Month: February 2019

If Pursuing a Writing Career is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right

https://pixabay.com/en/heartache-chest-pain-hurt-pain-1846050/ Going from a thirty-year corporate C-suite executive to a full-time writer upset people who barely knew me. A Big Surprise When I left corporate America to become a writer, it was a big surprise to some people; they never suspected I was a writer. Individuals would take time out of their day to tell …

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My Cat Is Sick And My Heart Is Hurting.

https://pixabay.com/vectors/girl-little-girl-profile-drawing-940707/ I don’t know what to do. One of my cats has dental problems. We call the cat Tall because he was born a normal-legged cat in a liter of short-legged “Munchkins. AdobeStock_222432116_licensed_to_the_author “The Munchkin or Sausage Cat is a new breed of cat characterized by its short legs, which are caused by a genetic …

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Free Excerpt Going Viral!

I published an excerpt from my non-fiction book, Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, on Medium yesterday. Medium curated it and sent it out.  Smart News picked it up.  The excerpt has over 1,700 clicks thus far.  The link includes an option to listen to the article. https://medium.com/p/how-do-you-manage-a-man-sitting-with-his-dick-in-his-hand-85c7761a3f91?source=email-2b14427b150f–Writers.postDistributed&sk=325c7c20f3a2ea07940934f2717bce1d If you like the excerpt, consider buying the book …

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How Do You Manage A Man Sitting With His Dick In His Hand?

https://pixabay.com/photos/woman-presentation-poster-really-3271589/ Being a Leader is more than telling people what to do. Once you know of immoral activity, you must act. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it will not get better. It’s not.”— Dr. Seuss I was working as a Director. My boss, one of the Vice-Presidents, was a “good old boy” …

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Keep Your Day Job. Self-Publishing Is A Expensive Addiction

https://pixabay.com/en/burning-money-dollars-cash-flame-2113914/ Save yourself. It’s too late for me. A persistent myth about self-publishing is that it is inexpensive. That is a lie. If you think self-publishing your book will be cheap, think again. A tech-savvy person can learn to perform the tasks required to publish a book. Learning all those skills could take years. I’ve …

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There are Rumors That Attractive People Have an Easier Life. They Are All True.

https://pixabay.com/photos/girl-beauty-charm-emotion-people-2363819/ There are a lot of stories about how people believe that attractive people have an easier life. As a “pretty girl,” I can tell you that is not true. There are advantages and disadvantages. An Attractive Family In my family, the women are attractive. We are born that way. We have lovely skin, beautiful …

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Life is Good and Getting Better

https://pixabay.com/photos/balloons-party-colors-rubber-fly-1786430/ a poem about being present watching my husband cook smelling bacon and waffles cats walking bumping legs sitting at the table knife thrashing the cutting board sunlight streaming on the floor fish pirouetting in the pond lone duck swimming away and back softly feeling good surveying this moment loving life Join my newsletter. I …

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The First Rule of Fat Club: Don’t Talk About Fat Club

https://pixabay.com/en/box-sport-men-training-male-1514845/ Most people are uncomfortable talking to a heavy person about fitness. I was a proud member of “Fat Club.” My doctor insisted that I lose weight. I agreed because I wanted to live for the longest time possible. Overweight Discussions After I started losing weight, I discovered an unwritten rule about being overweight. We …

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No Heart

https://pixabay.com/en/cat-animal-mammal-portrait-pet-3134990/ I can’t be in two places at the same time Important business meeting Best opportunity in a long while The cat’s tooth fell out, broken Bleeding and meowing Trailing me around, dripping on Spain’s rugs Grab a towel, check his mouth, into the crate He can wait He is a cat, gosh darn it …

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