Morning sun broke through the clouds to illuminate Manhattan’s gray buildings. Across their tops, I could see water; was that the Hudson River? That Friday morning was turning out to be cool and crisp, a good day to get out on foot and explore. Just one hitch: I had work to do. No problem–I’d combine… Continue reading Freelancing from NYC’s Public Library
Today’s health and wellness recommendations can sometimes seem like Texas weather: wait five minutes, and it’ll change. Remember when marathoners took ibuprofen religiously before races? Studies later revealed those pre-workout NSAIDs could be dangerous. How many times has thinking flip-flopped regarding runners and stretching? Can you say with any certainty whether healthy nutrition should include… Continue reading Should You Sit or Stand at Work?
You know that overwhelmed feeling, when crafting a “to do” list might as well be writing The Great American Novel? When starting seems to immediately lead to the edge of a bottomless pit of tasks? When getting nothing done becomes the easier option? I’ve spent the last few months up to my eyeballs in an… Continue reading Too Much To Write About Is Worse Than Not Enough
It’s award season, people! The Oscars inspired me to single out some of the outstanding performers from Social Media Week Austin, three days packed full of (you guessed it) social media tips, tricks, and triumph. Rather than do an exhaustive–and exhausting–SMWATX recap, I’ve carefully chosen winners in a few key categories. Best Presenter Hands down,… Continue reading And the Social Media Week Austin Oscars Go To….
The company dinner. You put on some nice party clothes and head off for an evening of small talk, catered food, and obligatory I-don’t-know-what-else-to-do-with-myself-so-I’ll-have-another drinks. As the spouse, I’m often the recipient of small smiles and quick topic changes after the “what do you do?” question. “Freelancer writer and editor” seems to be a conversation… Continue reading You Should Be Proud to Be a Writer
“The universe is clearly trying to tell you something,” my wise friend said. She set down her coffee and looked me in the eyes. “Now you just have to figure out what.” Tacos and Time with a Friend Many of the things I love in life–good food, friends, thoughtful conversation–are rolled up in “taco time”… Continue reading Sometimes, You Need to Let the Weeds Grow to Find the Good