So, as you may know, I write for a living. That’s what I do! Here’s some recent writing from other places on the interwebz!
I was asked to guest blog for the Capital Area District Library after being a guest reader for African American Read-In Day. The blog gave me an opportunity for me to share my experience as an African Australian.
Final Comments on Black History Month 2011
When the Capital Area District Library approached me to be the guest speaker for African American Read-In Day yesterday, I was honored. A little perplexed, but honored. You see, I’m not technically African American … I’m African Australian.
I have lived in America for a little more than five years, but my cultural experience in this country would be similar to that of a new immigrant. I am a foreigner here, making me curious, observant and aware of the social differences I experience while ingesting America from this unique perspective. There’s just one problem: everyone assumes I’m African American.
I’m the Managing Editor of Capital Gains Media, an online magazine that covers growth, innovation, development, technology, art and culture (and a plethora of other things) in the city I live in. The publication tells the story of the city’s entrepreneurs, investments, neighborhoods, and arts and culture with the latest development and jobs news in the Lansing area.
Lost on Lansing’s B-Movie Highway
In a fort made of old plywood and two-by-fours, a tween-age Steve Jencks and his buddies used to stay cooped up in his backyard for hours watching B-movies.
“We stayed up all night watching these cinematic wonders while snacking on glazed doughnuts and pop,” says Jencks. “Hey, this was the ‘80s. People smoked, didn’t wear seat belts and ate steaks for breakfast.”
Landing in Lansing: Dan and Ashley Lamb
Dan and Ashley Lamb, both in their 20’s, moved to the Capital region in 2007 from Jacksonville, Florida. Both recent college grads and newlyweds in a life transition, they adored the quaint culture of Jacksonville, but had no roots or reason to stay. So, the day after their first wedding anniversary they packed up and hit the road.
Learn more about Dan and Ashley (awesome people btw!) here.
Turns out I wasn’t born an over eater! My son helped me figure that out.
From chinchillas and gumpy-eyed goldfish, to my husband and son - I talk about the things that make me happy.
A typical day in the office for a work-at-home mum.
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