What do “holidays” mean when you’re retired? This is my third summer of retirement, and it finally feels like I need a holiday again! The first summer off just felt like ordinary holidays – travel, rest, drink and eat in restaurants, see tourist sites. The second summer was more of the same but included my … More July – Holidays Month, Retired or Not!
Deadlines, appointments, commitments. Project plans, hours at a desk, phone calls. Invoices, emails, follow-ups. I thought I was retired! Two years now, retired from my paying career in IT. But my suspicion that life is life, people are people, at a paying job or not, is playing out. We are who we are – always … More Retired: End Year 2. Year 3 Writer Begins.
Hey, I just did my first author interview on TV! As expected, I was nervous. Not as expected, it didn’t last as long as I had prepared for in my head! Also not as expected, I didn’t hate how it turned out. Here’s the link, let me know what you think! ARISE Indie Author’s on … More Daytime Ottawa (Rogers TV Interview)
Most base brats of my time can easily relate to the stories in my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, and I have appreciated the enthusiastic reviews. I would like now to share, especially with my fellow brats, the following review from a non-brat; I hope it touches you the same way it touched … More Camp Follower : Stories to Share with “Civvies”
I won the Lottery! Just kidding. I didn’t. In fact, no one did. Again. Most Saturday mornings there is a little clip running on the newsfeed on the bottom of the TV screen on the CBC or CTV news channel: “No winning ticket for last night’s $50M LottoMax draw.” Then later in the week, we … More I Won the Lottery!
In my “olden days” time of growing up an army kid, then becoming an Air Force wife and mother, I never had access that I knew of to family resources, much less any kind of organized appreciation for my role as the “follower” of my military father’s then husband’s career. Sure, we had the base … More Canadian Military Family Magazine : A Resource
Author Michele Sabad answers your questions: What motivated & inspired you to publish independently? I’ve always been a reader, but in retirement, I took up writing: shorts at first, until one day I realized I had finished a book. Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is a memoir about the military influences in my life: … More Author Interview : Michele Sabad