Perfect Apologitis

“Never apologize and never explain – it’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne This year, I set some goals for myself.  One goal is to master the omelet.  I loved scrambled eggs with lots of veggies and cheese, and I figured I could work on my presentation. My first attempt was – let’s call... Continue Reading →

(Mis) Adventures in Sewing

While researching a project last year, I bought a sewing machine.  I justified the investment by telling myself I could do my own repairs, maybe even alterations.  I had it all figured out. Fast forward - six months later, the project is a no-go and the sewing machine now collects dust in the corner.  I... Continue Reading →

Sorry Spidey

I like spiders.  At least, I like the idea that they’re out there, eating all the mosquitoes and other bugs I don’t like (which is pretty much all of them). I just don’t want them to get too close to me.  Especially big spiders. So, imagine my “delight” when I saw a big-as-my-palm spider sharing... Continue Reading →

Be an Original

I recently submitted a proposal and included some examples of my work.  As both a business owner and consultant, I have created website content, brochures, promotional material, bios, course workbooks, reports and blogs.  When a prospective client asks for examples, I have a variety of B2B and B2C material, which I match to the current... Continue Reading →

The Stupidity Paradox

I recently met a man at the dog park and tried to strike up a conversation.  The only thing I could gather is that he is visiting his son (and I only knew that because I recognized the dog).  It’s not as though he was antisocial, in fact, he seemed very friendly and eager to... Continue Reading →

Bad Time to be a Man?

“Rape is a crime. But trying to pick up someone, however persistently or clumsily, is not — nor is gallantry an attack of machismo.” – Excerpt from Le Monde, January 2018. I was out one night catching up with a colleague when the conversation turned to the #metoo movement.  I cautiously brought up an article... Continue Reading →

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