Bully score – 1; Freedom of Speech – 0

Jan. 29, 2020 by

I gave in to a bully. Standing up to bullies seems like an important thing to do, and I’m conflicted a little that I rolled over and complied. Yelling at the Bully Let me explain. If you read my post

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

Nov. 21, 2013 by

  I’ve been working on the Balustrade book study guide for…well…a very long time now. Not that I’ve been writing and revising all of that time. It just always seems like something else edges it out. I think part of

Fighting Feelings Feeling Funky

Fighting Feelings Feeling Funky

Nov. 8, 2013 by

  Feelings are our friends. Well, it doesn’t quite “feel” that way, but maybe. Right now I’m not so happy with my feelings. Today they’ve caused my stomach to get knotted up, made it hard for me to eat my

Are you ready to take a stand?

Are you ready to take a stand?

Nov. 6, 2013 by

  Visualize what you would do. Practice it over and over in your mind. Think about it.  Those suggestions came from a self-defense class I once took.   What would you do if some scary looking fella in a trench

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

I Didn’t Know What I Didn’t Know

Jul. 23, 2013 by

Months ago I put together my first manual. That’s my new job, writing manuals. I love writing and helping people, so writing manuals seemed like a perfect fit. Of course, to write a good “How to” manual, you really need

The Real Enemy

The Real Enemy

Jul. 18, 2013 by

A strange thing happened while I was getting some porch time the other day. I had just settled down with my Kindle and a ferocious game of Words with Friends when screeching and squawking and angry tweeting took over my

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The Top Ten Ways to be Useless

Jul. 11, 2013 by

In case you weren’t sure or thought you might be on the verge of scary success, take a few minutes and review what you need to master in order to be completely useless. And remember, it won’t be easy, but

Hope for the Depressed

Hope for the Depressed

Jun. 5, 2013 by

Depression is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot, but when you actually get serious about it, it’s scary. (Other words like that are “love”, “death”, and “Kardashian”) (Just kidding about that last one.) Clinical depression is

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

Jun. 3, 2013 by

Making mistakes is never pretty. As a matter of fact, it can be downright embarrassing, but it doesn’t have to be a total loss. My husband has taken “giving the shirt off your back” to an entirely new level. (I

What do you think gets people to read a book?

What do you think gets people to read a book?

May. 8, 2013 by

My book’s finished and for sale on Amazon, so now the big marketing push is supposed to jump into high gear.  But I’ve got a little problem with that.  I don’t like to be pushy.  I’ve always felt just fine

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