California Road Trip: “No Embarcadero!”

(This is Part 5 of our California Road Trip Blog. My daughter and I are taking turns posting, this time she has the honors) – photos and text by Kaia Calhoun – It seems against the rules to come all the way to San Francisco and not see the Golden Gate Bridge. We were scheduled to leave for Los Angeles the next day and I hadn’t seen a spec of […]

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California Road Trip – “Crazy Busy”

– photos by Kaia Calhoun For much of our recent vacation, my daughter and I stayed with my niece Dena and her wonderful family. Their beautiful home is situated amidst the heavily wooded, narrow twisting lanes of a Bay Area paradise.  What a great place to grow up; no mosquitoes or blizzards there! Dena’s life as a mother is crazy busy. From dawn until dusk she is running her two […]

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California Road Trip – “High Horses”

– Photos by Kaia Calhoun Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said, “A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.” A sucker for longevity, I have always taken his advice to heart. Of course, the problem with always playing it safe is that life can become a little predictable. On this vacation […]

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California – Day 2 (July 20)

California – Day 2 (July 20) July 22, 2011 by Kaia Calhoun So it must be confusing to be reading these blogs for yesterday a day later, and I am feeling a lack of direction for this particular piece, but  here it goes.  And just so we understand each other, it’s hard to post on the day without staying up super late to write on the day that just happen.  So, […]

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California – Day 1 (July 19)

My daughter Kaia and I are taking a vacation in California to celebrate her graduation from college. For the next week or so we will be taking turns blogging about our adventures.  She is a professional photographer, so the shots you are going to see will be incredible!  The first post was written by her… enjoy! July 21, 2011 by Kaia Calhoun Yesterday I woke up to the wet blanket […]

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The Beauty of Brownies

There is no doubt in my mind that God was having a pretty good day when He invented chocolate. Technically speaking, human beings can live on manna, but in His infinite wisdom, the Creator must have mused, “Man (and woman) cannot live by bread alone, so how about a little chocolate to mix things up?” Okay, perhaps those weren’t His exact words, but I’m sure that was the basic idea. […]

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An Interview with World Champion Water Skier Kristi Overton-Johnson

Kristi Overton-Johnson is living proof that God doesn’t make any junk.  Despite our weaknesses, He can do something magical with our lives… if we let Him.No matter who you are, you will face adversity in your life. You may feel overwhelmed, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  Good things often come from the refining we experience in the fire. Kristi Overton-Johnson is a water skiing […]

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When Magazine Interview

I had a great interview (if I do say so myself) last night  on When Magazine‘s Blog Talk Radio show. For an hour we talked about life, faith, and my crazy writing career.  It’s easy to listen in – just click on the link below and turn up your speakers! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whenmagazine/2011/05/19/god-unplugged-interview-with-author-amy-hagberg?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4dd342c7df3711a2%2C0

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Ask the Author

One of my greatest joys as a writer, editor, and ghostwriter is helping aspiring writers tell their stories.  I get so many questions from people, in fact, that I’m starting a new feature on my social networking and web sites called “Ask the Author.” This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions about agents, publishers, editors, proposals, writing for magazines, or the writing life in general. Shoot, I’ll […]

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This Was The Day He Faced the Dragon

David Parnell’s candid memoir “Facing the Dragon: How a Desperate Act Pulled One Addict Out of Methamphetamine Hell” was recently released by HCI books. Copies are available wherever books are sold or www.amazon.com

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