A Great Day To Be Alive

Barney & Lexi: On Their Way To Vermont.

Barney & Lexi: On Their Way To Vermont.

I’m sitting here thinking about how I have been blogging for a handful of years now and I have been giving myself a good talking to today. For a good while now, I have only had the focus to write a handful of days out of an entire month and that simply goes against everything I am as a writer, a father and as a person.

I have unwittingly allowed myself to fall prey to the stresses of everyday life. Human, I know, but none the less, I have become worn down due to it. The truth is, we all have stress! We do! How I have handled mine lately has helped me understand that I want more in my life than I am getting and that is because I am not giving as much as I want back from it.

So much happens everyday in the life of this children’s writer that I have, on more than a couple of occasions, been told that I should write a book on that alone. Well, a memoir, perhaps when I am much older, but for now, I will remain diligent to the task at hand and that is to get Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexy and The Boondock Kids into print and into the hands of wonderful, young readers!

I’m getting married, did I ever tell you that? Yes, on June 14th, I will marry a young woman who inspires me to reach for my dreams and count the stars. Not bad at all if I do say so myself! I am moving into a larger home and gaining amenities that will make my life far more simple…a washer and dryer of my own! LOL!

I am blessed to be working with Danny Kluis, my amazing designer. He is preparing to take my very poor (yes, poor) sketches of The Boondock Kids characters and give them an illustrator’s touch. I am so very grateful for his artistic view and collaboration! Not only are we going to breath artistic life into TBK characters, we will then go back to the beginning and work on Marky, Slash & Levy. I look forward to sharing those with you and hearing your thoughts!

As for good ole’ Barney and Lexi, I am sending them off to The Vermont College of Fine Arts to see if the can wrap a prize contest. Wish them luck! I am almost ready to go on Imaginary Fox logo decals and clings, they will look great!

After a day of work and little league baseball it is now 1:05 a.m. and I have to head to my ‘paycheck’ job in six hours for five hours of work, therefore, I wish you a great Saturday and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Live With Passion!!

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