Connect and Endure Through Stories

Limited moments spin away while we busily attend to details and dive into our phones. Zap! The kids are moving out, getting married, starting careers. Zap! Someone suffers a stroke, someone falls, what is our plan for aging? Zap! We’re gone. image by Ann Fisher on flickr Sit down with someone you know who is… Continue reading Connect and Endure Through Stories

“Go play outside!”

The Art of Manliness podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play Outside Terrific interview with Mark Lanza, author of Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place of Play. He wanted to bring back the archaic practice of kids playing outside. So he did. And he wrote a book to help you do… Continue reading “Go play outside!”

A Series on Obstacles to Increasing Housing Density

I just completed a blog series covering Hawaii problems with housing density for All Kinds Drafting Services. Although the articles are Hawaii-specific with a few local terms and neighborhoods, people all over the world have similar concerns. Making sure elderly parents are taken care ofWanting our kids to be safe and get to their activities… Continue reading A Series on Obstacles to Increasing Housing Density

Seeking Writing Style Critiques

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Aloha! 2019 is flying by, even my kids noticed. I have been chauffeuring them, wrestling with the internet, researching stories to present from a parent's perspective, and writing, writing, and rewriting. I am inspired by my current read Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz to ask:… Continue reading Seeking Writing Style Critiques