Post copyright by Doris McCraw
We all seem to have the Big Why in our lives. Why did I do this, or that. We tend to beat ourselves up over some mistake. Let’s take a look at the Little Why.
Why do I continue to comment on other people’s blog post even when they do return the courtesy?
I do so because I know people who write these post have something to say. It is a joy to see how they think, what’s important to them. By taking the time to comment, even if it is to say thank you, I acknowledge their efforts. Let’s face it, we all want to be heard.
Why do I continue to write post that no one seems to read or care about?
This goes back to the comments in the first Why. As I learn new things I want to share. The world is a big place, we can’t all do everything, so if something I think about or research will make a difference, I’m going to share. It goes back to my days working with juveniles. A wise lady once told me, “just keep talking, you never know when something you said might make all the difference.”
Why do I continue my photo and haiku practice?
This one is easy. It has become a habit, and I plain enjoy the challenge.
Why write romance?
I want to tell stories, and if there is a bit of romance in them, I’m okay with that. One of my cover models said she loved my novella, but it didn’t follow the formula. That is what I aim for, a good story that doesn’t have to rely on formula to succeed.
Why is telling the story of early women doctors so important?
Why shouldn’t it be? Dr. Susan Anderson had Virginia Cornell to tell her story. While I do not aspire to the universal love that the Cornell book has, I do not want these women to be lost to time. They did as much if not more than the more ‘famous’ ones did. They may not be famous, but they are worth remembering.
from en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth Blackwell, MD
Why am I doing history symposiums and speaking in public?
See the above answer. There is so much rich history to be shared. If I can add just one small part to the overall knowledge or get someone excited about a piece of history I am happy. Life is too short to be too afraid. No one really told me I couldn’t and if they did, I chose not to listen.
So there you have it, a little bit of Why.
For those who are interested you can stream the symposium on June 11. Here is the link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ppld-history The program starts at 9am Mountain Time. The topic this year is Myths and Mysteries of the Rocky Mountain West.
For further reading on some of the posts that prompted the why, here you go: http://prairierosepublications.blogspot.com/2016/06/do-you-want-to-be-doctor.html
Angela Raines is the pen name for Doris McCraw. In addition to Historical Romance, Doris also writes haiku, posted five days a week at: http://fivesevenfivepage.blogspot.com. She has posted over one thousand haiku.“One Christmas Knight” Medieval Anthology
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