Hi Everyone! I wrote about some productive procrastination tools for NaNoWriMo over on the Wordsmith Studio Site. I hope you’ll take a peak and let me know what other tools you use for productive procrastination. Have a great day!
Hi Everyone! I wrote about my third experience with the 3-Day Novel over on the Wordsmith Studio Site. I hope you’ll take a peak and let me know if you think it’s something you would or wouldn’t do, and why. Have a great day!
Remembering Joy I bought a bicycle last week. It’s a beautiful and inexpensive 1950’s single speed replica, but it’s all I need. I live near Lake Ontario, and I wanted to take advantage of the lakeshore bike routes this summer, though I’m terrified of riding through the city. I haven’t cycled since I was 14, […]
I don’t know why she swallowed that fly. My job feels sometimes like I’m chasing down the logic behind decisions. We switched our software at work from a 2-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD) software program to a more robust and intelligent building information modeling (BIM) program. It’s an interesting change, making you think about the building […]
Global News is airing a week of segments on Children’s Mental Health, sponsored by RBC Children’s Mental Health Project. Monday’s segment: Young Minds: Stress, Anxiety Plaguing Canadian Youth; is available online, with video links. The comments in the written article are interesting. I can understand why mental health is still considered ‘taboo’. With critics blaming […]
Ever since I saw the explosions on Monday, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you, and the four months we spent together nearly 10 years ago. In fall 2003, you embraced me as I worked for an architecture firm in your downtown area. You gave me coworkers who cared about me, which was […]
This post is one in a series of Anniversary posts for Wordsmith Studio (WSS). Last year we joined Robert Lee Brewer’s April Platform Challenge on his blog and united to create a community of writers who support each other. I have a confession to make. I’m doing it again, one bit at a time. building […]
What’s in a job title? I am not looking for a job. I really enjoy working for my current firm. However, like any good social networker, I maintain my LinkedIn profile. Because I am open to connections, weekly I get emails on current job postings that might be available to me, like the ones in […]
I’ve been home sick, and rather than watch the entire Downton Abbey Series, I fell into the world of Investigation Discovery (ID) Canada. This true crime drama channel, which has shows on crime, police, missing persons, and revenge. I prefer watching some of those shows to the crime dramas like CSI (any version) because the […]
First, I’d like to apologize for setting aside my online presence for a while. I’ve been soul-searching about my life, its direction and it’s taken its toll on my blogs (both here and at Circadian Design. There are going to be a number of changes to this site, likely culminating in merging the two together. […]
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) started just over 4 days ago. While I feel like I’m not doing too badly with my word count, I know from last year’s attempt that it takes very little to lose the contest by not having enough words at the end of the month. Last year I was a newlywed, […]
The My Name is Not Bob April Platform Challenge has been both encouraging and challenging. If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted on it lately, it’s because I’ve been joining things like Google+, rediscovering Hootsuite, networking with others, participating in twitter chats, and actually writing blogs with ‘Calls to Action’ at the end. So far […]
I first started my LinkedIn account in 2008, when I was afraid that my job would expire in the economic downturn. I’ve seen LinkedIn grow and change over the last four years, in some good and some bad ways. Sunday’s April Platform Challenge involved setting up a LinkedIn profile. Reading the comments, I realized that […]
Its been a busy weekend so of course doing the April Platform Challenge has been difficult. Thankfully the last few challenges have been pretty straight-forward, so I’ve combined them into 1 post. Day 5’s Challenge: For today’s task, create a blog. You can use Blogger, WordPress, orTumblr. In fact, you can use another blogging platform if you […]
As you’ve read, I’m going to see how far I can make it with Robert Lee Brewer’s April Platform Challenge. This will be tough: a full-time job, no computer at work because I’ll be on site for the next month doing deficiency reviews, a course with an assignment due and an exam this month, plus […]