Being Published

The education blog isn’t live yet at, but they were looking for volunteers to write a tolerance piece in the wake of Ft. Hood because the tragedy is bound to reawaken the same sort of anti-Muslim feeling that 9/11 did.

So I volunteered.

I wrote the piece in about 30 minutes, scoured Rob’s hard drive for a photo (and he got the photo credit) and sent it in. It was on their main page last I looked but you can find it and my Sesame Street anniversary piece at this link.

Fenns chapter three is about 300 words from done, so look for it tonight or tomorrow morning. Four is in my head but might follow closely on Sunday.

Otherwise, we are motoring to Jasper tonight and Victoria sometimes on Saturday evening. My voice is shot and Rob is finally admitting he feels like crap, but on the whole we are better than two days ago, so the holiday is on!

Another of my pieces at 50 Something Moms will go into syndication the week of December 1st. I am pretty thrilled and slightly impressed with myself though goodness knows why. It’s not like anyone is paying me money and isn’t that how we are ultimately measured? 

Well, maybe not. I would like the opportunity to measure myself monetarily just a bit though where this whole writer gig thing is concerned. I keep hoping someone with the authority to say “Hey, come and write for us” will read me during one of these syndication opportunities because I haven’t any idea who to go to on my own – and believe me I would as I have no shame – or where there is a market for the kind of writer I am, at least on the Internet.

Writing is like real estate. It’s location and a bit of timing and a whole lot of salesmanship.

You can find my next syndicated piece here and my last offering here, if you haven’t caught it already. Let me know what you think!