I’LL ADMIT IT…

Walt and I have a bunch of decorative pots sitting on either side of our front door. After over 8 years here in Ireland, we’ve decided it’s high time we pull the weeds out of them and plant something attractive. You know, just to make it look as though we care....

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I HESITATE TO TELL YOU THIS…

Basically because everyone who wants a good content developer for free—OK, a barter arrangement isn’t free, but close enough for government work— will come pouring out of the woodwork into my already clogged inbox. Edit my writing, help me develop my book’s concept,...

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DON’T CALL ME LIMA BEAN!

I get the occasional irate email from those who don’t appreciate the way I greet them in my newsletters. I mean, some folks get incensed. Case in point: Ann, I am not a Lima Bean. Please don’t insult your readers. Just say, Hi, or Greeting…But don’t call me something...

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DEATH AND OTHER MOTIVATORS

Over the weekend, while I calculated author royalties for Summit Press, the publishing house I run, I came across an anomaly. A.J. Wasserstein’s book, written and published 4 years ago, had sold over 100 copies. This is eyebrow raising for one big reason: A.J....

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GOOD MORNING, SLACKER

Like a lot of overachievers, I hold myself to impossible standards.  It’s bought me a lot in life: it’s also created gratuitous stress. If you’ve landed in my world, chances are good that you can totally relate. This morning, even before my eyes...

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