Waiting for the Other Egg to Drop

April 18, 2014

On this Good Friday before Easter, my mind turns to eggs. Not the commercialized Easter eggs Robin’s eggs As in the robin and its nest outside my office window It seems she’s been sitting awhile in that nest. Where are the babies? My writer’s curiosity got the better of me. So I did what every […]

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Early Signs of Spring

April 11, 2014

I love early signs of Spring. Shoots blossoming color Trees budding life Soft breezes waving Our tulips and daffodils still struggle to flower. Although neighbors offer visual hope for ours. The early morning hours still bring close to freezing temperatures. Can you blame the flowers for wanting to stay wrapped in leaves of warmth? Outside my […]

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Idaho Nepotism

March 28, 2014

My brother-in-law is an Idaho native. Unlike much of the country, he knows the difference between Idaho and Iowa. Mike is all that is good about Idaho. He respects and appreciates the natural beauty Idaho has to offer. In addition to his day job, Mike is a writer. What’s not to like, right? A Secret […]

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The Power of Words

March 20, 2014

It has been awhile since I tried my hand at creative writing. I blame it on the loss of Creative Copy Challenge. Thank you for allowing me this moment of departure. Word Power Words are powerful Words connect us Alienate Inspire Defeat us We fight them Embrace them And look to unmask them We use […]

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The Wacky World of Spam

March 14, 2014

Spam. I remember a time when the only image that came to mind was one of canned pseudo-meat. One that reminded me of dog or cat food. Then I began blogging. Spam: The Not So Canned Kind For the most part, spam is a nagging nuisance hung up in my spam filter. Like its food […]

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Silencing the Voices

February 27, 2014

The voices stream endlessly as we struggle through our day. It is a wonder we are able to think or sleep through the constant chatter. What if we could silence the voices? Would we want to? Silencing the Voices: A Stroke of Insight Recently, I read an article about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, an American […]

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The Hunt for Customer Service

February 20, 2014

Do you know the one factor that makes the difference in customer service? No, it’s not ~ the fastest delivery the best product or the best deal All of those are great, but the difference is one elusive element. The human touch. Customer Service Made Simple Think about it. Have you ever had an order […]

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A New Appreciation of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2014

I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Too commercial Too often single Too little of a sweet tooth There was one Valentine’s Day that spoke of love as it was meant to be. Whispered Promises Valentine’s Day was on a Wednesday in 2007. The days leading up to it were very difficult […]

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Closing the Barn Door on Privacy

February 4, 2014

A favorite southernism of my Dad was that’s like closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. The biggest barn door may be the one we try to close on our privacy. Not only the horse, but the entire team escaped that one. When One Door Closes I was the victim of identity theft […]

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Make Your Success Personal

January 24, 2014

How do you define success? Is success the six or seven-figure income? Do you know you arrived with your first home? Is waking up in the morning your idea of success? Are you sure your definition of success is your definition? A Merriam-Webster Moment There is an interesting discussion going on in writers’ forum, About […]

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