This is just a short post to say Thank You to my special readers and followers. Some of you from far off lands, others from places not so far off. I do appreciate each one of you who stop by. It is a wonderful thing that we can be friends yet know that we may … Continue reading Thank You Readers and Followers
It's been over a month since my last post. My bad. In my defense, I've been kind of busy revamping three books for re-release all while resisting the voice of my inner critic telling me to keep changing things. Do you feel my pain? Anyway, today's post is about those wonderful and sometimes tyrants we … Continue reading Question Your Grammar Checker
Every morning when I wake up my computer I am greeted to the most amazing slides called NASA Spacescapes. My favorite of these are ones showing galaxies, especially the one known as Deep Field Image showing thousands of galaxies in one image taken by Hubble. The deepest visible/ultraviolet light image of the universe ever taken, … Continue reading Are we alone in the universe?
Well, it happened again. I've known it was coming for a few years actually when my older PC started making god-awful noises. So, I did what lots of folks do, I bought a new PC. Then, the day before it arrived I was bitten by a rare flash of insight... maybe the old machine needed … Continue reading Surviving Another Computer Crash
When you take one grill by the pool, then add alcohol. A funny post by a blogger friend of mine over at I Didn't Have My Glasses On got me to thinking about one of those near-universal truths; "Take one grill, add copious amounts of alcohol, what could go wrong?" In her post, ksbeth describes a funny … Continue reading What Could Go Wrong?
How many hours do we lose each day because of perfectionism? Somewhere along the journey, we embraced the false belief that perfectionism is a noble thing. What a crock! Perfectionism is a cold-blooded killer of improvement and progress. Let me explain. Perfectionism is not trying to improve. It's just the opposite. Perfectionism is the noble … Continue reading Perfectionism is the Problem
Once the coffee is ready and the pellet stove fire going bright and cheery, I enjoy those first few sips as the flames carry me back through time. How many morning fires? I couldn't tell you. Some in wood stoves, others in fireplaces, and my favorite the campfires. Born and raised in the mountains, or … Continue reading Morning Fire Reflections
The end of another year. Time to look back and the last twelve months. Time to count blessings, review lessons learned, and design the new year.It has been six months since my last post. In all honesty, my absence was much more than being busy with outdoor projects. Those projects were a story I told … Continue reading The Long Road Back
Sometimes, when the results of one activity become a road-block, it is time for a change of direction. With the great weather drawing me outside and a long list of projects to work on, I am reducing my blogging activity for the summer months. Honestly, it is nice to put effort into activities that give … Continue reading Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors
Decision Overload: when you have a big decision, or maybe lots of small ones that you can’t seem to resolve. You find yourself second-guessing every idea and course change, and end up frozen in front of a glass wall blocking your progress. Why a glass wall? Because it tortures you with a clear vision of … Continue reading Recreating My Writing, #2