Category: Random Generalizations & Observations

Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Embrace the Unexpected

Unexpected

I’ll admit that I am something of a control freak. I don’t get overjoyed when things don’t go according to plan. The unexpected, frankly, freaks me right out. I prefer the neat, orderly, predictable and boring aspects of life. I’m not much for adventure. Little did I know that signing up to be a writer …

Fun & Humor, Random Generalizations & Observations

Summer Vacation Plans: 2018 Edition!

Summer Vacation

Last year I did a post about what I planned to do over my “summer vacation.” Turns out, it was a pretty great way to keep myself on track during a season that trends toward sloth. Of course, as a working adult summer isn’t really about vacation. I still tend to think of it as …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Knowledge is Power (And the Pathway to Change)

Knowledge is power

This past week I found myself in the middle of a minor fracas on Twitter. A young girl posted some very intelligent, thoughtful, and informed political comments.  I replied that it was heartening that she would soon be eligible to vote because we need more thoughtful and informed people out there voting. As they say, …

Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Dinosaurs and the Evolution of Your Writing Career

Dinosaurs

I recently finished reading The Rise and Fall of The Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World, by Stephen Brusatte. In reading the book, the thing that struck me again and again (aside from how cool dinosaurs were) was just how old the Earth really is. It operates on a timeframe that is far, …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Define Success Your Way (and Proudly Live That Definition)

Success

With graduation season upon us, I was recently asked for some advice for recent grads. What would I like to tell them about life, success, or relationships? I found this hysterical because, most days, I don’t feel like the best example of “what to do with your life.” I mean, I work in my PJ’s …