Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things

Like many people have done, I’ve turned away from the Christmas frenzy of buying gifts for everyone and receiving gifts from those people. I finally realized all those things are often soon forgotten. Most people can ill afford to buy Continue reading Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things

Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center

A New Experience for my Little Brother As a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN, the best part of my “job” is introducing my Little Brother, Ethan, to new places, ideas, and experiences. Last Sunday, we drove 80 Continue reading Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters Happenings and Event Recaps

Indie Author Day and Oktoberfest at OCC At the first Indie Author Day held at the Owatonna Public Library, I had a great chat with the library patrons who attended even though I didn’t sell any books. For the Owatonna Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters Happenings and Event Recaps

Hangin’ with my Little Brother

*Cross posted from my website chrisnorbury.com * https://chrisnorbury.com/2017/08/10/hangin-little-brother-ethan/

Adventures with my Little Brother

(Originally posted on chrisnorbury.com) https://chrisnorbury.com/2017/06/11/adventures-little-brother/

Big Brother Big Sister Fun Weekend

(reposted from my website, chrisnorbury.com) https://chrisnorbury.com/2017/04/26/fun-weekend-selling-books-helping-big-brothers-big-sisters/

Upcoming Appearances at Bowl For Kids’ Sake–Selling and Signing Copies of Castle Danger

(reposted from chrisnorbury.com) Don’t forget, I’ll be selling and signing copies of Castle Danger this weekend. Faribault on Friday, April 21. Owatonna on Saturday, April 22. Bowl for Kids’ Sake sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN. https://chrisnorbury.com/news-a…/events-signings-appearances/

Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

This is What Motivates Me the Most to Write (the Happy News) Exciting News I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) conference in Madison, WI next month. That in itself is not earthshaking, although it’s a great Continue reading Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

Most of you know that I am a volunteer Big Brother and a huge supporter of the program. I’ve been matched with two Little Brothers during almost all that time. I took about a year off after my first match Continue reading Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

The Best Books I Read in 2016

(Crossposted from a Neo-Renaissance Writer) THE FINALISTS Dark Places  by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2016