American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Sharing Is Caring


I recently read Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (yes, I take notes on everything, even the books I read).  If I were to write a book similar to the theme of this book, I would title it Sharing Is Caring, hence the title of this blog post.  There are books that I have read that have given me an entirely new perspective on life, and in this case, my work.

As I have been guilty of doing since day one was showing things that I have written, created, or photographed, as if they were simply created out of thin air atop my god-like ivory tower.  This may come as a total surprise to some, but I am human, just like everyone else, not some pseudo-god magician who simply pulls amazing content out of a magic hat.  Starting in 2016, I will be expanding the scope of my articles to essentially show my work.  Instead of exclusively showing the finished product, I will also provide a little behind the scenes views of how the product was created.

Here are a few behind the scenes screen shots of the writing of this article.

The header image was created using Canva.  Screen shot images were created using Linux Mint.  This blog is proudly hosted by DreamHost, and was created using WordPress.

This post was inspired by my friend, Amy, who has recently started writing and taking photographs again after an extended hiatus.  She blogs at, and if you haven’t yet read her blog, drop all your plans and go there immediately.

2 responses to “Sharing Is Caring”

  1. Hello Tom!
    Thank you so much for the kind comments!
    Looking forward to another meeting of the minds!

    • Amy – A college professor, and long-time friend of my late father once said that highly intelligent people require two things in life to survive.

      First, other highly intelligent people to befriend and interact with.

      And second, a good therapist to help one deal with a world with an abundance of stupid people.

      Thanks for being one of those intellectually-achieved friends!


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