The Book That Almost Broke Me

I did it. I wrote another book. Ok, in fairness, I wrote another manuscript. The book part will be a few weeks longer yet as it still needs to go through early reads, professional edits, and formatting. But I wrote another book. So what, you might be saying. You're a writer -- a novelist -- … Continue reading The Book That Almost Broke Me

Time flies when you are having fun – an end of quarter review

It is hard to believe that Spring is here, especially when there are parts of the US still getting dustings of snow. It seems as if I was just ringing in the new year and setting goals for what I wanted to accomplish over the course of the next several months. This week, in the … Continue reading Time flies when you are having fun – an end of quarter review

How to remain focused on your goals when life is determined to get in your way

My eldest son became sick and not just with a little cold. No, he'd caught the flu. The same strain of flu that was being featured on every nightly newscast. Taking care of him, and monitoring his symptoms was an absolute must. At the same time, the forecast called for snow. Again. It was in the … Continue reading How to remain focused on your goals when life is determined to get in your way

What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals

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"What would happen if a Tsunami came here?" my youngest son asked as he brought over his latest creation. It was a drawing featuring a tiny mound of brown in the lower left-hand corner. A large blue backward C shape filled the rest of the page. I looked at the picture. I looked at my son. … Continue reading What poisonous zombie tsunami sharks can teach us about achieving realistic goals

How to tame the unruly beast that is the to-do list

To-do lists can be so cute when they are young. When they look at you with those big shiny eyes, begging for your attention, you can't help taking them home. As you stroke its fur and listen to it emit those adorable sleepy sounds of contentment, you can't help think of all the wonderful things … Continue reading How to tame the unruly beast that is the to-do list