Why They’re Called DUCKS (and Chickens)

Because so many people in industrialized countries are so often removed from our agrarian roots, we’ve lost touch with why various things are called what they’re called…and with how we characterize some of our own actions… Right now I’m thinking of ducks because I bought three ducklings four days ago. Watching them swim in my…

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Sturdy Vehicle, Wrong Model

I’m a rare overcomer in the transgender community, but it has been a semi-regular battle all these years to divert my focus away from what’s missing (I’m  a man in a woman’s body) and what’s added that keeps the general public insisting that I’m a woman based on flappy front appendages that I have hated…

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Feel Like You’re Living In The Twilight Zone? Me, Too!

Politics in The Twilight Zone Mental health counselors are dealing with unprecedented numbers of clients who are seeking help as a direct result of Trump-induced distress.   https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-why-experts-are-split-over-trumps-mental-health https://vitals.lifehacker.com/therapists-tell-us-how-the-trump-era-has-messed-with-ou-1820224610   Uncharacteristically, scores of psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners (most of them Republicans) have been lining up to warn us about the signs and symptoms…

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Deeply Worried About Americans’ Future

Never thought I’d ever consider leaving the land of my birth, but I’m deeply concerned about Americans’ future these days. I’ve subscribed to International Living magazine to start looking for alternate places to live in Central and South America. There are so many great places south of the U.S. border that are still affordable for people…

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Spring Chores & Writing Keep me Busy

Whew!  Spring chores have been keeping me busy recently. For a 67-year old, I’m over-working myself!   I have two very physical tasks to complete in the next week or so between rain storms: I need to spread the 12 yards of gravel that were dropped in our driveway this morning, and I need to…

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My First From-Scratch Drip Campaign is Doing Well

A gentleman who has known me by my online reputation only referred me to a fellow in Canada who wanted a drip campaign. This fellow wanted to get lapsed customers back into the fold and to get prospective customers to come and try out his service. He said he had been writing emails for a…

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Just a Hunch ….Something’s Coming!

Sometimes I get a hunch–an intuitive feeling of certainty about something–and I’m getting it now.   I put out an intention to the universe (and in this blog, and in a few emails to supremely happy past and current clients) that I want to land another client or two who wants to use me up…

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Is it Sinful to LOVE Work This Much?

Sometimes it feels deliciously sinful to sit here, dancing with words for an hour or so, and then getting paid  handsomely for the time I spend doing it (along the lines of $100/hour).   But then I remember the piles of money that my clients are making, day in and day out 24/7/365 with the…

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I’m INFJ An Advocate: Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Every few years I take an online Myers-Briggs test to see if anything has changed.   Nope. I remain an INFJ, an exceedingly rare “Advocate”.   https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality   I’ve taken the DISC Personality Insights test twice and come up slightly different each time. The first time, I was a life-long career employee; the second time,…

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Upwork Anecdote

Ever since I finally “named it and claimed it”–“it” being that Upwork has earned the pejorative nickname “Upchuck”–I have been raking in the bucks on the platform.   When I got this new computer (new to me–thank you again to Chris Bailey!), I put my usual sites in the tab bar across the top, for…

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