Monthly Archives: April 2020

Do You Live in Your Head?

I’m a monologist. By which I mean I’m a dedicated one-way communicator. Writing and lecturing come naturally to me. But conversation? Well… Did I mention I’m a monologist? An old girlfriend once stared at me in disbelief and said, “You … Continue reading

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Are Face Masks the New Bumper Sticker?

Originally posted on Active Art:
What does our face say about us? Nonverbal communication is very important. I have had a few sarcastic remarks bomb because my smirk was hiding under a mask. (Or, at least, that is my excuse.)…

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Failure or Success?

Failure is the first milestone on the road to success, and the second…and the third…and the fourth… The more ambitious the destination, the more milestones there’ll be. So keep going, because it only becomes the road to failure if you … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Do Drugs

Oh, I did, trust me. Like a lot of 18-year-olds, I dabbled in anything forbidden or frowned upon by old people over 30. It was the era when drugs were going to “expand our consciousness.” I’d watched the cast of … Continue reading

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Take the Stairs

“For faith is the assurance of what we hope for, and the conviction of what we cannot see.” ~Hebrews 11:1

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Yardemic!

This is my flower bed (or will be once I actually plant some flowers). This is my backyard deck (yes, hello, I know it needs refinishing). And this is my lawn (I mowed it yesterday, I swear). Quick Quiz: What do … Continue reading

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Dogs and Cats Explained

Dogs and cats are as different as day and night. But like day and night, we must have both or the world as we know it will cease to revolve. Click on any image to enlarge it, or to start … Continue reading

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Who’s Benefitting From the Pandemic?

Not a conspiracy theory, merely an unforeseen reality. While governments, businesses and workers are ravaged by the pandemic, some sectors are actually flourishing, and some job markets are actually expanding. Here are a few of the benefitees: Online Sales Amazon, … Continue reading

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What Do Colors Mean Around the World?

Originally posted on A Better Man:
The internet is chock full of infographics and posts that explain the psychological associations of various colors to help people and brands choose the perfect hue for their product, logo, or living room wall.…

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Earth Day Lockdown

This may be the least celebrated Earth Day ever.* And yet, ironically, our very inattentiveness is giving Earth a long-needed breather: worldwide pollution has plummeted during the lockdown. Why is it our planet needed a global pandemic to catch a … Continue reading

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