Who has an interest in Tampa Bay Rays moving?

I usually don’t like to write about sports because, by and large, athletics no longer interest me.  Still, there is an issue involving pro sports which continues to capture my attention, as well as the attention of the entire country in some form. Will the Tampa Bay Rays get a new stadium, or will they…

A 38 Day Education…Jay interviews the author

Today, a little role reversal…Jay Ferragamo, Editor of The Scope newspaper from “A 38 Day Education,” stops in to interview me.  Yep, weirdness shall abound. Jay:  Okay John, that’s for agreeing to this interview.  Let’s start with a little something few know about you personally. John:  Okay, here’s one…I’ve loved cats ever since I was…

#PayitforwardATL – let’s expand a great thing!!!

A Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Florida (my old stomping grounds) had been enjoying one of the nation’s longest running streaks of human goodwill and kindness – over 300 customers had chosen to “pay it forward” and buy the next customer’s drinks at that location!  It was a continuous grand act of simple kindness that was…

Insecurity, Thy Name is Author!

Originally posted on katemariecollins:
Good morning! I hope everyone has a great week. Me? I struggled a little. Okay, more than a little. For a day, I gave into the hopeless insecurity that plagues every author.  When sales are low, and you’ve done a push in promotion without any results, it’s hard. It becomes a…

James Foley died with honor, even though those who killed him have none

Journalist James Foley, this week, met his end as so many other journalists and chronicles have over the centuries; at the tip of a blade. His death was that in the pursuit of a noble calling – telling the story of pain, suffering, corruption and abuse of power in a part of the world in which a power vacuum exists, and said vacuum is being filled by thugs, murderers, sociopaths and radicals all justifying their pathological blood lust through religion.