Floristry is the production, commerce and trade in flowers. It encompasses flower care and handling, floral design or flower arranging, merchandising, and display and flower delivery. Wholesale florists sell bulk flowers and related supplies to professionals in the trade. Retail florists offer fresh flowers and related products and[…]

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As I began to tally up the books I read in 2014, I could not believe the number of them. Yesterday my list came from my iPad. Today I went through my bookshelves. Here’s 20 more of some of my favorites. They are in no particular order.  I[…]

Here are just some of the books I read in 2014. I will continue to cull through and add some business and some self-help books soon. Let me know in the comments below if you have read any of these and what you are reading right now. Wild, by[…]

Dr. Hrayr Shahinian is a renowned surgeon who saved my life in 2006. After being told by a neurosurgeon in Montana that my tumor was inoperable and I had approximately one year to live, I found Dr. Shahinian and had surgery in Los Angeles. After the surgery I was[…]

Have you ever felt like life is just too tough? You just want to run away…to anywhere just as long as you don’t stay where you are. But deep down you know that won’t help anything. Your problems will just pack themselves into whatever suitcase you pull off the[…]

No matter what I hear about the evils of social media, I enjoy participating in it. I have made online friends, who I know have grown to care about me, as I have grown to care about them. And I want you to know, every time a Facebook[…]

Author Seth Godin defines the words “cutting edge.” Here, Clear Prose Communications offers up some of his best advice for authors today: http://www.clearprose.com/seth-godin-book-publishing/

Have you ever wished you had 51 mind-blowing resources right at your fingertips? Well, now you do. Thank you to Bryan Hutchinson at www.positivewriter.com for this. Click on the title of this post above and it will take you to the link.   http://positivewriter.com/51-writing-resources/

I walked up to the “new fiction” section of my local book store and picked up an intriguing book with an orange cover. I rubbed my thumbs the textured paper. It felt good under my fingers. The illustration of the small town with the stone chapel drew me in.  I[…]