Why You Should Run, Not Walk, to the Public Library

I’ve got THE BEST money-saving, freebie deal to share with you today. This is the big one, friends. A completely legit, no-coupon-code required, money-saving deal that will blow your mind. ...more

Preparing For The Blizzard ... in California

The Snowpocalypse is upon our nation. ...more

Why You Should Never Do These Things When You Travel

With 2015 under way, now is the time that many people start thinking about their holidays and travel plans for the coming year or even writing a bucket list of things they’d like to do in 2015. ...more

Thank You for Firing Me

As seen on the Huffington Post: “Today will be your last day.”These words randomly emerged from the recesses of my memory the other night. ...more

Can You Get Rid of 40 Bags of Stuff in 40 Days?

Hello! I’m so happy to announce an exciting new project that some bloggy buddies and I have agreed to participate in! If you hadn’t guessed, it’s called 40 Bags in 40 Days and is exactly what it sounds like.  ...more

Which Silly 70's Stuff Do You Miss?

Barry Gibb, my personal hero (shut up!), once said that to this day, whenever he walks by a barber shop, he just assumes he can go in there and buy some Brylcreem. He hasn’t needed it in 40 years, but still he thinks, “I wonder if they have any Brylcreem in there?” Image: Dennis Bocquet That’s exactly how I feel about the products of my youth. You know what I thought of the other day? ...more

The Playlist that Pulled Me Through Cancer Treatment and Recovery

It’s weird when the music you love stops sounding good to you. It’s happened to me before, once after a terrible breakup, and once during an awful day job, writing adventure travel brochures for the elderly. The breakup ruined The Band’s entire discography for me, and the copywriting gig ruined Tina Turner’s greatest hits. It’s been years, and I still can’t get through “Up on Cripple Creek” or “Simply the Best” without breaking into a cold sweat. ...more

6 Ways My Standing Desk Is Making My Life Better

My job is killing me! And making me feel like a hippopotamus. At least that's what all the recent research is showing. ...more
That is fantastic!  Sitting makes me so sleepy, so I've been thinking about a standing desk, too.more

doodling again

I've been doodling again ...more

Which Silly 70's Stuff Do You Miss?

Barry Gibb, my personal hero (shut up!), once said that to this day, whenever he walks by a barber shop, he just assumes he can go in there and buy some Brylcreem. He hasn’t needed it in 40 years, but still he thinks, “I wonder if they have any Brylcreem in there?” Image: Dennis Bocquet That’s exactly how I feel about the products of my youth. You know what I thought of the other day? ...more

Flavour Posts Picture of Daughter With Baby Mama Sandra Okagbue?

Are we finally seeing Flavour's daughter with Sandra Okagbue? This picture was posted by Flavour on his Instagram page and his fans have been dropping quite a lot of comments.The picture shows former beauty queen Sandra Okagbue holding her baby, and even though Flavour has never publicly admitted it, for a while it’s been rumoured that he had a child with her. The high life singer has been very discreet about his daughter who was born in September 2014 ....more

I Hope We All Make It

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I’m Begging You: Please Step Out of Line

Yesterday, (in the brief span of time between dropping and picking my son off at daycare), I traveled to Target to complete a very simple return. I went first thing in the morning in the hopes of beating the crowds. I try to maximize my son’s time at school ....more

Why I Love Animals

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Friday Wrap-Up

It's been an interesting and fast week for me. I'm so glad that it's Friday, although I still have a lot to do. I'm still working on not doing work/school of any kind, one day a week. It's hard, but necessary. Do any of you find not working on something & taking a break, hard as well?...more

Hello, Old Friends

When you usher in an historic presidency, it forges bonds. After waiting in line for over two hours to vote that memorable day, I watched the 2008 presidential election results roll in at the home of a reliably liberal couple I'd known for years. Although we'd both shared Floyd Avenue addresses, I'd moved after 13 years, while they were still there. All of us were rooting for Obama....more

SMALL SPACE DECOR: AN OFFICE IN A CLOSET

When I was looking at an apartment in Atlanta, I noticed that there was an alcove in the living room that looked like it might have been a closet at one time. I started thinking about what I could do with that space, and as I sat here staring at my messy desk this morning I thought how nice it would be if I could use that as a sewing table and have a tiny office somewhere else. Cue the light bulb!! ...more