8 Ways NBC Ruined the Olympics

I love the Olympics.  The Olympics got me through both of my maternity leaves by giving me something to watch besides infomercials at 3 am.  I love seeing all of the different events and the athletes.  I was a huge Bob Costas fan. Not now.  I couldn’t stand the Olympic coverage this time.  And now when I see Bob Costas’s face, I see him as a symbol of network mismanagement. What turned me off this year?  Oh, let me count the ways: - Let’s start at the very beginning. ...more

The ONE Way to Do Anything

 With all of the self-help books and websites out there, it may be hard to believe that there’s one key to doing anything.  Ready?...more

The Insanity of Boycotting 'Finding Dory'

A trending topic on Facebook shares a rumor that the newest trailer for Pixar’s Finding Dory includes a lesbian couple.  I was curious, so I watched the trailer.  After chastising myself for inattention, I read an online article so that I’d be able to find the cornerstone moment the next time I watched the trailer.  Sure enough, the second time through, I saw THE SCENE.  Or, more accurately, the blip. ...more
We can all agree the world can be a cruel place. Why not teach our children compassion and ...more

All the News, All the Time

In 1980, Ted Turner founded CNN, a 24-hour news channel.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.  No matter what time, what time zone, you could always find news.  What could possibly go wrong? There’s not enough news to report 24/7/365. ...more

The BIGGEST blogging mistake you can make

I've decided that I want to progress in blogging.  I've been casually blogging for at least a decade, but my blog has been a representation of what not to do.  So I decided that it would be easier to start from scratch and build a blog the "right" way and target a larger audience.Boy, was I wrong....more

An Acronym to Help You With Your Blogging Rebirth

Technically, I've been blogging since 2002. My blog was originally started so that I could keep family and friends informed about my progress with multiple sclerosis. I got so tired of answering "How have you been doing?" over and over. But I haven't really been blogging, by which I mean that I haven't paid attention to how I organized my current blog... or even if I organized it at all. I've made so many of the classic newbie mistakes, and I've told myself I'd fix them someday. ...more