Thursday, September 27, 2007

At last something published..

2 out of my last 4
If your interested in a nice bike trail in Western Maryland close to WV, PA, VA
check out the article on the Western Maryland Rail Trail

The newest one is a review of a hotel I stayed at Virginia Beach last week.

So right now I'm up to 13 articles. 7 are baseball related. 1 hotel review, 1 restaurant review, 1 on health care fraud, 1 on Kiva, 1 on the mortgage industry in Maryland, and 1 on the bike trail.

I'd like to do some more local ones, but I ramble enough that local to me is pretty broad. But, I would like to write more on West Virginia. If anybody is out there what would you like me to write about? What interests you?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

No Article

Ok they didn't publish my article on the reunion, stating it was too widely reported even though I submitted it on the same day as the press release. Everyone gets rejected and I'm no different. Yes it is a bummer, but they publish most of my stuff. Now, I just have to write more stuff.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's true Led Zep to Reunite

It's confirmed Led Zeppelin will reunite 11/26/07 at the O2 Arena in London. I'll link my article on it, when it gets published.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 Remembering

I was working in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia on September 11, 2001. Not far from the Pentagon at all. I had taken the day off from work. When I heard the first plane had crashed into the World Trade Center, I did not belief it. The same feeling I had when the first Space Shuttle blew up. Sure, enough it was all over the news. Then I watched as the second plane crashed into the building. Two more planes crashed that day, one in the Pentagon. I was living in Hagerstown at the time, so a plane crashes an hour and a half away from me in one direction, then the other plane crashes an hour and half away from me in the other direction in Bedford County, PA. I may have been in shock of the whole ordeal, however nothing brought it home like my pre-dawn commute the next day. The smell of the burning crash hit me as soon as I parked my car close to National Airport and started walking toward my office. The horrific stench is something I will always remember. To those who perished on that day, you are remembered. For all who helped, I am grateful for what you did. It is something no one should ever forget.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Reflections on Philanthropic Micro Financing

Reflections on my third paid article, Philanthropic Micro Financing Fights World Poverty. The title is a mouthful. I had a shorter title but they didn't like it, so the title was changed. It's an article, I truly belief can help make the world a better place. Here is the link to it. I'm proudest of this article for its potential. It provides awareness of the organization. It may move someone to check it out. It could move some one to act. Kiva is an organization where people can loan small amounts of money to help people in the third world. In the future, I hope to write more things which could have such a rewarding impact.

Breaking The Ice

Like opening a cold, refreshing bottle of hop filled flavor rich beverage...
Like pulling the cork out of an aroma filled bottle of wine...
Like popping the top on an ice cold sugar and caffeine filled soft drink...
Like taking the lid off of a box of Canadian Night crawlers...(for fishing, thought I would clarify this early in this age of Fear Factor)

The ramblings have started. Welcome and enjoy!