On Saturday, John and I made homemade vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for our niece’s graduation party. She earned her bachelor’s degree and is currently working on her teaching credential. Graduating from college is no easy feat. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1992, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Twice I almost
I went to my monthly Buddhist discussion meeting last night, and it was very encouraging! One of our group members discussed his memoir that he recently published, and said it was going to be made into a movie. How exciting! At the end of the meeting, he brought up an important point about how we
I bought a book called Thinking Like Your Editor that is great for getting started on writing nonfiction and nonfiction book proposals. I spent all afternoon today writing a book proposal. My proposal included the actual proposal itself, a Table of Contents, and a sample chapter. A total of about six pages altogether. I have
I decided to start volunteering. I will be working with an elementary school student once a week, helping him/her practice their reading skills. I think it is a valuable way to spend my time, particularly since I am not working full time. Reading, and also writing are two of the most valuable skills we have.