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Selfish Motivations

This site is all me. I use it to post rough drafts of my poems, provide information on my products and services I have for sale or offer, and as a place for blog posts. While this site is where I put all things me, I have another site that is very much not me … Continue reading »

Fish Out of Water

***Warning: Mixed metaphors ahead. And while I know about them, I don’t care enough to change them. So do with that what you will. This is a post about how I’m feeling right now and finding these words meant struggling to climb up a slippery, muddy wall. The occasional piece of gnarled root was exposed … Continue reading »

Car Shopping

Yesterday started with taking my 2003 Ford Taurus to the garage to diagnose why the engine was running hot yet it had no heat. The estimate came to $800-$900 to repair an engine coolant leak, replace the heater coil, and replace the thermostat. Knowing the suspension needed multiple things like struts and a ball joint … Continue reading »

My 3 Words for 2014

I’ve decided to do this prior to the new year. I want to hit the ground running and I’ve been taking the entire month of December to contemplate where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I want to be in the future. So it seemed appropriate to do this now. The beginning of … Continue reading »

Magic Spreadsheet Challenge

So,  lots of writers are trying this thing called the Magic Spreadsheet.  I heard about it from Mur Lafferty on her podcast, “I Should Be Writing” and my friend Veronica. The Magic Spreadsheet is designed to reward a writer who has a daily writing habit more than the writer who binge writes every so often.  … Continue reading »

The Strawberry Ice Cream Battle

I thought about titling this The Strawberry Ice Cream War but I’m not sure if it has escalated to an all out war. Yet. Battle might even be a bit strong. Skirmish and ninja assault might be more accurate… Some background first. Max, the oldest of my boys (20) loves strawberry ice cream. But not … Continue reading »

Twitter Bingo

If you use twitter, and follow more than a handful of people, you’ve probably noticed some of the typical tweets posted every day.  I’ve identified some of these types of tweets and propose if you do at least one tweet from each of five of these categories, you’ve achieved Twitter Bingo. If you think of … Continue reading »

My 3 words for 2013

So, the reason for this post came from a post by Chris Brogan and the thought process in finding three words to help focus my vision and goals for the new year. None of the past few years have been easy and I don’t expect 2013 to be any different. I do expect the years to … Continue reading »

Create Something Day

Last week Wil Wheaton, of STtNG fame and all around cool geek guy, decided to declare his birthday to be “Don’t Be a Dick Day”. What a wonderful idea to take your birthday and proclaim it to be whatever kind of day you want (preferably something that has the potential to yield positive results).  Technically, … Continue reading »

Antisocial and Social Media

I used to kid myself that people would notice if I suddenly dissappeared. The truth is that we are all too busy to notice the world around us and noticing what  someone does or says is so much easier than figuring out who is missing. Especially when you have dozens of real life friends you … Continue reading »