As promised last week, here is the second part of my interview with Belgian expat, Séverine Dehon. Can’t wait for you to get to the end to learn about her upcoming project! Keep your eyes out for her car too! Question: What or who inspired you to start writing? There are two bloggers that have … Read more Guest Interview, Part 2: Séverine Dehon
It’s interesting how blogging and social media are bringing the world together! Séverine and I met through Twitter, and then LinkedIn, after I started building an online audience for my ebook. Since we really hit it off, we planned a face-to-face meeting in K.C. when I went there for a book signing. It was quickly … Read more Guest Interview-Séverine Dehon, Belgium Expat
Also known as Deepavali, or “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is one of the most important holidays for Hindus. (It is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.) Diwali is an autumn festival that centers around the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Various stories are connected to its significance, with … Read more What IS Diwali?
In my family, birthday celebrations are a big deal. In fact, my husband, John, and I learned very early in our marriage just HOW important birthday celebrations are to me. (To understand what happened, you need to know that our birthdays are only a couple of weeks apart, and his comes first.) For our first … Read more How Do YOU Celebrate Your Birthday?
While talking with a Filipino friend this morning, I was reminded of how hard it is to learn about American culture. Even as an American, I don’t understand American culture in all parts of our country. What is considered “normal” in the Southwest or Midwest (the parts of the country where I have spent most … Read more How can I learn American culture?