Under the Influence

As if the world wasn’t topsy-turvy enough. Heading into the first October weekend, news and opinions and what-if propositions crackled like the burning red and orange maple leaves outside my window. To soothe my nerves, I quaffed a crisp Vermont IPA. Maybe Sunday, or the day after that, will be a better day to start my October sobriety.

Challenge Accepted

Like the quarries I was warned about, the Internet is murky and perilous; it’s also seductive. Jumping in on a trend can be fun or risky. We don’t always know what is accurate or safe to share, and frankly, the effort to investigate everything before posting is too much work. But when the popular kids are already in the water, do take time to measure the depth and check for obstacles, or just jump?

Conquering the tyranny of the to-do list

When I decided to leave my job, I began to make a list of how I would spend the ample free time ahead of me. It was fun to think about the possibilities – from fixing the little things that have been bugging me forever to investing in friends and family. It seems like everythingContinue reading “Conquering the tyranny of the to-do list”

Change your self-talk and change your reality

There is nothing scarier than a blank page on a computer screen. “Document1” opened in Microsoft Word, the cursor blinking in anticipation, is just intimidating. I mean, documents are official, they get stamped, and are frequently the subject of subpoenas. This white screen means business, setting high expectations for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. ItContinue reading “Change your self-talk and change your reality”