Not long ago, I was watching a friend’s preschool-age boys. The oldest one was sitting at the table snacking as I ate a plate of spaghetti. He asked what I had and – just to get his reaction – I answered, “pasta”. He grinned, then promptly told me, “No, it’s ‘sketti!” We ‘argued’ a few… Continue reading It’s All in Your Perspective
A few months ago, a friend and I traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO. We spent 5 days making new friends as we explored the area-taking time to do some shopping, checking out local cuisine and even hiking. Those who know me personally would not be quick to peg me as a hiker, and they would… Continue reading Hiking & Writing
I love Chinese food! From Moo Goo Gai Pan to Wonton Soup and Egg Foo Young to Spicy Orange Chicken, the spices and textures there comprise a well-planned Chinese meal. But, perhaps as much as the food brings pleasure, I love to open the fortune cookies and read their words of “wisdom”. (By the… Continue reading It’s in the Cookies!
I love Calvin & Hobbes! Their imagination, silly antics and exciting adventures are a great example of of living life to its fullest—even if some their ideas and supposed adventures may be a bit far fetched! Of course, it is the most outrageous adventures that often have the most profound comments. It’s a lot like… Continue reading Writing According to Calvin & Hobbes
You don’t have to be an expert to maintain a presence on social media. However, you do need to have a strategy, a plan and a commitment to make your presence known. If you have never given any thought to what you want your social media platforms to look like, then there is no time… Continue reading Are You Ready for Social Media?
When one owns their own business, it is nice to stay busy. Consequently, it is easy to say, “Yes” each time someone asks if you can do something. But sometimes I look at my calendar and I think, “My goodness, what was I thinking when I agreed to that many projects for this week!” It… Continue reading Having Fun yet Staying Busy!
Recently one of my son’s buddies spent the night. Whenever this charming and amusing young man would get tongue-tied, he would grin and quip, “Words are hard.” Upon hearing him say this a time or two, I told him I was stealing his line for my blog. After all, as one who spends many hours… Continue reading Words Are Hard!
Blogging is an important part of building a web presence, but it can be a bit intimidating. If staring at a blank screen seems to be more common than you would like, then use the tips below the next time yo are asked to write for the company blog. Brainstorm and organize your ideas. Start… Continue reading 15 Blogging Tips from around the Web
Not long ago, I had the privilege of being a part of a educational event at a local university. It was my “job” to pretend to be suffering with pains similar to having a bladder or kidney problem. It was up to the students to ask enough questions to determine the cause. This was an… Continue reading Social Media: Try it – You Just Might Like It!
My, how the times have changed! I love to network. There is something about the thrill of connecting someone who needs a website designer with a list of qualified, talented designers that makes me smile. And, I love it when someone contacts me and connects a friend of theirs so that I can write their… Continue reading Social Networking is Great!