How To Create 2 Free Hours Every Day

Many people want to tell you what they think you ‘need to know’. I haven’t watched, or read, the news in several years. Guess what? I didn’t miss one thing that required my attention. Take note of what you do not need to know right now, and actively ignore it until later. It will takeContinue reading “How To Create 2 Free Hours Every Day”

Would You Vote For Frank Silver?

Frank Silver wants to waste your tax dollars. Frank Silver wants to lock up your children. Frank Silver wants to ignore the truth. On July 15th, vote for Mike Williams, and tell Frank Silver ‘No more.’ Special thanks to GK for pointing out this article by Liz Szabo on USA Today. Anyone who spends the eight to tenContinue reading “Would You Vote For Frank Silver?”

The ‘Feeling Better’ Myth

“If he gets better quickly and quietly, no one will have to know what happened, and we’ll all be back to normal.” This myth has many faces. Maybe your daughter was in drug rehab, or your husband attempted suicide, or your friend’s alcoholism culminated in an accident. There will be some people you will tellContinue reading “The ‘Feeling Better’ Myth”

Too Far VS Not Far Enough

They shout that you’re in trouble; that we’ve gone too far. Too far to reverse the icecaps melting, too far stop the genocide, too far to feed the planet, too far to stop abusing drugs, too far to get out of debt. How often does someone else suggest that you haven’t gone far enough? If theContinue reading “Too Far VS Not Far Enough”

Re-Writing Headlines

Which of these two media headlines is more helpful? “Quinnipiac University dropout made bomb threat before graduation ceremony so parents wouldn’t learn she left school: police.” “Danielle Shea, 22, apparently told cops that she called in two bomb threats in an attempt to cancel the ceremony, because she was afraid her parents would notice herContinue reading “Re-Writing Headlines”

Don’t Ever Stop Publishing

When someone ‘likes’ a post on my blog, it has real meaning for me. I am not a ‘numbers’ guy – I hardly ever check my stats. Scott Berkun interestingly describes the process by which the WordPress ‘like’ function developed into what it is today in this fascinating book. The point is, he and hisContinue reading “Don’t Ever Stop Publishing”

Re-Writing Old Stories

There’s an old story about mentally ill people which goes something like this: The bad ones end up homeless or institutionalized. The really bad ones are violent and sometimes end up in jail. The rich ones can afford pills and therapy. They go back to their lives. If they still have friends, they probably don’t talk about it.Continue reading “Re-Writing Old Stories”

How To Use Fear To Your Advantage

I met with Dese’Rae L. Stage the other day, and,  I learned a lot about myself. It’s for her project Live Through This which, you should check out of course. I’ve written bits and pieces of my story, but, sitting behind a computer is not the same as sitting in front of someone and actuallyContinue reading “How To Use Fear To Your Advantage”