Donating, volunteering, and helping others in need can be such a rewarding experience. This year, North Texas Giving Day is September 17. It’s an annual event designated to give back to the local nonprofit organizations in the community. It’s kind of a big deal. In 2019, donations exceeded $50,000,000! Of course, it takes more than money. Volunteers are often needed, and each organization has its own specific needs. COVID-19 has severely impacted many organizations, so this will be an important year for North Texas Giving Day.
Arlington is more than the Big Four in our Entertainment District. They’re popular, and icons of our skyline, but there’s more to Arlington than that. It’s some of the lesser-known things in this city that gives it charm and personality. The Big Four aren’t really for me. So what do I like about Arlington then? Let’s find out.
It appears that today is World Photography Day. It’s a perfect opportunity to share some photos that I’ve taken around Arlington.
Arlington is mostly known for the Big Four in its Entertainment District. While it doesn’t show the whole picture of Arlington, it’s a decent introduction.
Local Unknown is my new blog series exploring my hometown of Arlington, Texas and the local area. It focuses on local history, oddities, arts, and culture.
It’s been one year since I started my website. I had no idea what I was doing when I started and wasn’t sure what I wanted to accomplish. I’m not an expert at it, but after 140 posts, I’m getting better and more confident.
I’m excited about my upcoming blog series – “Local Unknown.”
When you’re young, you feel like you’ve got your whole life ahead of you. None of us thought about death at that age. But, on June 2, 2000, Scott Davis passed away at the age of 17. I was a pallbearer at his funeral. He was my best friend. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.
Part 10 includes –
My journey as a writer.
• Fourth grade through freshman year of college
• August 2018 – present
• Looking ahead
Part 9 includes –
• Why do I want to blog?
• Why on my own website?
Part 8 includes –
• Writing as a hobby
• Writing as a profession
• Write – and learn – as much as you can
Part 7 includes –
• Keep the momentum going
• Too many projects – finish something
• Don’t find time for writing – make time for writing
• Have a routine
• Have fun with it
Part 6 includes –
• Setting goals
• Getting organized
• Begin with the end in mind – and have a deadline
Part 5 includes –
All about journals
• Getting started with a journal
• Why do I journal?
• Handwriting versus typing
• Can I get some privacy?
Part 4 includes –
• The blank page – intimidating or exciting?
• Writing prompts – friend or foe?
Part 3 includes –
• 40th Anniversary
• Why write?
• What is a writer?
• What is my biggest writing tip?
Part 2 includes –
• Surviving the first blog post
• Getting into the rhythm
• Advice for new bloggers
Part 1 includes –
• Why do I want to blog?
• I started this blog for me – and maybe you, too.
• Fourth attempt.
• Zero expectations.