Something to SEA: Free Thanksgiving Printable

thanksgiving-printableThanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year, is coming! To add to your festivities, I created a free Thanksgiving printable for you.  It is sized for 8 1/2 x 11.

You can download the .pdf file by clicking here.

If you right click on the image above, you can save the .jpg image to your computer.

I’d love to see how you incorporated your free Thanksgiving printable into your festivities this year! Please feel free to leave a comment with your picture below.



Something to SEA: A Free Summer/Ocean Printable!

Summer Wave Tides

It is officially summer!  I am excited because it’s my favorite time of year. I love all things summer, even the heat. Summer always seems so much shorter than the other seasons, and this year, I plan on making each day last as long as possible.

To celebrate, I created a free summer printable for you about the tides, the ocean, and the sea. You can download the .jpg file by clicking on the image above. A .pdf file, sized 8 1/2 x 11″, can be downloaded by clicking here.

Enjoy, and feel free to share with your audience, feeds, and friends.

Don’t forget to join my 31 Days of Summer Lovin’ 2016 challenge! All of the details can be found here.


Happy summer to you and yours!


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Something to SEA: Celebrate Bloomsday with a Free Printable!

Bloomsday Joyce Printable

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Today is Bloomsday, so let’s celebrate! And I’ve got a special treat for you.

Chances are you have no idea what I am talking about.  Bloomsday? What is that? Another politically correct holiday?

No, sir!!

June 16, 1904 is the day that Leopold Bloom wandered throughout Dublin in James Joyce’s book Ulysses. Leopold made many stops along his route, and at times, was joined by others including Stephen Dedalus.

Joyce enthusiasts celebrate Bloomsday every year to mark not only the anniversary of Leopold’s journey but also to celebrate all things James Joyce.

And Bloomsday is celebrated worldwide, not just in Dublin! Take a look around at local events and you might be surprised that a celebration is being held near you, should you be so inclined.

Friends and family know I’ve got a cosmic thing going on with researching James Joyce and Dublin. I am preparing to see many of Leopold’s sights (among others) with my own eyes in August.  The universe and a special spirit have infused this calling into me, and I must go to Dublin in search of ….. well, I’m not sure, but I know I have to go.

To celebrate James Joyce, Bloomsday, Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, Dublin, Stephen Dedalus, and that special spirit, I created a Bloomsday/James Joyce printable for you.

You can click on the photo to download a .jpg version, or click here for a .pdf version. The .pdf is sized 8 1/2 x 11.

To learn more about Bloomsday, visit these links:

60 Second Know it All: Celebrating Bloomsday

The Real Irish History Behind Ulysses

Origins of Bloomsday from The Complete Ulysses

James Joyce, Ulysses and Bloomsday: What you NEED to Know




Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 5/21/2016

2016AFDPosterToday is Armed Forces Day, and I would like to thank everyone who has served or is serving the USA.

It’s been a week filled with tissues, antibiotics, and doctors around here as I muddle through with a nasty sinus infection. Any sort of cold or infection I get is usually worse because of my immune system issues, plus the cold/infection, in turn, makes my immune system symptoms worse. One feeds the other, and so on.

There’s an awesome powerboat race in town this weekend, and I hope to go to the parade today and the race tomorrow, provided that the weather cooperates. Hope you find something close to your heart to enjoy this weekend too! The sickness has given me, if nothing else, time, and I’ve been able to collect some good sites for you to check out this week.

Blackbeard’s Ship Confirmed Off North Carolina – pretty neat! From National Geographic

Why You Aren’t Dead Yet – by Michael Hyatt

What Makes a Good Life – from Erin Congdon

Top 50 Inspiration Blogs – so glad to see some of my favorites on the list

I love this narwhal mug!

You Are Free, Like it or Not! – from David at

The Top 10 Reasons Warchild Should Have Backed Off. Seriously – by my good friend Johnny Utah

Watch Ya’ Mouth – from Joe Santagato. Once you have recovered from the hilarity of this video, you need to watch all 5 Mad Libs Madness videos he did with his brother Keith. I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time (and I’ll be honest, I just watched them all again and my stomach hurts from laughing). If you find inappropriate language offensive, then I’d suggest passing on these gems.

and finally,

I’m Taking a Digital Sabbath starting tomorrow, as suggested by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Have a great week,


PS: Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of “Delicate Tapestries!” See my post here on how to enter. All entries must be received by 7 pm EST on Monday, 5/23/2016.  Good luck!





Something to SEA: My Published Works and a FREE Giveaway!

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As you know, I love living at the Jersey Shore, and I love writing.  I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to a local publication, where I get to write about all things Jersey Shore, as well as meet some pretty interesting people.

I am very excited to share the digital edition of Jersey Shore Magazine’s Spring 2016 issue, which you can access by clicking anywhere in this line. I wrote 5 articles that appear in the issue:  “A Voice for the Sharks” (p. 10-11), “The Monmouth University Polling Institute” (p. 12-13), “Cattus Island County Park Redux” (p. 14-15), “Meridian Health-Taking Care of the Jersey Shore” (p. 66-74) and “Jersey Shore Foodie: Rod’s is Celebrating 35 Years of Success at the Jersey Shore” (p. 91-92).  I also provided compilation and editorial work on the various directories contained in the issue, including Theater & Concert, Farmer’s Markets, Calendar of Events, Area Towns and Tourism Information.

To celebrate finding my voice and seeing my words in print, one lucky person who comments on this post about what you love about writing or what you love about the area where you live will win a printed copy of my book “Escape: Lessons from the Sea” as well as a brand new black Moleskin notebook.  Comments must be posted before 5:00 pm on Sunday 3/20/2016, and the winner will be announced on Monday 3/21/2016.

As always, I thank you for your continued support!  I look forward to reading your comments!

Something to SEA: Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable

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I love this time of year! We’re over the hump of winter and in the down stretch heading towards spring. One of my favorite celebrations is that of St. Patrick’s Day. The green, the corned beef dinners, the luck of the Irish, it’s all good! To help you celebrate this year, I created a free St. Patrick’s Day printable for you.  It is sized for 8 1/2 x 11.

You can download the .pdf file by clicking here.

If you right click on the image above, you can save the .jpg image to your computer.

I’d love to see a picture of where you display your free printable! Please feel free to leave a comment with your picture below.

Have a wonderful day!