Unless you've been living under a rock or a die-hard American patriot, you may have heard about a little event that took place this weekend in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Several thousand people lined the streets to cheer the happy couple and the world watched with pleasure the beautiful spectacle of a lovely,… Continue reading Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)
Utah teenager Keziah Daum wore a lovely Chinese cheongsam dress to her prom. Originally when I first read the story of how the online mob charged her with virtual flaming torches once she shared her pictures, I felt sympathy for her. However, Daum also posted photos showing her friends with hands clasped in what did… Continue reading When the Mob Strikes – Cultural Appropriation
I don't know whether to be furious or resigned. Little Alfie Evans, the British boy with degenerative brain disease, has died. I think I'll be angry for a while, then grieve. I'm angry because the courts trampled on the rights of the parents. I'm angry because it's an unfair world - unfair because the government… Continue reading Rest in peace, little Alfie
It Takes a Village - But We Abandoned the Village a Long Time Ago Why are we blaming society when we ourselves dismantled the village? In the essay In the absence of ‘the village,’ mothers struggle most by Beth Berry, the author decries the loss of “the village” (by her definition, “referring to the way of… Continue reading It Takes a Village – Faith, Family and Fiction
There is something intriguing about forgotten places - old cemeteries, abandoned buildings, crumbling walls. They beg us to ask, "Why are you forgotten? What memories do your walls hold?" My fascination with the lure of old places and the stories they held began in childhood on warm Sunday afternoons when my great-aunts and uncles would… Continue reading The Lure of Forgotten Places
The Majeks are back! In my imagination, at least. I started work on the third draft of the new novel, now titled, "I Know You." It's moving along briskly and I am happy to report that Dave, Eva, Tibor, Eddie, Turquoise and all your favorites from the first of the Majek family stories are returning… Continue reading The Majeks Are Back – Progress on “I Know You”
Growing up on Long Island meant growing up with the ghosts of the past. As a child, my parents loved to take us for Sunday outings. Many of those outings were to places that had once been grand estates but were now open to the public: Planting Fields Arboretum, Westbury Gardens, the Vanderbilt Estate (now… Continue reading Ruins of a Time Past
Photos that I took today around the farm of the ice storm. Experimenting with manual models on my camera. I love to capture the tiny details, contracts in color and texture. All photos copyright 2018 Jeanne Grunert.
Interesting developments for writers at HubPages.
We are really excited to announce that we are joining Maven. Maven is an expert-driven group media network, whose innovative platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners.
We just completed the most successful 4th quarter in our history with the highest ad CPMs we’ve ever seen. As we formed our ad strategy, Josh Jacobs from Maven consulted with us on which partners to use, how to think about unique demand, and how to help the passionate experts on HubPages present their inventory to premium programmatic buyers. The results have been outstanding.
From monetization synergies and shared technology to increased promotion of our sites, this is a great opportunity for us to continue what we do, but even better, and with more opportunity for Hubbers.
We greatly appreciate the dedication of the writers on HubPages and our niche sites and want to…
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My first book signing and reading event on October 28th was a success - thanks to YOU! A huge thank-you to all of the people who came to the event, and to those on social media who so generously shared the information with their friends and family about it. We had coverage in all the… Continue reading Pictures from the Book Signing