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Tag Archives: time

A Gentle Reminder from the Past

Facebook has a lovely feature that shows you your posts from prior years. This blog post from a few years ago recently appeared on my time line and it couldn’t have come at a better time. See, lately, I have felt like life has been getting in the way of my dreams, and I was …

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Oh, Sweet Moments!

Time is something that no one seems to have enough of. Everyone is running around busy and stressed with no time to just sit and enjoy the sunshine and a cool breeze. I, too, am a great multitasker. In my day job, I have to be. I am the sole phone-answerer, bill-payer, scheduler, computer tech …

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Bitten By the Busy Bug

I have posted about being busy before. This is a spin-off of an older post when I was also busy with different projects. I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger in a windstorm… Busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs… Busier than a mosquito in a nudist colony… Busier than …

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Ah, September… Brings Out the Nerd in Me!

What is it about the idea of September that turns me into a total nerd? More so than usual, that is? Is it the turning of the leaves, the crispness in the air, the new angle of the sun? Perhaps it is the sight of golden buses carrying youngsters to the hallowed halls to learn …

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Dark Nights of the Soul

Even the most prolific writers out there must encounter the lulls in productivity, right? Surely, it is not just a new writer phenomenon. It seems that the warm, sunny days of summer are not the elixir I needed. Finishing my last certification for work would not clear my desk and allow my brain to focus …

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An Unwelcome Blast From the Past

A few years ago I wrote a post that I am going to share again today. Reading it again, I realized that while it is kind of depressing, it is hopeful. It is about two colleagues being diagnosed with aggressive forms of cancer and how that can change your perspective in a heartbeat. A few …

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Another Year, Another Kick In The Butt

I think as we age, we tend to fall into one of two categories. We either continue to be wild, live-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, take-crazy-chances kind of people, or we are like the rest of us. As we get older, we take fewer chances. We realize that there is a cost to everything and we balance the pros …

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Running Scared, or How To Be Fearless

  Two of my favorite books on writing are Page After Page and Chapter After Chapter by Heather Sellers. I have found that these books, like most good books on writing, have taught me a lot about life, too. In Chapter After Chapter, there is a section about moving too fast and using speed to …

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