Musings

Summer Blog Break 2015

Happy Summer! It’s time to kick-back and enjoy the lazy, hazy days of the season. While I don’t usually take an extended vacation this time of year (except for an occasional long weekend), I do enjoy a brief break from blogging to refresh my content ideas. For those of you who work through most of 

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When the Going Gets Tough: A Volunteer’s Perspective

In honor of National Volunteer Week and in preparation to participate in BlogPaws Conference, it’s fitting that I share this poignant description from a volunteer involved with animal rescue. Rescue explained The neglect changes you. The abuse hardens you. The suffering breaks you. The ignorance angers you. The indifference disturbs you. The injustice destroys you. On a 

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Understanding How Much is Enough? Assimilation vs. Accumulation

To maintain perspective in this season of thanksgiving and gift giving, here’s an excerpt from a most excellent article by business and life coach Steve Davis. In “Assimilation vs. Accumulation,“ he writes: “Unconscious compulsions for “more input” seldom satisfy our true needs. Nor will having piles of unread books and magazines ringing our desks reduce the nagging 

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On Going Solo

In honor of Labor Day, I salute all those who are gainfully self-employed or are about to become solo-prenuers. Regardless of your specialty, you’ll find many challenges and joys to working on your own. The chief challenge is that “everyday you’re self-employed, you wake up unemployed.” The reality is SO not like a Field of 

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Why I Write: A Brief History

I’m happy to be part of a writing-theme blog hop since the request came from my friend, Yvonne DiVita of Lipsticking blog-fame. I learned I’d be in great company with my friends, Robbi Hess, All Words Matter, and Toby Bloomberg, Diva Marketing (Toby is also my “blog mama,” who convinced me to start blogging in 2005.) Here’s why I write: I 

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I Love Libraries!

Happy National Library Week! April 13-19, 2014, is a time to honor libraries and librarians for all they do to encourage reading and learning for enlightenment and enjoyment. I extend my deep gratitude to all the librarians who have helped and inspire me over the years. I have many fond memories of visiting my local library as 

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