Category Archives: Success in Life

Kirkpatrick wisdom

The more research I do into the Kirkpatrick clan, the more I love and respect ‘em. No doubt there were exceptions, but for the most part I’m finding tales of love, strength, dignity and loyalty. Those who knew them seemed to be unwaveringly devoted to them. The Kirkpatricks as a … [read]

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My 6 steps to gittin’ ‘er done

A repost from an old blog of mine that still has a lot of valuable advice in it. I should follow my own advice! ;) I am sitting here in my office, feeling only slightly less overwhelmed than I did yesterday. I feel scattered, with several things I want to … [read]

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It’s official: multitasking will muddle your brain

Here’s some more on the multitasking front, proving that once again, I’m right. (When will you people LEARN?) This new article talks about tests someone did on students who multitask the most and those who multitask the least. In every test, students who spent less time simultaneously reading e-mail, surfing … [read]

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Kismet

[kiz-met], noun – fate; destiny. Source: dictionary.com I have thought about writing as a career choice off and on for years. I’ve dabbled a bit here and there and even got published once or twice. But I have never taken that BIG step to writership. Today I found this little … [read]

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Pay attention: multitasking is highly overrated

I used to have a young, upwardly-mobile coworker who took great pride in her “multitasking” abilities. She would type while she was talking on the phone, at the same time keeping an eye on her instant messaging and what was going on in the office around her. Whenever I talked … [read]

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Six rules for Internet dating

I was talking to someone the other day about Internet relationships and how “safe” they are – or not. I think people were surprised to know that I have had a few such relationships that began online, the last of which has provided me with a dozen or so years … [read]

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Achievement

To have lived well, Laughed often and loved much; To have gained the respect Of intelligent men And the love of children; To have filled a niche And accomplished a task; To have left the world better – Whether by an improved poppy, A perfect poem or a rescued soul; … [read]

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Sir Richard’s thoughts on success

Sometimes you just can’t think of something to write, right?  So I dug up an old post from last year.  Enjoy! Originally posted March 2007: Sir Richard Branson is someone I admire for his daringness, adventurousness and smarts. I devoured his biography last year (it reads like an adventure novel) … [read]

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Light Up The World

A couple of days after writing the previous post I was walking through Bankers Hall on my lunch break when I came across a little booth. On the table I saw a small solar panel attached to what looked like a tiny car battery and some lights. I had almost … [read]

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Summiting Jumping Pound Mountain

The surprise birthday party would have made my weekend complete in itself. However, the next day I decided to join Holly and Isaac (#2 and #4 offspring) hiking in Kananaskis. It was a stunningly beautiful fall day and I figured I’d better get out there while the getting was good. … [read]

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