Category Archives: encouragement

Cheap Therapy, I mean, Container Gardening

I was really frustrated earlier today.  No particular reason, even, just a collection of little aggravations at the tail-end of a great but long semester.  Restoring order to my little corner of the world helps, so I cleared some chores.  … 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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An Orderly World

In spare time, I’ve been playing a PC game called Creativerse, a sandbox game where players explore and sculpt the world.  (Most of the world consists of cubes which can removed, created, destroyed, and stacked.) There’s adventure: as I explore, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. Everyone living can imagine some way life could be better. (That’s part of what sets us apart from animals, I think, is our ability to imagine counter-to-reality situations and then decide if and how to try to achieve them.) … 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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Apolcalypse… NOT

When I first started container gardening, lots of people warned me about all the terrible things that would go wrong. Exaggerating only a little, here are some of the naysayers’ predictions: A Plague of Locusts Will Descend and Devour Your … Continue reading

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You Can Find My Latest Book on Amazon and Create Space

You can find my latest book on Amazon and Create Space.  Here are the links: Paperback Kindle/Ebook In the wide world of Amazon, if you’re searching by title, you may need to add part of the subtitle to distinguish it.  … Continue reading

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Track Your Progress

One of the ideas in my upcoming book is that sometimes it helps to list the progress that we make.  Without some way to track progress, we can feel like we’re just spinning our wheels.  This happens to me a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Wins Coming Soon!

I’ve run into a lot of brick walls, metaphorically, and learned a lot.  Celebrate Your Wins is a motivational book of advice that has grown out of those learning experiences.   Anyone looking to be happier or more productive could … Continue reading

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