As expected, I got nothing. Had he been a quick thinker, he could have emailed me an image of flowers (either of a one-flower and greens bouquet or a monster-size bouquet), gotten a smile or a laugh out of me and made my day brighter. That's fine. Getting something was not the purpose of the… Continue reading Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers
I have two younger siblings (much younger) and I am saddened to see how we reproduce patterns throughout our lives. Some people are built to be in successful relationships whereas some people just aren't. It takes a certain amount of selflessness to accept that the necessary give-and-take in marriage is extended to a lifetime basis… Continue reading Family, Familiarity
I admit without shame that I am an avid reader. However, I am running out of good stories to read. Although I am not particularly picky when it comes to genres - romance, suspense, mystery, etc., it pains me to say the absence of certain attributes will get me to lose interest in stories I… Continue reading The Unsatisfying Story
Last night, I completed an ambitious project on which I worked for close to two years. When I typed "The End", I thought I would feel a sense accomplishment, a joy to have completed such an ambitious endeavour. Well, I was glad - of course - but the overwhelming urge to celebrate and wake up… Continue reading The End… is Only a Beginning
#1 In my neck of the woods, a forecast of 19 C and 20 C for a 21st ad 22nd of October is highly exceptional. Usually, by this time, the mercury hovers in the positive one digit temperature, the car heater is on in the morning and a light scarf is sometimes necessary. I went… Continue reading Three Rare Occurrences
Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
Stop the nonsense! Have the courage to look the truth in the eye!
On my best days, I'm an observer (on bad days, I'm judgemental about what I observe). I think a lot of us forget the Internet is virtual reality, illusions, fake reality. Most everybody has a blog, most of them look for their little corner of success, their 15-minutes of fame, their place under the sun,… Continue reading Gone Into The Ether
They say the more often you post blogs, the more traffic you get. Weekly blog posts, as opposed to daily ones, bring in only a third of the traffic. Now, the questions are: what are my priorities? how do I effectively invest my energy in what matters? One thing I know is that I do… Continue reading It is true!
This marketing stuff is a vicious [circle] circus! Know your audience, know how to reach them, know what they want and provide it... and don't forget to let them know you give them added value! (Like a free ebook on a topic they are actually interested in.) Well, I can get a good visual of… Continue reading What a Circus!