Weather Worries

June 25, 2012

My mother is watching the Weather Channel again.  The Weather Channel is always on in my house along with ESPN.  But if it rains, snows or is windy outside.  I can forget about going anywhere if I have a place to be.  If it is hot or cold out, I don’t even bother asking her.  There was a chance of a thunderstorm on the last day of the writer’s conference and my mother kept me home.  Nothing happened.  It was another missed chance to be out.  If it snows on Christmas Day, Mom won’t go to Milwaukee to see my sister and nieces.  We rarely see them.  I get frustrated with her weather worries.  But that is my mother.

Arrghh!

June 12, 2012

I emailed a reporter from The Capital Times for several months trying to get a newspaper article for my new children’s book.  The rest of the Madison news media ignores me.  The reporter wants to do a feature article about me, but I have to wait a couple of months.  So I wait.  But I email her.  She eventually comes to interview me and my mom.  I tell her about the writer’s conference in April.  She attends   the writer’s conference.She takes notes and helps to  pitch my manuscript to agents.  The reporter hands out my personal card to writers and collects cards.  We are getting along well together.  She interviews my care worker and Amber at the mall. I thought  that I had an article.But then she disappeared.  She doesn’t return my emails.  Her phone is disconnected.  I learn that she doesn’t work for the newspaper anymore.  All of my hard work is wasted.  If the news media   saw how much time it takes me to write an email.  Maybe they would do a story.  That’s a author’s life.  The media haven’t heard the last of me. 

Thanks

June 12, 2012

It’s the end of the school year.  It’s time to say  good-bye to my best friends, Amber and Dave for the summer.  They are my college classmates.  Amber and Dave are high school English teachers in Eagle River.  I tell them everything.  The highs and the lows of being an author.  My dream of becoming an author became their dream too.  They know the good and bad of me.  People  say that I am an inspiration, but Amber and Dave are my inspiration.  I can’t imagine life without them.  Thank you for your love and support throughout the years. 

Medicare and Medicaid are going broke.  Here’s my solution.  Stop wasting millions of dollars on negative political commercials that say anything.  There is always money for mud slinging political advertisements and use that money to save Medicaid.  But what do I know?  I am an author not a politician.

Medicare and Medicaid are going broke.  Here’s my solution.  Stop wasting millions of dollars on negative political commercials that say anything.  There is always money for mud slinging political advertisements and use that money to save Medicaid.  But what do I know?  I am an author not a politician.

Medicare and Medicaid are going broke.  Here’s my solution.  Stop wasting millions of dollars on negative political commercials that say anything.  There is always money for mud slinging political advertisements and use that money to save Medicaid.  But what do I know?  I am an author not a politician.