SHORT AND SWEET #14: SO, SCARLETT

“Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.” These are poignant words from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winning, “Gone with the Wind.” Today in History Born in Atlanta, Mitchell died in Atlanta on August 16, 1949, after being hit by a drunk driver while crossingContinue reading “SHORT AND SWEET #14: SO, SCARLETT”

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Today is FATHER’S DAY đź‘” And I celebrate all the dads and fathers, granddads, Pops, and Papas. As I stated in a previous post, I know you “guys” get the short end of the “holiday” stick. It is my belief that we have trained men to not care about that kind of stuff, but IContinue reading “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY”

FAVORITE TV OR MOVIE DADS

Since FATHER’S DAY is Sunday, June 19 đź‘”I figured I’d celebrate them for the rest of the month. Why stop at the 19th when I did not start on the first? Right? Plus, I sorta feel like fathers get the short end of the stick. We have trained men to not care about that kindContinue reading “FAVORITE TV OR MOVIE DADS”

FUN FOR THE SUN

The end of spring and the beginning of summer marks a time in our calendars when we enjoy the outdoors with food, family, and friends. It is a time of mourning the loss of our country’s heroes during Memorial Day, hanging American flags, celebrating our dads, and igniting fireworks for Independence Day. It has alsoContinue reading “FUN FOR THE SUN”

BRANCHING OUT

I am thrilled to release a new line of handcrafted art for your table and cups, or just for the joy of it. The theme is “Downtown Ocala” and you can find this boutique-style table art exclusively at the Gallery on Magnolia at 40 South Magnolia Ave in Ocala, Florida. 40 South Magnolia Avenue. (352)Continue reading “BRANCHING OUT”

WINNING WAYS

Finishing well (and WINNING) requires awareness. REPOSTED WITH EDITS: After meeting with fellow authors this past Monday, I recalled that we all had “finishing” on our minds. Finishing what? Finishing this quarter’s goals: books, novels, submissions for competitions, next-level revisions, blogging, posting, or, in general—whatever project that needs to get done.  The topic of finishingContinue reading “WINNING WAYS”

READY, SET, FOCUS, TODAY

Finishing Well (and WINNING) Requires Focus for the New Week This post is a revision to an article I wrote last Friday because I needed to read it again and perhaps you do as well. Last week, I shared my take on Aesop’s fable, “The Hare & the Tortoise.” I asked readers to pick aContinue reading “READY, SET, FOCUS, TODAY”

READY, SET, FOCUS

Finishing Well (and WINNING) Requires Focus. Earlier this week, I shared my take on Aesop’s fable, “The Hare & the Tortoise.” I asked readers to pick a side, examine similarities to each character, and consider areas where improvement is needed. Today, I want to push the subject matter a bit further with a variation ofContinue reading “READY, SET, FOCUS”

WINNING WAYS

Finishing well (and WINNING) requires awareness. After meeting with fellow authors this past Monday, I recalled that we all had “finishing” on our minds. Finishing what? Finishing this quarter’s goals: books, novels, submissions for competitions, next-level revisions, blogging, posting, or, in general—whatever project that needs to get done.  The topic of finishing reminded me ofContinue reading “WINNING WAYS”

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