Our Written Opinions
Digitally speaking, blogging is one of the coolest and easiest ways to share thoughts and insights (often referred to as opinions) that are outside the usual. Look for fresh insights and stories each week.
Too many decades ago, there was a tired old joke about how gals viewed the colour pink as the noun following many kinds of adjectives– cerise, Barbie Doll, screaming, cashmere, and even butter. And guys saw pink as pink, a fact. A lighter version of red. Yet both sexes (faked that they) knew exactly what
Many years ago, I was fired from a ‘spend some time here, then make your own position and make us better’ kind of company. I lasted not even a full five days. Nobody appreciated my take on the competition. Everyone kept expressing their fear and derision about the competition, to which I kept saying, Fuhgeddaboudit!
One day last week, at 1:27 p.m., I closed my computer and walked away. I had met my objective. In two months, my second book was finished. 44,000 words. I could do no more. This is the book I have always known was in me. My own thoughts with no thought-leader pretensions from ChatGPT and
Where is George Carlin? Strange topic, right? I introduced a friend of mine a month ago to George Carlin. Interviewed a guest for Season Two, whose hero is George. A neighbour stopped me on the street the other day with a Carlin joke. So, on this, the last Sunday in August, let’s talk about George
As I get closer to completing my manuscript, I suddenly have an epiphany. We all like to know the ending BEFORE we finish the beginning! I haven’t even finished the book, let alone mapped out all the plans behind the book, and I am jumping to the endpoint. Worse, I’ve done this a million times
I recently got awarded TOP creativity and innovation voice on LinkedIn. Yeah, it’s a thing. Between you, me and the gate post, I don’t place much stock in it because I suspect LinkedIn is trying to harness some meaningful engagement. While it doesn’t pay any bills, it does give me a lightbulb mark (seriously!) beside
A dear friend has been staying with us for the last three months. It’s been an intensive and stress-free place for her business to re-find her bliss. It’s been a reality check on my ideas and an excellent opportunity to re-explore intimate female friendships. I’ve taken to calling her The Dog Whisperette. (Hey, have you
A surprise visitor joined us for dinner one night this past week. The visitor was a Monarch Butterfly! You might remember early last summer, the Monarch Butterfly was put on the endangered list. For years, the swarms of butterflies that flew from Canada to California or Canada to Mexico and back again had been getting thinner
I am squirreled away writing up a storm. Could be around 25,000 words. Not even halfway yet. And as you would expect, ChatGPT forms no part of my ideations. Thought I’d share with you the first draft of one of the sections somewhere in the middle. Rest is NOT for sissies. My husband and I