Posts Tagged ‘#marriage’

Highs and Lows

June 11, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Bringing Jupiter home was definitely a high point of last week. Still, our happiness at his arrival was overshadowed–made a footnote–by the horrible events that happened in London. With that pain fading, but not forgotten, we believed Jupiter would b…

A Bundle of Joy (and Sorrow)

June 4, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

This is unscheduled and off the cuff, and not what I’d planned to discuss (see the original blog below). I woke up this morning and read the news; then caught up on the “I’m safe” tags from my cousin and other friends and family in the UK. While the pa…

Home Is Where…

April 9, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today’s featured image is of Mouse: everyone’s favorite sass-talking hero from the Feasts saga. Mouse spends most of the story rediscovering her innocence as well as her sense of family–two blessings that have been stripped from her through cruel circ…

Death and Taxes

March 12, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Death and taxes: two circumstances from which we never escape. The former event remains–I hope–quite a way off, the latter I contribute toward every year. However, that didn’t stop the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) from sending me a lovely notice last…

Let’s Celebrate

September 25, 2016, by Christian A. Brown

Whew! What a week. I’m still buzzing from all the activity–don’t know when I’ll settle down and I’m back to work tomorrow. I intend to work seven days a week until the fourth manuscript is finished; and, given the hectic pace I’ve already established…

Romance on a Budget

June 5, 2016, by Christian A. Brown

Here’s the thing: producing books that can stand toe-to-toe with what the big publishers are putting out costs money. Good editors cost money; they’re not charities, and as with any professionals who know their worth, you can only negotiate them down s…

Greed, Greatness and Greener Pastures

September 6, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

As a society, we’re ever set on greener pastures. It’s a symptom of the larger illness: how we’ve prioritized material wealth and status above the virtues of fellowship, love, respect and happiness. Success and money don’t guarantee happiness. The most…

Wow...The day I saw my characters as they'd always been in my mind.

Beauty and the Beast

August 30, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

Last night was a supermoon, or “perigee moon”: a lunar event that happens a few times each year when the moon drifts rather close (in space-terms and perspective) to Earth. Sadly, I missed the event as Toronto’s skies were clouded for most of the night…

The Magic of Matrimony

August 16, 2015, by Christian A. Brown

Marriage…What an interesting ritual the North American wedding can be. Yesterday, I attended the first wedding since I’d donned my “writer’s” cap. I tend to see the world through a more analytical lens now–though not so abstractly that I am without…