This is sort of a hybrid post, one in which I discuss a slight change in my posting schedule, the blog contents, and the 30 Day Happiness Challenge. I’m going to change from an every day schedule to an every weekday schedule. I debated it for a while, wondering if changing at this point would […]
Thoughts from Theo: The Benefits of Falling Down
Trying When You Don’t Have To: The Best Garbage Collector I Know
I don’t actually know him. I didn’t even see him doing what I’m about to discuss (I’m reporting it secondhand), but that’s how great I think it is. Today while playing outside with his Nonna (Melanie’s mom), Theo got to see the garbage truck come down the street and pick up our trash. You wouldn’t think […]
How to Feel Like a Chump When Buying New Glasses
Patreon and Content Creators: Is Patronage Back?
YouTube is different. Or, the videos on YouTube are different. At least, the videos I watch on YouTube are starting to change. A few weeks ago, I noticed a new addition in several of the YouTube channels I watch. A mention of something called Patreon. What is Patreon? From what I have seen, Patreon is […]
Thoughts from Theo: Was It Today or Last Year?
Week in Review: Future Weeks in Review
Reflection and Stillness: Finding Space for Your Writing
Gratitude and Generalization: Thanks for Everything
One of the most prevalent pieces of writing advice is to be specific. Use detail to create a vivid image in the reader’s mind. Avoid words like “something” or “stuff” (I know, my writing could use some work). Use active verbs and specific nouns instead of adverbs and adjectives. This is all great, but it […]