The WordPress Community Is As Real As Any Community I’ve Been a Part Of

I just finished reading a heartbreaking post from Sue Vincent, titled The Last Post?. Sue was diagnosed with incurable small cell lung cancer last September,  and spent much of last week in the hospital. As Sue writes: "It has been an interesting and informative journey on so many levels as familiar things have been stripped … Continue reading The WordPress Community Is As Real As Any Community I’ve Been a Part Of

You Can Do This, Jimmy

You've got this, Jimmy. You can write a blog post that people will find both informative and entertaining. You've come up with some good headlines in the past, Jimmy. You can do it again. Sorry, I was just trying to psyche myself up (for some unknown reason, when I refer to myself in the third … Continue reading You Can Do This, Jimmy

And I Thought I Was the Only One Having Trouble Reading During the Pandemic

The conditions seemed ideal. Extra time on my hands, and a set of books I received from my family members on my birthday. I had plans to do lots of reading, but for whatever reason, I was having trouble getting through the books. I felt like I had lost my motivation to read. And then … Continue reading And I Thought I Was the Only One Having Trouble Reading During the Pandemic

Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

We've all experienced frustrations, particularly over this past year. And many times, we don't respond in the healthiest of ways to such frustrations. Here are some examples of frustrations I've experienced this past year: I'm in the middle of a workout, and the next thing I know I'm laying in my driveway with two broken … Continue reading Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

Don’t Worry, I’ll Never Get Tired of It

It was a good week, thanks to Dan Ariely. I was able to use two letters from his advice column to create two posts. In case you missed it, here is the first one about putting your camera away when you are trying to create memories. And here is the second: Dear Dan, My fiancé … Continue reading Don’t Worry, I’ll Never Get Tired of It

A Wee Bit of Gaelic

Ar dtús, má tá tú á léamh seo i mBéarla, caithfidh tú bealach níos fearr a fháil chun do chuid ama a chaitheamh… Tá an post seo scríofa i nGaeilge na Gaeilge, teanga mo shinsir. Ná bíodh imní ort le do thoil é seo a chur isteach i Google translate; ní chomhlíonann sé fiú na … Continue reading A Wee Bit of Gaelic

Testing the “Peak-End” Rule

Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Total Assets = Total Liabilities plus Total Equity Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. Future value of a lump sum = Present value of the lump sum * [(1 plus the interest rate) raised to the number of years] Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah. Here is an email … Continue reading Testing the “Peak-End” Rule

Happy 35th anniversary!

Our oldest son reminded us that today is the 35th anniversary of the our family’s favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. He even sent us the first strip from November 18, 1985 in his text message which is shown below: I then went back through my old blog posts and I discovered that I also … Continue reading Happy 35th anniversary!

Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Most people think of confetti as associated with some sort of celebration like a parade or wedding. That is not the case with time confetti, a coin termed by Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, to describe all the small scraps of free time she experienced in a … Continue reading Is your day sprinkled with time confetti?

Uh-Oh. I Just Discovered a Feature on my iPad Kindle App…

Some readers of my blog may recall that for my birthday this year I asked my wife and sons to each gift me a book that they really liked. The first book I randomly chose to read was Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory … Continue reading Uh-Oh. I Just Discovered a Feature on my iPad Kindle App…