Guest Blog Post: Happiness for author Mark Bierman

Thrills — and reading and writing — have always been important to Ontario blogger/author Mark Bierman. Here he describes his favorite sorts of adventures!…

A special award from Grandma to commemorate Mike Bierman’s bike ride with his daughters from their home to the city of Kingston, a distance of about forty kilometers.

* * “Bonding with my kids is what I love to do!” by Mark Bierman * *

Time has a way of slipping by way too quickly. It seems that only yesterday I held my oldest daughter, Amanda, in my arms when she was a seven-pound, ten-ounce newborn. I was both overwhelmed and overjoyed at the same time. That was back in February of 2007! Two years later, our second, Isabel, was born. Today they are a pair of beautiful, smart, and fun-loving girls with whom I’ve had many adventures. This fits well with both my lifestyle and writing style. I love to write action/adventure, and you can go to my website to find out more about it.

I won’t take up too much of your time here. I know we all have busy lives, so I’ve compiled three of my favorite photos that show the type of activities we do to bond. Thanks for reading! Thank you, Da-Al for opening up your blog today and allowing me the privilege of being a guest!

We were at a waterfall, and the rocks were slippery. I “wisely” cautioned the kids about the slippery algae, but then decided to jump a small puddle, yup, I slipped. Amanda must have been feeling empathetic because she slipped soon after.

Slimed.

In this photo, we are proudly displaying our slimed pants.

On a recent trip, the writer in me was annoyed by this sign. Rather than spray paint “for” between the words, I had Isabel pretend to be a ‘Watch Child.’

Isabel as ‘watch child.’

She watches and reports ALL to Mom!

I think most parents will agree that spending time with your kids is worth more than anything you can give them.

What’s your favorite way to spend time?…

24 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: Happiness for author Mark Bierman

  1. I love the photos! 40 km is quite a distance, well done! Do you measure in km and not miles in Canada? Interesting! I like those stupid signs like “Watch Child” (is it only one child, and the others you don’t need to watch? Is it an invitation for paedophiles?). We have them too … 😉 … (signs like that, I mean …)

    I don’t have kids. My favourite hours are spent with my husband and very good friends. Working in the garden is a kind of meditation for me.

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    • Thank you, Stella, for visiting, and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.Yes, we (officially, at least) use the metric system, and travelling distance is measured in kilometers. There’s an odd mixture of metric and imperial used, when it comes to adult Canadians, even though the metric replaced the imperial decades ago. We’ll say, “Gas was $1.15 per liter.” But then we might say, “I’m six feet tall.” Makes no sense. The photos of the sign and waterfall were actually taken in Cresco, Pennsylvania (Poconos Mountains) while on vacation there. It’s about spending time with those you love and doing what you enjoy. The same with you and your husband and your gardening.

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  2. Bonjour Mon AMIE , Ami
    Comment trouver le bonheur

    Surtout
    Ne le cherche pas le bonheur dans tes souvenirs
    Cela te ferait beaucoup plus de mal
    Tu retrouverais les bons ainsi que les mauvais
    Si tu veux trouver le bonheur
    Cherche le dans le présent
    C’est seulement là qu’ il t’attend et là tu éviteras ceux qui peuvent te faire du mal
    Alors vit ton bonheur dans ce présent
    Belle semaine à toi , tes proches tes amies
    Pour toi une partie de mon bonheur
    Bisous Bernard

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