She Would Have Been 83 Today

My Mom would have been 83 today. She passed away on July 7, 2011,  only about 14 months after this picture was taken. Ironically, her little dog companion, Annie, also passed away a few months before Mom did. I mentioned these in a previous post ten days ago, on the six-month anniversary of her death, […]

Dreaming a Dream of Excellence

Since Martin Luther King’s Day just passed, with the usual reflection on his “I have a dream” speech, I wanted to discuss the topic here. I dream a dream of excellence. The basic definition for excellence is that it is “the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good” and demonstrating qualities or characteristics […]

The Mad Mouse Mission

It all started when I opened the pantry cupboard door to grab my old-fashioned oats to make my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. Perched on the middle shelf below the oats, a little mouse stared back at me with its beady little eyes. I freaked out and slammed the door, which I’m sure scared the […]

Exercise – Your Creativity!

Well, don’t ignore the other kind of exercise, either – especially if it’s part of your goals for 2012, to lose weight, exercise regularly, and take better care of yourself. It’s on my list and I’m doing fairly well with it (yes, a minimal weight loss already!) For THIS blog post, though, I’m talking about […]

The First 12 Days of January 2012

During these first 12 days of January 2012 – interesting dates – yesterday was 01-11-12 and today is 01-12-12 … sorry,  I got distracted. Anyway, these first 12 days of January have yielded three top posts with an equal number of comments, and a fourth only one behind – all during the first four days […]

Know Your Strengths-Gain Confidence in Your Abilities

The new year is a good time to gain confidence in your God-given abilities and sometimes stretch outside your comfort zone. You can usually do this IF you have confidence in yourself and know your strengths. Along with myself, many of my fellow freelancers are going through some stretching these days, because of ups and […]

The Value of Networking

Do you participate in networking with other writers or freelancers in other areas of specialization? In my experience, networking has made significant differences in my productivity, my time management, and my overall sense of “community” with like-minded people. Let’s face it, everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Accountability partners provide a valuable service, as […]

Amazing New Year’s Fireworks from London

Since we are just about one week into our new year of 2012, I wanted to share this video of London’s amazing fireworks display. What was your favorite part of this fireworks display? I watched more than one version, and I was awed by the brilliance of the colors, the length of time and number […]