This morning, I had a lovely comment from blogger I didn’t know.
Blogging etiquette demanded that I go and visit her blog.
I am SO glad I did.
BermudaOnion is an awesome writer who blogs about books, movies and food. She just attended the BEA (Book Expo America) in New York City and her post about it made me feel I was right there with her, rubbing shoulders with well-known authors and enjoying the amazing food that is one of the highlights of any trip to the Big Apple.
I had to share this post and hope you will visit her blog to read this and also Part 1 of her BEA adventure.
- BEA Panel Suggests Publishers Still Clueless about Library E-Books and Piracy (teleread.com)
- Armchair BEA Day 1- Introductions and Classic Literature (janysbookblog.wordpress.com)
- Bea 2013 (booksoutsidethebox.com)
- BEA Bound! (talesofbooksandbands.com)
- Inside the Wonderfully Weird Ways of the Book Industry at BEA 2013 (theatlanticwire.com)
- Armchair BEA begins: introduction (bookertalk.com)
- Armchair BEA – Day 3: Giveaway Day! (WW) (leeswammes.wordpress.com)
In honor of Father’s Day (which is next Sunday, June 16), I was asked to contribute to Bob Brody’s Letters to My Kids blog.
Bob is passionate about encouraging parents to write letters to their kids to share family stories…this helps kids gain a sense of self-worth and a stronger parent-child bond.
Here is the link for the Father’s Day post: http://letterstomykidsdotorg.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/fathers-day-guest-columnist-vivian-kirkfield-never-enough-but-always-plenty/
I also participated on Bob’s blog for Mother’s Day and wrote a letter to my children about my own mother: http://letterstomykidsdotorg.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/guest-columnist-vivian-kirkfield-the-grandmother-you-hardly-knew/
When and what should parents write letters to their kids?
- On holidays or special occasions
- To share your own childhood experiences
- To share things that happened when they were very young
- To relate interesting family stories
- To say I’m sorry
- To congratulate them on an accomplishment or goal reached
Many years ago, when my children were very young and they wanted to give me a gift for a birthday or other special time, I would tell them, “Write me a love letter!” Those letters and cards that they made themselves are still tucked away carefully and treasured by me. When your children give you a gift like that, it will outlast any box of candy, bouquet of flowers or trinket they might find at the store.
- When grief darkens Father’s Day: Tips for coping and honoring dad (mlive.com)
- Mothers’ Advice For Father’s Day (modernmanofthecloth.com)
- Father’s Day Quote | Father Day Quotes | Top Ten (whenfathersday.wordpress.com)
Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge…a recent theme was PERSPECTIVE.
Night-time in Singapore! What a perspective! Don’t you want to be there?
Traveling definitely gives a person a whole new perspective on the world.
My trip to the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content was my first international trip ever. I connected in Tokyo and was impressed with the extreme cleanliness and calm atmosphere. I found the same conditions at Singapore Airport…it was beautiful! (Sad to say that connecting through Houston Airport on my way back home was not as pleasant…in fact, it was appalling) I got my luggage, followed the signs (in both English and Chinese) and was greeted at the exit door by a lovely lady who indicated which taxi was for me. The driver put my bag in the trunk and took me to my hotel. He was courteous and friendly and his cab was so clean.
Although I didn’t get to see much of Singapore because the conference was so filled with activities and sessions, I know I will return. The people of Singapore are welcoming and kind, the city is beautiful, the hotel I stayed at (Hotel Grand Pacific) was all you could hope for…robe and slippers provided and all the amenities like hair products and sewing kit as well as a dental kit (yes, a toothbrush and little tube of toothpaste) and shaving kit (razor and little tube of shaving cream) provided fresh EVERY day! The hotel staff were attentive and Read the rest of this entry