Category Archives: Personal Development Mumbo-Jumbo Stuff

Dumpster Diving

At work the other day, I saw a heartbreaking bit of bathroom-stall graffiti. I work on the college campus that spit me out with a bachelor’s degree almost 20 years ago. On the way back from a meeting, I cut through a … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Rolling Forward

It has been so long since I’ve last written that unless you are among those who keep up with my blathering on Facebook, you probably thought I’d given into the woes of a frenzied day-jobbing writer and drowned myself in … Continue reading

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Curveballs

The other day, I looked out my office window and saw something that made my jaw drop. After a weeklong run of unseasonably warm, beautiful spring weather, Baltimore was shrouded in a cold and dreary day. We had been spoiled … Continue reading

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Mr. C Had a Point …

Each weekday morning, Mr. C got his art students set up at their easels before he propped open the back door of his classroom. Crisp fall or spring air hit our sleepy teenage faces as we stood together mixing paints. … Continue reading

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Tunnelton, Granddad and Peace

I have been wanting to write about my grandfather’s funeral for a few weeks now. One of the reasons I hadn’t up until now was, of course, the demise of my former computer and with it my ability to write … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Life as a Dayjobless Writer

I’ll admit it. I’m one of those writers. You know the type – maybe you even ARE one too. We plod along at a snail’s pace on our works-in-progress. We bounce from project to project and it takes us forever to finish anything. … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead: Real Resolutions

Last Friday was our Life List Club New Year’s Milestone Celebration. If you haven’t already done so, please check out my reflections on 2011. Today, I’m diving into part 2 of that list of questions – a look at the … Continue reading

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