Prayers go out to all the families of so many who were injured or had love ones injured or died in the Boston Marathon attack. Why, is a word as big as a skyscraper would someone do such a horrible act against innocent people? The truth will be known and only a coward, his name should not be identified to give him the celebrity status he wants, is behind this senseless atrocity.
We are proud Americans and we will continue to stand strong.
The brilliant light of the United States of America will shine even brighter and may God and his angels watch over us.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. (On a building in NYC.)
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 I was able to meet Chef Robert Irvine.
It was a beautiful sunny South Carolina day, a picture-perfect day. Chef Robert did a cooking demo in front of his restaurant, Nosh, with his beautiful wife Gail.
Chef Robert has a genuine way of putting people at ease. He doesn’t let anything disrupt him, even the microphone that didn’t work. He answered questions talking too many of the people in the audience and was gracious to include several children.
After the cooking demo ended, he stood on the stage and shook hands, signed autographs and took pictures with anyone who wanted to meet him.
Not many celebrities will take time to stand out in the hot South Carolina sun to talk to each person personally and I must add there wasn’t any charge for photos or autographs. I was fortunate enough to meet Chef Robert and was pleased to see he is the same man in person as he is on TV, a straight shooter that cares about others. I didn’t ask for his signature, instead, I gave him a copy of my novel, A Faded Cottage. He took a few minutes to listen to me explain about Essential Tremors and how It was a tiring, sunburn day and I enjoyed it immensely. Keep up the good work Chef Robert.
Writing has become an interesting adventure. Writing is solitude, talking to people who only exist in your mind and thinking hours, days and weeks describing one person. My family and friends wonder how I can sit in my cubby and write hours and hours. I’m not a loner for sure, but you see I’m not alone in my cubby.
I have my characters. Miranda, a young girl who has many tragedies in her life, who visits and tells me her tale as she holds onto her one pink rose that was giving to her by her one true love, a love that will never be. Cody, a young Native American boy, whose father dies and his perfect world spins to a stop, as his father’s secrets become known. Then, Belinda stops by my cubby, a young girl who goes on an adventure aboard the Aeolus, an old sailing ship, from hundreds of years ago. She tells her tale of falling in love. She holds her locket in her hand from the captain of the Aeolus wondering if her escapades on board the old sailing ship could be real or was it a dream?
My friends, my characters tell me their stories and I sit day after day listening, just as I would for any of my friends. Being a writer, I get to travel back in time or go to the future. I get to meet sailors, Captains of tall sailing ships, men who have built grand hotels, creatures that can talk, and even ghost. This is an amazing world and I have enjoyed my visits with my characters. Even though some days get rough with rewrites and I question why I’m working so many hours, but I close my eyes and I can be on the sailing ship Aeolus or sitting in the Grand Hotel in San Francisco, all from my small little cubby.
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Hi I'm Diann welcome and join me on my adventure. I'm the author of "A Faded Cottage" & "Whispering Fog" and Founder of Diann Shaddox Foundation. I'm a member of the Wyandotte Nation & I have Essential Tremor (ET). I love to travel, cook, which leads to eating and I love wines. Chardonnay is my favorite unless I'm eating steak then I'll take a glass of Cabernet.
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