Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)

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?)


When the Mob Strikes – Cultural Appropriation

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

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

It Takes a Village – Faith, Family and Fiction

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

I Know You, Work in Progress Update

The Majeks Are Back – Progress on “I Know You”

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”


HubPages Joins Independent Publisher Juggernaut – Maven

Interesting developments for writers at HubPages.

HubPages Blog

Dear Hubbers,

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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