My Editorial Calendar

December 13, 2017

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Editorial calendars provide structure so you can get in to the rhythm of writing a business blog or personal blog on a regular basis. It’s like a magazine with different departments or a TV newscast where a lead story kicks off, sports comes in the middle, there’s weather and then fluff at the end. This […]

Posted in: Content Marketing

Add a crime novel to your Christmas list for a Nitty Gritty Christmas

November 15, 2017

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Crime doesn’t stop during Christmas — neither does hope. Tom Stone: Nitty Gritty Christmas is available on Amazon in print and ebook formats. Experience the pursuit of justice and desire for family in Tom Stone: A Nitty Gritty Christmas Tom Stone and his partner Jake Sharpe pursue a small-time drug lord who has poisoned candy […]

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Introducing my So Cal lifestyle site: Where We Live Work Play.com

April 4, 2015

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Southern California is a wonderfully complex and often overwhelming place to live. My interests are varied and as a writer that presents a challenge because there’s only a limited amount of time each week to write. Business and entrepreneurs interest me, regional travel around So Cal is of interest to me, and so are topics […]

Posted in: Lifestyle, Los Angeles

CNBC’s Restaurant Startup brings true reality to the viewer

January 14, 2015

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“Restaurant Startup” Season Two premieres January 13 on CNBC at 10 pm ET/PT and was shot on a set that by Hollywood standards resembled the set of a low budget film. It’s not just that reality TV costs less to produce than scripted comedies and dramas but “Restaurant Startup” focuses on the real life drama […]

The Perseverance of Matt and Grace Huang

December 6, 2014

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Matt and Grace Huang are finally home after spending almost two years in a nightmare in the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar after the sudden death of their daughter Gloria in January 2013. A case of international misunderstanding surrounding adoption, it also made me stop and pray often for their release. I’ve only met the […]

Posted in: Family

Thanksgiving is courageous hope out of chaos

November 27, 2014

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While the first Thanksgiving focuses on the Pilgrims giving thanks while in tough circumstances, the holiday makes me think of a selection from the biography of John Adams, written by David McCullough. Adams and his wife Abigail were often separated for weeks at a time as he rode to and from Boston and Philadelphia and […]

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Roasted duck, Obamacare, and California’s sunshine — not necessarily in that order

February 21, 2014

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Yet another day of temps in the low 80s. Ugh. This is February 21? A hint of jasmine is in the air like it’s a spring morning and I know that’s slightly different from my family’s home in western Pennsylvania where they’ve been treated like they’re a wide receiver and the snow is Seattle Seahawks […]

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