When I was three years old, “I’m from the Country” and “Bye Bye” were my two favorite songs. I was quite familiar with names like Jo Dee Messina, Tracy Bird, and Alan Jackson. I was also familiar with Shania Twain and Dixie Chicks, though whether the latter two really qualify as “country” is debatable. ButContinue reading “What Happened to Country Music?”
It is now 103 years to the day since the ceasefire that effectively ended WWI, but we have not forgotten. At least, a few of us haven’t. To those who give their all to keep this country safe, my heartfelt thanks. God bless, and have a wonderful Armistice Day.
Have a good All Hallow’s Eve, everyone. Don’t stay up too late doing spooky things, now!
This week, I’m taking a little detour from writing-related topics to list some of my favorite lines from book, movie, and song. Some are profound; some inspirational; and some may be just a little bit silly. Anyway, here they are:
If you’ve ever been employed (or if you’re a student soon to be seeking employment), you’re already familiar with what a resume is. Whenever you write one, you want to tailor and tweak it as much as possible to suit the individual employer and profession you’re seeking (see last week’s “How to Write a Resume“).Continue reading “Making a Writer’s Resume”
A resume is meant to showcase your strengths as a hard worker and/or potential leader. Ideally it will spark enough interest to lead to a job interview, and from there to a paid position. In order to secure your best chances, you’ll want to tailor it somewhat to demonstrate your most relevant education/skill sets, butContinue reading “How to Write a Resume”
“Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave“ Happy 245th birthday to the United States of America! Let’s keep on going: see if we can’t make it to that quarter millennium mark. Have a safe, fun Independence Day, all, and I’ll seeContinue reading “Happy Birthday U.S.A.!”
For all you hard-working dads out there, thanks for everything. Hopefully you can find some time out to do the things you love today: you’ve earned it. And happy first of summer for everyone as well!
Let us take a moment today to remember those who have given their all for this country. If any veterans are reading this, my sincerest thanks to you as well.
To all you hard-working mom’s out there, thanks for everything you do. May this day be a good one for you.