I used shampoo & conditioner bars for the first time, & was pleasantly surprised.

I don't recall when I first heard about these types of products, but probably on some "more eco-friendly products" blog post or site. Probably saw them a few times and it didn't resonate, and then when I went looking for more eco-friendly cleaning products and methods, the idea of shampoo and conditioner bars popped back … Continue reading I used shampoo & conditioner bars for the first time, & was pleasantly surprised.

Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

I'm not exactly a luddite, but I'm one of those folks whom the weekly/ monthly planner book, pencil and highlighters have generally done a good enough job for decades. I hate having to sign in through services like Google (which has 30 things I don't care about and maybe 1 or 2 I need, but … Continue reading Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

I’ve spent about 10 hours today trying to scour my new place…& I’m totally happy about it.

(Not my chair, but definitely one of my rugs because carpet sucks [pic from esalerugs.com]) Rest assured, I have not suddenly become a Stepford wife or something that's gone the route of June Cleaver wannabe. I made some plans and finally figured out how to get a good dose of cleaning done today instead of … Continue reading I’ve spent about 10 hours today trying to scour my new place…& I’m totally happy about it.

#079–What’s the Big Deal about the film “Apocalypse Now” (1979)?

I've seen it probably a couple dozen times by now. Hell, for some reason I've watched Apocalypse Now every night for a week, I'm guessing as some morbid therapy to show me some people arguably having a far worse month than I. Except for Kilgore (Robert Duvall), of course. I know I like the film, … Continue reading #079–What’s the Big Deal about the film “Apocalypse Now” (1979)?

Getting over that little thing you can’t deal with until Monday, anyway…

I wasn't supposed to work today. I covered for somebody's evening shift and said person had to open this morning, but they were still ill and getting worse. So, I came in, and it was probably the most insane Saturday I can remember. We started out with some major computer glitches that were on the … Continue reading Getting over that little thing you can’t deal with until Monday, anyway…

Quiet the Rage: How Learning to Manage Conflict Will Change Your Life (and the World), by R.W. Burke, MBA, CPC

My Copy: 9781943006410 (image from quiettherage.com) Definitely check out the site, it gives some great insight into what this guy does beyond the book...though the book says a ton. Quiet the Rage is a handy little book to hang onto and remind yourself of some things. Now, when we say rage, we don't necessarily mean … Continue reading Quiet the Rage: How Learning to Manage Conflict Will Change Your Life (and the World), by R.W. Burke, MBA, CPC

#059–How do you develop the credentials needed to be considered freelance-writer material?

I've bounced back and forth on this question, because I love to write--and have been trying to get my writing chops back. But I am fuzzy on how to become a good writer, and how to develop your portfolio so people take you seriously, and want you to write for them. What little I can … Continue reading #059–How do you develop the credentials needed to be considered freelance-writer material?