It’s the last day of November which brings us to the last day of #bloglikecrazy, which is a challenge hosted every year by See Jane Write founder Javacia Harris Bowser. SJW is a blogging and writing group I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of almost since its founding nearly ten years ago. In … Continue reading The Last Three…
I'm declaring today to be Orange Friday in an act of shameless self-promotion and sharing why it's important to be your own best advocate.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I know this year’s holiday isn’t the one we all wanted or planned for, but it’s the one we have. And that leads me to the next two lessons I’ve learned in 2020. First, things can’t stay the same forever even as much as we want them to. Even in “normal” years, … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Y’all … there’s a slippery slope between missing blog posts and winding up with a yard full of junk cars.
I missed a day. You’re supposed to post every day in November for the #BlogLikeCrazy challenge, and I missed a day. Oh well. It is what it is. I could beat myself up over missing a day. I could throw in the towel and never write a blessed word ever again. Forget the last ten … Continue reading Oh Well …
Shocked and saddened. We hear those words a lot lately. But that’s about the best way to describe how I felt when one of my longtime favorite coffee shops in Birmingham, Urban Standard, announced this past June that they were closing for good. Urban Standard was an essential downtown stop — a place to see … Continue reading Local Is As Local Does
I broke my toe. It was back in April. I was at home. I was barefoot. Why wear shoes if you're working from home? Hurrying through the living room and not really paying attention, kablapppp! I stubbed it on a heavy, wooden chair leg. The chair didn’t budge. But, boy, I did! I was hopping … Continue reading The Broken Toe
Sometimes instead of thinking about where you can't go, you just need to slow down and appreciate where you are.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s an old adage about not taking on more than you can handle. It is said to have originally come from one man offering another a plug of tobacco. Not wanting the recipient to greedily take too much, the giver warned that his friend shouldn’t bite off … Continue reading More Than You Can Chew
Before I sat down to write today’s post, I asked Tragedy* what was a lesson he had learned this year. In typical Tragedy fashion, he said, “I don’t learn lessons. I just keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.” And his curmudgeonly response brings me to the fifteenth thing I’ve learned in 2020 … Continue reading The Tools in Our Tool Shed