Blog world is filled with millions of writers that you cross paths with often by chance. The reader function of our blogs, is a little bit like Alice in Wonderland, with rich and colourful characters writing about every subject you can possibly imagine. Sometimes you read a blog post and it sends you off in another direction. This new series is about sharing those people that I meet unexpectedly on my travels around blog world, and that I feel you should meet too.
Please meet Peter Davidson whose blog I came upon unexpectedly and enjoyed his early posts. As you will see after this extract from his first blog post, Peter is not stranger to writing or books, and in fact has written 28. I thought that his theme for his blog was both amusing and also a great ‘how to’ for young husbands… and to be honest their wives. I think you will enjoy too and I hope you will head over and read the other posts that followed, written for his grandson Joel.
About the series
When my grandson, Joel, got engaged, I decided to jot down a few words of marital wisdom for him, based on my vast experience as a husband. Then I thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when I can share it with the world. So, I started a blog, maritaladvicetomygrandsonjoel.com. Sure, much of the advice is off-the-wall, wacky, and offbeat, but it’s also an upbeat, humorous, look at married life that any engaged couple, newlywed, long-married person, or single person will find insightful and fun to read.
Marital Advice 101.1
Hidden Truths About Marriage
Joel, to your wife, Abby, you will be more than just a husband – you will be a Project, a Work-in-Progress.
When Abby chose to marry you, she apparently saw in you hidden potential that no other woman in the world was able to spot, including her mother, her sisters, and her friends. For the rest of Abby’s life, she will try on a daily basis to coax, mold, and beat that hidden potential into some semblance of the admirable man she visualizes you have the ability to become.
This wisdom, provided by me, your grandfather, is a guide for how to understand, accept, and fulfill your role in the marriage and how to understand, at least a little bit, what makes your wife tick.
You will be wise to use these words of wisdom to self-train yourself so you can lessen the amount of training that needs to be inflicted upon you by your wife.
Marital Advice 101.2
Marital Wisdom, Passed Down For Generations
Prior to your getting married, some well-meaning friends, your brother, your dad, an uncle, some cousins, and even strangers, will take you aside and try to explain what married life is all about. I know this because before I got married to Grandma, a whole bunch of self-styled philosophers offered me marital advice and wisdom.
Believing everything they said, I wrote down their wisdom so I could refer to it often for guidance and direction. Even though these gems of wisdom were given to me several decades ago, they are just as true today as they were back then and they will be just as true many years from now as well. There is no time limit on truth.
So, here is that timeless wisdom and advice for you to study, contemplate, ponder and digest. Since some of the advice is quite deep and philosophical, I have added a few comments in parenthesis, based on my years of marital experience, just to help you out a bit.
* “It takes a lot of effort to make a marriage work.” (That advice, by the way, is like giving you a rowboat somewhere off the coast of California, pointing out into the ocean and saying, “If you paddle in that direction, you’ll eventually reach Hawaii.”)
Read the rest of Marital Advice 101.2 : http://peterdavidsonauthor.blogspot.ie/2017/08/dedication-dedicated-to-joel-and-abby.html
About Peter Davidson
Peter Davidson is the author or co-author of twenty-eight books published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Perigee/Putnam Publishers, Haworth Press, Sweet Memories Publishing, and others. His works include novels, non-fiction, college textbooks, and children’s picture books. His latest book is PENNY: Hands I Passed Through . . . Things I Saw . . . Stories I Can Tell! It is the story of the last copper penny ever minted in the United States, on October 22, 1982, as it passes through the hands of ordinary people, the famous, the infamous, the saints, and the sinners, and hangs out in churches, honkytonks, and everywhere in between. The book tells the stories of the people whose hands PENNYpasses through.
Mr. Davidson has a Master’s Degree in business, was a real estate broker, college business professor, and co-owner of a professional recording studio. For more than two decades, Davidson was one of America’s most active writer’s seminar presenters, having presented 637 one-day seminars in a fifteen state area from Minnesota to Tennessee and Colorado to Illinois. Mr. Davidson and his wife spend their summers in the Lake Okoboji resort area of Iowa and spend the winters in their home in Arizona.
A selection of books by Peter Davidson
About Penny: Hands I passed through…Things I saw…Stories I can Tell published in May 2017.
Have you ever looked at a coin in the palm of your hand and wondered where it has been, what it has seen and heard, and what stories it could tell? Well, in a nutshell, that is what PENNY is about as this very special one-cent piece passes through the hands of ordinary people, the famous, the infamous, the saints, and the sinners and hangs out in churches, honkytonks, and everywhere in between.
This book tells the stories of the people whose hands PENNY passes through. Why is this particular penny so special? Well, because it was the final penny ever minted of 95% copper, on October 22, 1982. After that, all one-cent pieces are pathetic and puny, consisting of 97.5% zinc with only a touch of copper thrown in. That’s why. After reading PENNY, you might never again be able to pass by a penny lying on the ground without at least giving a thought to picking it up and putting it in your pocket.
Every book should be dedicated to someone or something, and this book is dedicated to the penny pinchers of the world. Okay, also to the penny hoarders. PENNY is Peter Davidson’s twenty-eighth published book.
One of the reviews for the book.
PENNY by Peter Davidson follows the journey of a single once cent piece, that lowliest of coins. But Penny isn’t just your average one cent piece. Penny is the last one of its kind minted of 95% copper back in 1982, bright and shiny and new. Courtesy of Penny’s narration the reader can follow along as Penny sets off on its adventures as it leaves the Denver Mint. And oh the adventures it has! Explorers of old would be envious of the way Penny moves along at a fast pace before settling in one spot for some time and moving on again. The people, places, and things that Penny meets and sees would fill volumes, especially as Penny seems like a chatterbox.
Following Penny’s exploits is like taking a roller-coaster ride, full of fun and thrills before catching your breath only to experience the exuberance of life once more before coming to rest. Author Peter Davidson does a fine job of recounting Penny’s adventures and keeping the reader entertained. His writing is witty and concise. The different types of situations that Penny encounters are diverse and interesting. It is a story that can be easily read while traveling or enjoyed while sipping lemonade on your front porch.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but would have liked for several of the stories to go on a bit longer. But the nature of the penny is to keep on moving and so must the reader. – M. Marchetto, Marion’s Bookshelf Blog
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Penny-Passed-Through-Things-Stories/dp/0976271893
Other links for Peter Davidson
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Davidson/e/B00MNT8QKC
I hope that you will head over to Peter’s blog and enjoy the other posts so far in his series and also explore his books. Thanks Sally