(And yes, I had to Google the proper way to address an ambassador. I’m not as cultured as I like to think.)
We are all ambassadors. Every single one of us. At the most basic level, we represent ourselves. How we dress, act, speak, and carry ourselves tells other people what to think of us. Right now, somebody reading this is thinking “Don’t judge by outward appearances,” or some such thing. But notice that I didn’t say it tells them what they should think of us. It’s just all they have to go on when they see us, so it … Keep reading
The following is a guest thought by Jason McIntire, who wanted to make a quick stop here as he promotes his new novel, Flight School. He believes in trying to say a lot in a short space – which is probably one reason it took him a year and six months, working more or less consistently, to write a novel of 60,000 words. He’ll be giving us a paragraph or two on the ever-popular subject of typographical errors. Stay tuned for book links and a giveaway at the end.
While reading The Sparrow Found A House to a friend the … Keep reading
Last weekend, I went out to dinner with some friends after an hour of kayaking. It just so happened that all the other girls had decided to head home, so dinner turned out to be me and five young single guys from my church. The most fun part of this was sitting in on “guy talk,” during which I might as well have been invisible while they contended that girls like this and girls like that, never bothering to ask me “So, do girls actually like hairy guys?”
I couldn’t help jumping in at last when the topic of “bad … Keep reading