White Azalea, Dianthus, and Sweet Williams

Is Spring hiding? Winter never wanted to leave Winter fought leaving with a will. Mid-April we were seeing days in the forties and nights low thirties. Northeasters roared through Maryland several times. Everyone talked that Spring was hiding from us this year. Recently, the past few days, Spring peeked its …

Considering a Soccer Club, Think Pipeline Soccer Club

  If you are considering a soccer club for your player, think PSC. The Pipeline Soccer Club (PSC) is presenting the opportunity for boy and girl soccer players to earn a place on a club team. Current rostered team members and players seeking a place should attend tryouts. All skill …

Parents and Coaches , similar or different?

It is interesting how parenting is similar to coaching a young sports team. Parents guide their children to prepare them to be successful in life. Coaches provide guidance and training to the team members to prepare them to be successful in competitions. Common Objective One commonality is the parent and …

Cameron Reunion, Texans and Ohioians

Friday My wife and I spent part of the Easter weekend with members of the Cameron Clan living in Ohio. The rest spent traveling to Ohio and back home. We found the drive safe. The weather cooperated, and only a small part of Friday’s trip saw rain. Ronald McDonald Cameron …

Bowling Movie Star Dreamer

I have dreamed of being a movie star, in my dreams. The desire peaked with the release of The Kingpin. It is a movie about bowling and bowling is the only sport I am proficient. I tried golf and my scores equaled or surpassed mine on the lanes (triple digits). …

NLS Athena at Virginia Beach Spring Classic

  This past weekend, my wife and I took a mini-vacation to Virginia Beach, Virginia. We took my daughter, my eleven-year-old granddaughter, and our four-year-old grandson with us. We went to enable my granddaughter to play with NLS Athena in the Virginia Beach Spring Classic soccer tournament. We left early …

Conversation versus Dialogue

The draft novel is written with the final words “The End” displayed on the last page. The easy part accomplished, and the work to get it suitable for publication is undertaken. Scene 1 introduces the characters and sets up the coming conflict. The hook set to keep readers reading. Confidence …

Amanda Post Memorial Tournament 2018

The Amanda Post Memorial Tournament again marked Pipeline Soccer Club 2008 Boys Red’s spring outdoor season. Last year, I noted the boys won one game and lost two. This year’s result was the same, 1-2. Weather plays its role Two days before the tournament, a windstorm hit Maryland and the …

Retirement Party

My wife hosted a retirement party on Saturday to fix my retirement in my mind and those of my friends. My wife suggested the party a few weeks after I announced my retirement date to my boss and family in early November 2017. She and my children brainstormed the details. …

A Writing Milestone

Every week is becoming a writing milestone week in my writing career. Those who are unaware, I began my first novel less than three years ago. Since then, I completed two drafts with the first over 100k words. The second written during NaNoWriMo and is 50k. The novels need editing or …