Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – AuthorsDarlene Foster and Nancy Blodgett Klein

Recently I ran a series Public Relations for Authors which focused on how we are perceived by those who view our profile photographs, biographies and presence on social media. This included guest posts on other writer’s blogs. Here is an opportunity to not only promote your own blog or books, but those of someone you … Continue reading Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – AuthorsDarlene Foster and Nancy Blodgett Klein

Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages

I am publishing a second book on Amazon on July 5th titled Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages. This is an anthology of 35 true stories from 12 native English-speaking authors sharing experiences that happened to them and concluding with what each author learned. Each touching story begins with a quote related to the subject, … Continue reading Life Lessons: Guidance for All Ages

Life Lesson 20: Be Grateful for Little Things, Especially When Life Isn’t Going Well

Have you ever had a day where everything is going along great and then, all of a sudden, you wind up in an ambulance on your way to the hospital? Well, that happened to me Tuesday, March 30th. I was attending an English immersion program, working as a volunteer to help Spanish people improve their … Continue reading Life Lesson 20: Be Grateful for Little Things, Especially When Life Isn’t Going Well

Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You

I have been a fan of genealogy for many years now, especially since my mother and father passed away. Studying my ancestry was a way I could feel more connected to them and to their histories. One of the interesting things I discovered while tracing my family line is that I am a fifth cousin … Continue reading Life Lesson 19: Famous Ancestors Can Inspire You

Life Lesson 18: There is Something Special about the Irish

"There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were." Before retiring to Spain with my hubby Rick, we lived in Ireland together for more than one year. While working as a database administrator for a big Chicago bank, Rick had heard about an opportunity to transfer … Continue reading Life Lesson 18: There is Something Special about the Irish

Lesson Life 17: Beware of Online Imposters Posing as Big Stars

I have an Instagram account that I use to keep up with what our two sons and other family members are doing. It’s really fun to see photos or short videos of family and I look forward to their latest posts on Instagram, especially since none of us can be together because of the pandemic. … Continue reading Lesson Life 17: Beware of Online Imposters Posing as Big Stars

Lesson 14: Ask for Directions

Question: Why does it take millions of sperm to fertilise one egg? Answer: Because they won't ask for directions. Mount St. Victoire, painted by Paul Cezanne Have you ever noticed how some people are scared to ask for directions? They don’t want to look like they don’t have everything under control so they just muddle … Continue reading Lesson 14: Ask for Directions