Bicycles to Blogs
Posted in the Clear Lake Forum
#1 Apr 29, 2008
For Immediate Release
From Bicycles to Blogs
American Dream is Still Alive
(Harrisonburg, VA, 16-APR-2008)— When Ralph Cox opened Ralph’s Bicycle and Hobby Shop in Mason City, IA in the 1950’s his dream was simple: to make a living doing something he loved while providing enjoyment and entertainment for others. Fifty years later, his grandson, Rob Morgan, is following in his footsteps. With the release of his new book Blogged: Dreaming With Your Eyes Wide Open, Rob Morgan has taken that dream from bicycles to blogs.
For almost as long as we’ve had the Internet, we’ve had blogs. Since their inception, blogs have taken off in popularity as millions of people use the easy-to-produce online journals to connect with others worldwide. As a credentialed minister, a member of a motivational speaking team, and an English teacher in Vietnam, Rob Morgan allows you to jump inside of his head and go for a ride, vicariously sharing in his wildly entertaining journeys.
Morgan’s message of following your dreams is prevalent in Blogged. Whether he’s wrestling alligators in Africa, facing death on a Roller Coaster in Vietnam, or simply trying to figure out the ‘Dating Game’ right here in America, Morgan’s core message is clear:“Everyone has a story to tell…and everyone has a dream to chase.”
Catapulted by the success of his online blogs, Morgan’s new book Blogged: Dreaming With Your Eyes Wide Open has released to widespread acclaim from its readers:
“This author is one of the most creative and entertaining writers I have ever read…If you want a book that will leave with tears in your eyes from laughing so hard...READ THIS BOOK!”
Readers across the nation are praising Morgan’s use of comedy to bring home an important message.
“A great read! Morgan's hilarious perspective on his own mishaps and adventures had me laughing out loud as I read nearly every blog. His occasional introspective moments add depth, without detracting from his humor, to an otherwise lighthearted read. I appreciated his challenge to embrace life and live it to the fullest.”
Morgan’s grandparents, Ralph & Ruth Cox, were lifelong residents of Mason City, IA. His Mother, Jean Cox, graduated MCHS class of ’71 and NIACC ’73. Rob Morgan himself was a student at Hoover Elementary School and he attributes much of his skewed sense of humor on those days spent inside the walls of Roosevelt Middle School.
Does Mason City find its way into Morgan’s new book?
You’ll have to read it to find out.
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.(February 25, 2008)
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