I write about a better world, a better life, a better me — attitudes and actions that matter, then — I write to breathe. Oh, and I make up stories too.
Texas Heat — Part 1
A thin line runs between betrayal and sacrifice. Figuring out the difference could cost a man his heart. Pedro leaned over and placed a hand on Corey’s shoulder. “Corey, it’s time to quit, man.”
7 Ways to Break Your Love Affair With Order Bumps and Upsells
NEWS FLASH! Most of what we buy comes with a built-in bump or upsell. It’s so common we don’t even realize it’s there. As consumers, we’ve been conditioned to accept these additional purchases.
Pride and Audacity Part 10— “Handle that woman!”
“What are you doing to my friend? Get your hands off her!” Jessica’s frenzied shout echoed along the corridor walls as she ran toward her friend.
Don't Forget Your Hyperbolic Paraboloid Snacks While You Read
Your average, unsullied Pringle is a hyperbolic paraboloid; its equation is (x²)/(a²) — (y²)/(b²) = z/c. Here’s where things get interesting, though (as if hyperbolic paraboloids weren’t interesting enough). Proctor & Gamble doesn’t just shove a bunch of Pringles in a can and call it a day. Rather, they use supercomputers to keep conditions just right to make sure the chips make it from their factory to your house unmolested. ~Source
My First Line of Defense Against Stress-induced Burnout — ‘Know Thyself — Love Thyself’
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~Anne Lamott Finding, maintaining, and keeping our physical, mental, and emotional balance during times of stress and anxiety is as tricky as finding a perfectly secluded bench on which to sit, relax, and recharge our frayed minds and hearts.
Turns Out That I Do a Lot of Medieval Style Cooking in My Kitchen
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~Luciano Pavarotti
Messages in The Bottle From Those Who Went Before You
Forewarned is forearmed is a proverb that is hundreds of years old. A proverb is a short, common saying or phrase. These common sayings are language tools that particularly give advice or share a universal truth, or impart wisdom. Source
Aging: What are the Expectations vs. Reality Factors
When it Comes to Aging: What are the Expectations vs. Reality Factors? “A human being would certainly not grow to be 70 or 80 years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species to which he belongs. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.” ~Carl Jung