Category: "Skill Building"

Deception in the Wind

June 19th, 2015
Finally we got a chance to comfortably put our kayaks in the water. My husband and I had been visiting the Finger Lakes region of New York for days, hoping the weather would improve. Our bags were packed with warm-weather clothes (shorts, tanks,… more »

Lost Without Recollection

April 17th, 2015
Here comes another attack on technology. I can't help myself; things have gotten absurd. It's not that the tool isn't good. For the right application, it can be very useful. However, like buying a field mower to maintain a center-city plot of grass,… more »

A Sense of Accomplishment

January 23rd, 2015
New ideas give me a rush. They flood in and overwhelm all other thoughts, consuming my ability to focus on whatever task I was doing at the time. To make the most of a good idea when it comes, I drop the mundane and chase the possibilities. more »

A Path to Health and Connection

October 24th, 2014
Do you wish you got more exercise? Do you wish you had more time to yourself? Do you wish you could escape once in a while? There is a phenomena in American culture: we don't do the things we know we need to. No matter how much we understand the value… more »

Stop Telling Me What to Do

October 10th, 2014
When my husband frames a good suggestion in a directive statement such as "Eat that yummy casserole in the fridge," I jokingly respond, "Don't Tell Me What to Do." But almost every day, on the other end of the email, strangers get me saying the same thing in earnest. more »