor for the City Nights series when it first got started, senior editor, and I still edit for […]

Blissmas Blog: Christmas Traditions

I didn’t grow up with much of a Christmas tradition. We were poor, and often far from family. If Grandma and Grandpa were in town, or at least close, we would see them. Sometimes aunts and uncles, even cousins. So I wasn’t the best at establishing traditions for my kids either. In fact, although I […]

Time Off

I’m a hard worker. I’m not bragging, more confessing. I am a workaholic. I’d go to meetings to try to find a cure, but who has time for that, right? Then this last weekend I took off to Garibaldi, Oregon to share a booth with a friend and fellow author at their sole annual festival, […]

Here, Taste This

What Scotch Night can teach us about Books and Reading There were perhaps a dozen of us, although I never got a definite head count. And there were at least a dozen bottles of Scotch on the bar. Plus a Japanese whiskey. It was a tasting party, so no, we did not plan to drink […]

Why I Gave Money Away

And what happened when I did. I’ve been a part of charity anthologies before. I’ve given stories to causes, and even put stories in anthologies just for the exposure. However, I  never actually wrote one of my own stories and decided to see how much money I could raise for charity with it, until “The […]