I want to thank Lahaina Vatanarom from the coffee wife for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. I’ve been blogging off-and-on since September of 2005, when I was bored silly at an office job and needed a creative outlet. After a few years, my life took a different turn and I stopped blogging for… Read More Honest Advice for New Bloggers
Writing means sharing your experience of the world with others. Writing well requires cultivating the habits of being fully engaged with your own world. After years as a professional writer, I’ve learned the habits that have helped me develop my craft, and I think they’ll help you too, whether you’re writing philosophical tomes, family newsletters,… Read More 8 Habits of Good Writers
Happy December! I wish I could give you the gift of more time, but I can give you a little something to help you plan the time we all have. I’ve created my planning calendar for 2019, and I’d love to share it with you as a Christmas gift. I hope the quotations encourage you,… Read More 2019 Planning Calendar: My Christmas Gift to You
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Also the most expensive. And the busiest. But with a little strategy, you can use the busyness to take some bite out of the expense. How? By making sure you’re getting the maximum cash back for all the gift-giving, grocery shopping, show-going, dining out, and hosting and… Read More How to Find Extra Christmas Cash, for things you’re already doing
Nationals Park is a modern baseball stadium that’s clean and comfortable by sports-venue standards, with nice views of the Washington monuments from various vantages. Here’s what I’ve learned during the decade that the Park’s been open: Where to sit at Nationals Park I’ve sat on every level, and there’s never an obstructed view or a… Read More Tips for Visiting Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Happy Mardi Gras! When I visited New Orleans last month, the city was gearing up for its signature celebration. Few places know how to party better, and few know how to market themselves better. But while its best-known partying is over the top, the best marketing is subtle. Here are a few lessons gleaned from… Read More How To Market Your Brand Like New Orleans
Happy New Year! Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to recharge my fitness activities. So I’ve been thinking about what works, and applying some lessons I’ve learned from my fitbit. I started using the device to track my exercise a couple of years ago after I had gained a few pounds. The fitness tracking… Read More Lessons from my Fitbit
Merry Christmas! I wish I could give you the gift of more time, but I can give you a little something to help you plan the time we all have. I’ve created my planning calendar for 2018, and I’d love to share it with you as a Christmas gift. I hope you enjoy the quotations,… Read More 2018 Planning Calendar: My Christmas Gift to You