Why Am I So Shiny?

This is a rhetorical question because the other alternative is being ashy so I guess I can’t complain. But just looking at this picture, I am pretty shiny. What can be done to handle this?  

You Cannot Have My Time

I have been working on getting my business started for years now. And, although I get support, people really don’t help unless I ask and I don’t feel I should have to do that. Not all the time anyway. Especially when they know what I’m doing. So, this gripe is about people who get involved […]

Thank God for Progress

I am pleased to announce that many of my incomplete story drafts are almost done. And the great thing is, many of them are going to blog sites as guest posts which is increasing my credibility as a blog resource.  But, I am still trying to get published in magazines. I’m still eyeballing Chicago Magazine, […]

Wanna Make Me Mad?

I don’t get mad easily but there are some things that make my chocolate self turn purple. There are not many but here they are. 1. Waste my time The main thing a person can do to make me mad is to TRY to waste my time. I don’t mind helping people because people are […]

My Interesting Interview

I had an interview for a part-time community manager position at a nonprofit organization.  I was interviewed by the Executive Director and Operations Manager. I felt the ED was asking unusual questions. Why did you pick human resources? First of all, I wasn’t interviewing for an HR position.  Second, by the time he asked that […]

My 10th Speech for Toastmasters is Done

I just completed my 10th speech for my Advance Communicator Bronze (ACB) designation in Toastmasters.  Now, all I have to do is practice.  I will be giving this speech titled “What Is the One Word That Can Describe Your Life” on Saturday, January 15, 2011.  It’s going to be good. It has to be. This […]

Shorty’s 2011 Wish List for “Stuff”

There are a few things I want this year that I really don’t need, but they will come in handy with my projects. I think that’s it.  These items really wouldn’t set me back that much, but until my business starts to generate a consistent cash flow, I’ll visit this page frequently as a reminder.  […]