How Do Fiction Writers Make This Stuff Up? (Writers Life and Laughs)
A snooty, wealthy suburban housewife in an electronic ankle monitor and a 10-year old who gets into his grandmother’s edible brownies? Really? During a virtual meeting with A Good Read Book Club recently, I was asked how I came up with the plot for my novel. I tried to explain but really, the characters in […]
Don’t Compromise Who You Are
Don’t let anyone force you to compromise who you are for money. Not a company, not a companion, not a movement. Stick to your ideals. Value your values. At the end of the day, you will sleep better having done the right thing for the right reason.
This has been an unexpected year for all of us but we are now in our last month of 2020. What is stopping you from finishing out this year strong?? You can do it! Push through and don’t give up hope!
Every answer is not on YouTube or Google. There will be problems your friends can’t help you solve. The question is “When you don’t know what might happen, do you want it badly enough to try anyway?” Fighting trees means using your experience and instinct in innovative ways no one can teach you. You know […]
On Super Bowl XXXIII and Being Un-American (Humor)
It was Super Bowl XXXIII, the championship game between Denver and Atlanta. I was the hostess with the mostest until the 3rd quarter. Then, something happened that resulted in me being called “Un-American” for literally the only time in my life. I still don’t understand why everyone turned on me but I laugh every time […]
Check Your (Emotional) Bags At The Gate
I cried like a two-year old at bedtime. Ugly. Loud. Passionate crying. It was an epic boo hoo of the sort reserved for devastating losses. I melted in the middle of DFW airport because I could not board my prepaid, uninsured, girls’ get away flight to Los Cabos, Mexico. We spent months planning an adventure […]
Listening Is The New Reading! The Making of My 1st Audiobook Was Exciting!
Listen to a sample of my new audiobook Success Is A Side Effect AudioBook It was just released and is available for download. There are also paperback and e-book editions on Amazon.com and other retailers. It took six months to record 5 hrs and 15 mins with the pronunciation, tone, clarity, dB, pace, quality, and […]
What NOT to Say to Your Friend With Cancer (with Audio)
Click here to listen to the podcast for this blog I guess I have been writing this blog since around 2013. Five years is a long time to spend on a blog of a few hundred words. Right? That’s because I reluctantly became a cancer Griot after my first diagnosis of a rare sarcoma (GIST) […]
Lessons from Wonderland (with Audio)
(Audio) Lessons from Wonderland With Dr. mOe Anderson Sometimes really bad things happen to really good people but, oft times, we invite trouble in before it even knocks. Heck, we text trouble and arrange to meet it after work, occasionally! Don’t we? Take my infamous friend Alice of Wonderland, USA.. It’s unanimously agreed her life […]
Do You Have A Poker Voice?
Successful leaders learn to not only have a poker face but they also have a poker voice. What does that mean? It means that when they speak, they have learned to control the tone of their voice, the pace of their voice, and the content of their remarks so that it is difficult to gauge […]