Archive for July, 2011

How to Change a Bad Attitude

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I believe in the power of a positive attitude. I also believe that knowing a positive attitude has the potential to affect change in your life is one thing – and changing a negative attitude is a completely other thing, a thing that is often easier said than done. A negative attitude, especially when it’s […]


My Fear of Being Wrong

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Let’s chalk this up to: lessons I thought I already learned but oh! look! here I am having to learn them all over again! I am terrified of being wrong. I’m not in love with the idea of being right; I really get very little satisfaction at this point in my life from the act […]


Happiness Highlights from Philadelphia

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I’ve been to Philadelphia once before, and the impression of the “City of Brotherly Love” I left with was that there was very little love in the city at all. I remember beautiful architecture and inspiring stories of our Founding Fathers, but the locals I met were mostly rude. Because of that visit a few […]


The Determination to Tell a Story

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I was introduced to Jane Devin by Deb. We were discussing business on the phone one day and she mentioned that another blog had recently finished her own year-long tour of the United States, only she’d done it alone and in a car. Deb warned me that Jane hadn’t discovered any patriotic utopia on her […]


Today I Choose Enough

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

For the first time since I began freelance writing a few years ago, I’m having a slow month. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’m usually working too much, battling too many deadlines too close to the wire. I work a lot; it’s just what I do. And now all […]