Category Archives: achieving your dream

Do What You Can See

Sometimes the students in my writing classes really struggle to write an essay.  Sometimes people stare at the blank page, trying to write the first word of the first sentence of the introduction.  Also, sometimes people try to figure out … Continue reading

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“Smooth is Fast”

“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.” I find some wisdom in this even though I haven’t nailed down the original source or context. When I rush anything, I tend to mess it up.  Then I have to undo it.  … Continue reading

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Maybe Greedy

Maybe I’m greedy. I want a sustainable house (generate electricity, get water, and grow most of my own food in eco-friendly, low-cost ways). The sustainable house and acre or two would would reduce my needs at retirement. I’d of course … Continue reading

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Wishing You Well

Usually I bring a story with a bit of wisdom… often gathered the hard way.  I don’t have any insight to share today, so I’m wishing you well instead.  Peace and happiness to you as you work towards your goals!

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Ride a Bike, Meet the World

I stumbled across a BBC World News article about a doctor who spent six years cycling around the world.  Dr. Fabes took airplane trips between continents, but otherwise rode his bike.  He saw a lot, and met a lot of … Continue reading

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New Semester

The new semester starts tomorrow.   I teach a lot of freshman composition at community college, and very, very few people are excited to take English.  But most of them are there to pursue a dream and achieve a goal.  … Continue reading

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Detours

People can almost always try one more thing. Just when I thought I couldn’t do anything else, I found one more thing to try. Will it work? Who knows. But if it doesn’t, I will have found something else that … Continue reading

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Obstacles Happen

I’ve bounced off some obstacles lately.  This post helped me remember that obstacles are a chance to learn and try again.  No one is likely to care more about my dreams than I do, so it’s up to me.  Or … Continue reading

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When Frustrated with Try, Try Again

          “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall,” wrote Oliver Goldsmith. I like this quote because sometimes I fall down a lot… I’ve spent a lot of time this week wondering if I should continue … Continue reading

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Vid Clip from Celebrate Your Wins

You can watch a short video clip of a passage from my book Celebrate Your Wins: Steps to More Happiness and Productivity.  Check it out on YouTube.  Big shout out to Jocelyn for her technical wizardry to make the vid!

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