until next time
Just a quick update on my book. I am pleased to announce that we are in the final editing stages and we hope to have it out no later than October 1st.
until next time
After my cancer diagnosis in March 2009, one of my good friends suggested we get involved in Relay for Life, which was a big fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. That July we attended the event just to see what it was all about. The event took place at Longyear Park in Coleraine MN.
It was like nothing we had ever seen before! There was music, food, games, contests, and a survivor walk in which names of cancer survivors in attendance were read off and they walked together around the park. It was truly a remarkable evening!
Hard to believe it is July already. Summer is flying by quickly This is sure going to be a different summer. No Tall Timber Days. No Parade. No County Fair. But despite all of this, the Lord has been good and has given us many blessings and things to be thankful for.
Wow! It has been almost a year since I have updated this blog! So much has happened since my last update.
My book has taken a different direction then previously shared. I didn't make the 12 Christmas stories. Instead, I wrote 5 stories that will be published into a book of short stories. Each story features some type of disability.
We are currently in the editing stage of the stories. We are getting closer to completing the project but still have a ways to go.
My yorkie Lexi turned 9 years old last month. She goes to Doggie Day Care every week at Bubbles and Bows. They tell me she does well, and seems to love it. She is a very social dog, and loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs so this is good for her.
Hope ya'll are staying well during this pandemic. I, like everyone else, will be glad when it is over. But until then...stay healthy. With God's help, we will all get thru these times together.
Until next time,
This is the first story of my book of "12 Stories of Christmas" planned for publication by December of this year.
I would appreciate any comments, good or bad. This is the lightly edited first draft, so please forgive any typos or misspellings.
Everyone is created differently. That was God's plan. Some people are short, while others are tall. Some people wear glasses because their eyes aren't perfect. Others might wear a hearing aid because they don't hear well. And still others might use sign language to communicate because they are unable to speak. Are these people treated differently because of these things? Not usually. But there is a large population of people who are treated differently because of their differences. These are people who are physically or mentally challenged. These are people who are physically handicapped. These are people who are developmentally disabled. Yes, these people have a disability. But they are people first.
Years ago, I was taking an online writing course. One of my assignments was to write an article. It could be about anything I wanted, I had no idea what to write about. At this time, I had been working at the Orion Corporation of MN for about 11 years or so. After much agonizing over what to write, I finally decided to write about my job working with people with disabilities.