I’ve been doing a lot of signings lately for Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. My retirement life as an author has kept me interested, busy, and happy. As a student of human nature, I didn’t get out in the public much in my former life as a computer programmer, sitting at … More Author Marketing Lesson : Where the Book Buyers Go.
I deliberately avoid political or controversial discussion online. It never seemed appropriate to me to argue a position without face-to-face interaction. I have opinions of course, and am old enough that some have even changed over time. So today, online, I break my rule and will post an opinion. Tomorrow, in Canada, throughout the country, … More Legalization of Marijuana. An Opinion.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I recently read a “Psychology Today” article about how to determine what your true values are: the deep-down, hardcore things that make your life worth living. They’re not as easy as you think to pinpoint and they aren’t always what you think. Love and kindness, both to and from … More Thankful for Thanksgiving
The People you Meet! Such a busy summer for Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. I made it to London, Ontario; Souris and Winnipeg, Manitoba; Aylmer, Quebec; and of course lots of places around Ottawa for book sales and signings. Here are some fun notes about how these things can go: London, … More Summer Through the Lens
Hometown? Not exactly. As an army brat, I don’t have a hometown. But Souris, Manitoba is where my father lives. Not exactly the tourist destination one thinks of for summer vacation when you live in Aylmer, Quebec. But when relatives live across the country, (and we military families do get sprinkled across the country), you vacation … More Road trip 2018 – Part 2
Even though I’m retired from my paying job, the work of my new life as a writer continues, even on a road trip holiday! You know (if you follow this blog) that I come from a military family. My book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is all about that kind of family life. So … More Road Trip 2018 : Part 1
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!