Are Parents Giving Their Children Good Career Advice?

My son is entering high school next year. Not long ago he asked me if that was when he should start thinking about a career and it led to a long and interesting discussion. We talked about what sort of work he might find interesting and discussed how interests sometimes change over time. He asked […]

A Hard Lesson Learned

There is no substitute for life experience but having it doesn’t always prevent you from enjoying a hard lesson learned. Ask my kids and they’ll tell you they both got to experience that hard lesson but don’t expect them to smile and talk about the value in the lesson they learned yet. I am ok […]

Remember When All Phones Were ‘Dumb?’

Some pictures are worth more than a thousand words but I have yet to see a cellphone I considered to be worth a thousand dollars. I’d like to say that is tongue-in-cheek but I have been a part of several recent discussions in which people said they put down a grand to pick up a […]

Has Technology Rendered Homework Obsolete?

Sometimes my ten year-old asks me to tell her about the olden days and how we did things. “Daddy, what did you do a long, long time ago, like the ’80s when you had to do research for school?” “I rode my horse to town and parked it outside the library and asked Ms. Kitty […]

Write Something People Will Read

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage […]

What Kind Of Writer Are You?

The questions come fast and furious: What Kind of Writer Are You? How Would You Describe Yourself? Give Me a List of Your 5 Greatest Strengths & Weaknesses How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop Would you rather be Gandalf or Luke Skywalker? Ok, I haven’t been […]

Does Your Blog Need A Logo?

Does Your Blog Need A Logo? The answer to the question is yes, your blog needs a logo. It needs some kind of image that helps distinguish it from the others. There is an awful lot of noise out there and if you want to memorable and recognized a logo can go a long way […]

The Advantage Of Being Part of Generation X

I have been a part of several recent discussions about what benefits Generation Y and the Baby Boomers bring to the workplace and the world in general but none them spent much time talking about Generation X. Since I am part of Generation X I found myself wondering why my generation was left out of […]