A recent news report told of a man that got involved in a road rage incident and tried to just drive away. The other driver followed him. He went home and got out of his car. The other driver shot and killed him before speeding off.
In another recent news report, two women were followed home after an evening out. One was able to escape; the other was raped and murdered.
If someone is following you, don’t go home.
Instead, go to the nearest police station.
Chances are, just pulling into the police station’s parking lot will prompt potential assailants…
It was a hectic week. On the personal side, our grandson Jeremiah was with us for four busy days. On the professional side, we were putting the final touches on my new book, Seven Day Anger Free Challenge. We’ll be launching it next week.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in writing and self-publishing a book, you’ll want to read the first chapter in my book, The Simple Facts About Self-Publishing.
Whether you’re creating files for personal or business use, here are some practical reasons why you should adopt a file-naming protocol:
Do you know how many popular terms we…
Self-publishing isn’t a new idea — it’s been around since written language was developed. Some of history’s best-known and most prolific writers were self-published: American founding father Benjamin Franklin; English poet, painter, and engraver William Blake; novelist Jane Austen; poet Walt Whitman; The Shack author William P. Young; and Fifty Shades of Grey author E. L. James, to name a few. And then there’s my grandson Jeremiah, who published his own picture books at the age of six and sold them for a dime to his doting grandparents.
You’re in excellent company if you self-publish your book.
There’s something magical…
After I read a letter to the editor in the local paper that suggested blind obedience to doctors, I wrote this:
Some problems with our air conditioner made me remember 9/11.
Recently I advised a friend that she needed a written contract with a company she was doing business with. She said she was afraid insisting on a contract would make the company’s owner think she didn’t trust him.
Labor Day is about six weeks away. Here are some inspirational quotes you may want to share.
Kerry McAvoy, PhD has some excellent observations about contemporary cancel culture.
Kyle Chastain wrote…
On September 11, 2001, my husband and I watched, horrified, as planes flew into buildings, as those buildings came crashing down, as thousands of people died and lives changed forever.
Nothing in our lives prepared us for something like that.
In our safe suburban enclave, we were bewildered and frightened.
We spent the day glued to the television. Then, for some reason, I went out into the garage — and it was flooded. Water was pouring out from the air conditioner.
I called the company that had installed it. When the owner answered my call, I said, “I can’t believe…
A letter writer in the local paper offered a simple solution for how to decide if you should take the covid vaccine: Ask your doctor and do what they say.
Ummm … no.
I’ve been seeing the same primary care physician for more than 30 years. I trust him. I respect him. I listen to him.
Most of the time I take his advice.
But not always. And never blindly.
There have been times when I’ve done my research and decided to take a different approach. He respects that.
Sometimes he offers me options and tells me to make the…
Another busy week. I’ve got some great ideas for stories that I haven’t gotten to yet but hope to write next week. In the meantime, here’s what I wrote and published in the past few days.
Not a day goes by that we don’t hear something about companies experiencing a security breach. Are your employees making it easy for your company to be a target?
When I wrote this, I was on a rant. In a calmer moment, I’d call it a personal opinion essay.
This week I’m nursing our little dog Peaches as she recovers from dental surgery. …
Researchers from Stanford University and a top cybersecurity organization found that approximately 88 percent of all data breaches are caused by human error.
Just as the best locks in the world are worthless if you forget to use them, the best online security system can be thwarted quickly by a careless employee. Set policies and procedures so your employees understand the importance of online security and aren’t making any of these common mistakes that could result in a devastating security breach:
Everybody should know not to do this, right? And most people do. But no matter how often they are…
Full disclosure: I’m not a scientist. I don’t pretend to be one. I’m just an ordinary person trying to make it through some extraordinary times.
With all the focus on vaccines, I’ve been wondering:
What’s being done to cure people when they get sick from COVID-19? What’s being done to ease their symptoms, shorten the duration of their illness, and restore them to full health?
Every day, we hear statistics on how many people have been vaccinated, on new cases, on deaths, on new strains — all important information. But why are we not hearing more about treatment?
It’s been a crazy busy week. I’ve been working hard on my new book, which should be ready to launch soon.