Category Archives: Life

Who Moved My Goals?

I’m learning that goal-setting is a trick business. Life has a way of adding new, urgent priorities. Procrastination, fueled by perfectionism and fear, doesn’t die easy. If I’ve learned anything these past few years, is that to-lists only go so … Continue reading

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How’d Those Goals Work Out?

  The start of a new year is packed with optimism. A new year, full of opportunities to accomplish great things. Then December rolled around. Achievements? Not so many.   I try to set ambitious goals for myself. But the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Women

Last month I lost two women who were close to me. The contrast between them could not have been greater. One was born in India, in to a loving family. Her parents cared for her, protected her, and got her … Continue reading

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The Knee-Jerk Reliance on Social Media

For the past three years, I’ve been an enthusiastic participant in NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. This year was different. Many factors led to my decision to not participate. One reason is that I have my fantasy … Continue reading

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Conviction of a Multitasker

My husband has recently become enamored with some of the wit of Albert Einstein. One of the quotes he’s shared with me is “A man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is not giving enough attention to … Continue reading

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The Upside of Second Place

Three times I’ve competed in the short story contest my writer’s group holds each year. Three times I’ve come in second. Sigh. Coming in second is that place of being where you wonder if you’d just made a little bit … Continue reading

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Urgent Doesn’t Always Mean Important

I love reading books written in the early twentieth century, because they give a glimpse of the attitude of the people of the day toward the amazing, almost daily changes in technology. New inventions that had been just a dream, … Continue reading

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Hanging Out in the Gray Zone

Surfing the Internet. Playing Spider Solitaire. Watching You Tube videos. Time sucking activities, all of them. While I can sometimes say that what I find from surfing or viewing is educational, for the most part, it’s just time wasted. More … Continue reading

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Why?

“Why are we doing this?” my husband asked. “Because we are.” “It’s only going to be the two of us.” I ignored him and shook the branches of the Christmas tree we were dragging up the stairs from the basement, … Continue reading

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Who Knows Where the Journey Will Lead

A few years ago, while traveling from St. Louis to Wisconsin, I stopped by some friends in Bloomington, Illinois. They had invited some other mutual friends, and over wine a seemingly casual conversation started. “I want to write a book,” … Continue reading

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