I’m rich beyond measure, because I get up everyday and get to do what I love. And somehow I don’t starve in the process. Between my books, blogs, and speaking gigs, I cobble together lunch money and then some.
In recent years after several life milestones rudely bitch-slapped me in the face, the Martini and I have enjoyed each other’s company more now that we ever did back in my 20’s when vodka tasted (to me) like Listerine gone bad. And gin was something you used to clean the bathtub. Is there anyone out there who really knows how to make a fabulous Martini?
After stumbling your way around the planet for several decades you eventually come to realize one very important aspect of life: Experience is just as valuable as formal education. Nothing beats being in the trenches. And although good leaders instinctively strive for improvement, great leaders know the real value of a hard-fought, rocky journey. Every […]
“I call it coupon karma,” says Stacey of Stacey’s Grocery Services. “I give my customers the same deals I like.” Most of her clients are tourists who want their vacation homes food-ready when they arrive, although she shops for many local families, as well. In either case, Stacey and her team buy local and organic whenever possible, but still save wherever they can, all while offering special touches like putting avocados in a paper bag with an apple so they ripen overnight, or separating bananas so they last longer.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and if that’s the case I hope you’ve missed me enough to be happy that I’m back to blogging again. It’s been several weeks since we last chatted, and lots has happened since then: My son went back to the University of Miami after going to Cuba […]
If you’re on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve noticed that Facebook has generously summed up the last 12 months of your life into a collection of photos and captions. This creeped me out on a couple of levels. One, my Facebook year in review is a reminder that everything I post on Facebook goes on record […]
Yesterday morning my 16-year-old son and I had to get up at the sliver of dawn to get him to the University of Utah by 7:45 a.m. so he could take the ACT test for college. Unfortunately for him he was sequestered most of the day in Warnock Hall (which always looks like “Warlock” Hall […]
I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been hunkered down finishing my new book, THE MEMOIR MIDWIFE, Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book, a very simple, yet straight forward, explanation of how to self-publish a book. It literally lists the steps of self-publishing, and includes a checklist at the end of each step so […]
In honor of my youngest turning 16 in one week, I give you this funny carpool excerpt from my book, Confessions of a Band Geek Mom. Fare-thee-well, carpool. I will miss you like I miss a toothache. I’m a little worried about my family’s carbon footprint. I think it’s a men’s size 14 and growing. […]
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason, And your own common sense. –Buddha Creativity. If you’re cursed with it it’s the thing that motivates you to get up in the morning, but then bitch-slaps you […]