Category Archives: September Writings – Every Day a Post!

Three things I Will Never Be Again (OR “Coming to terms with your garage sale stuff”)

As my husband and I pile up our lives and our history for display on the driveway, to be accepted or rejected by strangers – at a dollar a pop – I can’t help but get a little melancholy. I … Continue reading

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Week Three – Fail

I have lots of reasons why I didn’t write every day last week.  But they don’t matter.  What matters is getting back on track. So here I am.  I do want to share one thing about last week.  Something interesting … Continue reading

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“Begin With The End in Mind” (Stephen Covey): When Reading?

Have you ever read the last chapter first?  My friend does this to decide if she wants to read the book.  When I heard this I was incredulous.  There is a beginning, middle and end for a reason.  The reason … Continue reading

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On Paying Attention to E.B. White

“It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention” from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White My mother was a second grade teacher.  Her favorite time of … Continue reading

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Thundercrack

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” – Letter, 8/28/1908 Mark Twain. Rumblings stir it up. They let you know something is about to happen. They give you warning. And then,the crack. These … Continue reading

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It’s a good kind of nervous

Doing something new, something different, something out of your comfort zone.  It can create anxiety, it can get you all tingly, it can be good for you. Tonight my husband and I are going to a Ball!  It is at … Continue reading

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Hello Universe!

Sometimes, if you pay close attention, encouragement quietly presents itself. I was feeling uninspired today.  What to write, when to write, who cares if I write, etc. etc.  While idly clicking through my inbox I opened an email from a … Continue reading

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Women Leaders- Don’t Drink the Water!

Boy I never thought I’d say this but I’m tired of the gender/leader banter.  Maybe because that’s all it feels like – banter.  Yesterday I picked up the current Harvard Business Review.  The headliner this month is “Emotional, Bossy, Too … Continue reading

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I used to say that September was the most stressful month of the year.  Way worse than December.  At least in December I had some control over my lists.  September though was filled with lists of things for me to … Continue reading

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