Showing posts with label new blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new blog. Show all posts

Monday, June 29, 2009

Future Bestseller Hits Blogville!

I know a few of my readers are into fantasy type literature. My oldest granddaughter has finally posted the next chapter of her Guardian Chronicles. Please check it out and lend her some encouragement. And let me know what you think, too! I'm very proud of her.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

nature or nurture?

My opinion has swung back and forth over the years, depending on the subject, as to whether genetics or environment plays a bigger role in the talents that develop in an individual. My paternal grandparents were musically inclined, as was my father. My three brothers and I all play more than one instrument. But we grew up around different instruments. So was it Grampa's genes or Dad's guitar?

Grampa also painted. He was quite a good artist. My daughter is a wonderful artist. But from the time she was small, I provided her with the tools needed to be creative. So again, was it Grampa's genes or Mom's fingerpaints?

Now, here I am pursuing the dream of being a published author. I wrote stories and songs all my life. My daughter also wrote stories, and now my oldest granddaughter is waist-deep in writing! Is it because of my genes, or the fact that my daughter and granddaughter were surrounded by books and told my made-up bedtime stories?

We could argue forever about the nature vs nurture thing, but the real point of this blog is bragging rights! My oldest granddaughter, a freshman in high school, has finally moved to Blogville! Yeah Dani! Her writing style is quite different from mine, but I think she is very creative. She is into anime & manga, wants to learn to speak Japanese and loves the decor or the orient. Please check out her new blog at and let me know what you think...