“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Lowell, MI- I love this quote because it is so true. Yesterday, I completed a brand new mobile app on Swiftic for a client. It took me a long time as the app development companies kept changing.
Once I figured out the last feature, I was ecstatic. It’s a top notch app with eye-catching push notifications and more than 20 features such as loyalty and scratch cards, and catalogs.
I had that same feeling of joy when I uploaded my book “Shifting Sands Short Stories ” to the publisher last year.
I feel happiness today as Ludek and I are about to head out to Mackinac Island to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.
Yes, it’s the same place where Universal Pictures filmed “Somewhere in Time” with Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour.
It was also the home for the famous fur trade entrepreneur Madame Framboise.
The island will be all dressed up for Halloween. We plan on going to the Haunted Theatre and take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Cars are not allowed on the island, only bicycles and horses.
Even this late into the season, the hotels were sold out. We will take the ferry Star Line across the Straits of Mackinac.
It is also my writer’s retreat, because Mackinac Island inspires me with its history and character. I will include in my new book three historical fiction short stories; one from the island and two from Fallasburg.
Stay tuned for more posts from the island.
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