How To Write a Children’s Book

A question that I keep hearing when I am out at an author’s signing is, “How can I write a children’s book? Personally, I write children’s books simply because I enjoy writing for children. I do not have the ability nor the desire to write for adults. I love the response of children’s writer, Isaac …

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Performing CPR – Cardiac Arrest

While working as a water aerobics instructor for the YMCA, I’m required to be certified in CPR, First Aid and Oxygen. Honestly, did I think I will ever be performing CPR on anyone in the pool, let alone a family member? Actually, never. But, thank God for my training. A Normal Day As usual, Friday, …

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Why Explore Ethnic Cultures?

The Influence of Ethnic Culture I grew up in a small town of Western Pennsylvania. Therefore, I have the advantage to explore many different ethnic cultures. People from Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Italy, Ireland, and Germany developed my home town. Immigrants and refugees came to work in the Pittsburgh Plate Glass factory. Furthermore, many people came …

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Who was Maewyn Succat?

Calpurnuis and Conchessa Succat were Romans. During 375AD in Great Britain, Conchessa gave birth to a son, Maewyn Succat. Although his family was orthodox and his grandfather was a Catholic priest, during his childhood, he was an atheist. Irish pirates kidnapped Maewyn when he was around 16 years old. They sold him into slavery where …

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In the Land of Ireland Symbolisms

What national symbol, in the land of Ireland, comes to mind when you think about the Republic of Ireland? Shamrocks? Perhaps the Blarney Stone, castles or Irish dancers. It’s surprising to learn the above images are NOT the national symbol. The Irish harp is the official emblem of the island in the cold north Atlantic …

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