Lemmings Anyone?

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!

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Calling George Carlin!

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

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Embracing the Unknown with Our Capabilities

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

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Creativity & Innovation

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

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About Those Fur Critters 

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

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A Monarch, a Thought and a Call for Joy 

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

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Excerpt about Rest

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

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How is the Most Tedious of All  

One of the coolest things about living in the middle of wine country is the grape and wine festivals which occur in the early summer and early fall. (oops, and of course, there is the ice-wine festival in January.) Definitely, as the region gleefully gets back to pre-COVID business levels, it sure feels like there

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The Wonder of Wonder

It’s finally summer, and it feels so good, doesn’t it? I call it the wonder of summer. In my neck of the woods, all of nature is stunningly beautiful; the birds are both incredibly varied and noisy, the beautiful insects have landed, the outdoor concerts have begun, and every person we bump into has a

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The Art of Gratitude

Have you noticed the massive cacophony about gratitude these days? It’s tough to figure out what’s real, fake and works, isn’t it? I’d like to share three resources I have found quite helpful. The first The other day I found a book given to me in my 30s. The title: Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort

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