I thank you sincerely for coming here. In the not-too-distant future there will be posts on many things. I thought about naming the blog “Calamity and Grace” because that’s seems to be life. Hopefully, if you yourself connect with the Calamity character, you’ll welcome getting to know the Grace partner. And if your life is so blessed that you’re astranged from those who live with Calamity, maybe it will inspire you to move along side a Calamity Girl or Boy.
I will be blogging from a different CoffeeHouse every entry. There are short, usually funny reviews of each CoffeeHouse by guest reviewers and linked to a Google Map so you can go there yourself. Eventually, I may be LiveBlogging from each CoffeeHouse and maybe even do Live Video Blogs as well. The sky’s the limit!
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The posts will cover things like marriage and relationship; working with the circus; adventures with rock bands; wild times in men’s groups, new age nonsense; the Holy Trinity; the Accuser; financial ruin; the art of mapmaking; serial killers I have known; happiness vs joy; wonderful people; wicked people; short story writing; photography; home remodeling; service ministries and helping the downtrodden; auto mechanics; Windjammer cruises; bar fights; romance; the power of prayer; the blessing of children; and things I don’t even know about today.
Look for fun videos, photos, fiction selections, music, and even audio downloads of my blog entries. And links, links links! to cool stuff and great people.
If you’re feeling generous, click on any of the ad links or even rattle the donations jar and know that you’re an instant philanthropist! Hmmm… future blog entry about the death of individual arts patronage in favor of gifting large organizations…
That’s it! Almost another blog entry…
Daniel J Klein – CoffeeHouseblog.com
About Daniel J Klein:
Ten years ago, Daniel came out of 25 years in the land of self-owned businesses after a big life change to work with 20-somethings as a team member in an Apple retail store. He wanted to be part of a team. He wanted to be around younger people. Daniel planned on staying about two years. In this order, He became:
1. One of the top 5 in sales as a part-timer within my first four months at Apple’s flagship store, the Grove.
2. One of Apple Retail’s first Personal Shopping Specialists, a new position that he was told was created at Apple Corporate by his manager – in part with Daniel, specifically, in mind.
3. The first recipient of Apple’s newly created Living the Credo award for his Apple store.
4. A Creative – or Trainer of All Things Apple for customers, team members, and businesses.
5. The Record Holder for highest NPS (Net Promotor Score customer satisfaction surveys) in one quarter and consistently winning for most NPS in most quarters.
Daniel Klein has twice won awards for my writing from the New Letters Literary Awards. He has also won awards in the Jonas B. Hebberhoffer and the Barbara Storke Creative Writing competitions.
Klein got his start in Hollywood as a script reader for several production companies, most notably Propaganda Films, Rysher Entertainment, and Viacom. He’s been a teaching associate of Writers Guild-winner Ken Rotcop and his Professional Writer’s Workshop in Los Angeles and has taught workshops at Screenwriting Expo. Klein has been published in various venues and is a veteran of self-publishing with his short story collection, POOL OF SOULS AND OTHER STORIES.
Daniel’s screenplay, A YELLOWSTONE CHRISTMAS, was recently a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break screenplay competition. His formal education in writing includes the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Graduate Fiction, as well as writing studies at the University of Missouri and the Kansas City Art Institute.
Daniel Klein is also a multi-award winning designer, photographer, and multimedia producer.