Get Hemingway in your Corner

Since November, I’ve been using a secret weapon to edit my blog posts.  It’s made my writing tighter and easier to read.  It’s available 24/7.  And it’s free! It’s called The Hemingway Editor.  There’s a paid version that you can download.  But the online version is free. The awesome thing about is that it’s so…

Temper Temper

I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting a bit grumpy at work.  I go in phases where I get annoyed with the people I’m supposed to help.  I work on a Help Desk and sometimes people drive me crazy! For the user, they’re having a problem that’s preventing them from working.  So, they want help…

Resisting Resistance

I was thinking about Seth Godin and what he says about writer’s block.  He says he writes how he speaks, and that people rarely have trouble talking.  We don’t suffer from Talker’s Block.  There might be a silence or pause here and there, but conversation flows.  For some reason, when there’s a blank piece of…

Pandemic Pondering

There’s a diner near us that we go to every now and then.  At least, we used to before the pandemic. Dave, the waiter, would always greet us.  He would would joke with us.  Tease us.  And chat with us. Occasionally, we’d bump into him outside of the restaurant, too. We liked Dave. Today, we…

Can Goal Setting be a bad thing?

I’m still working my way through The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman. And just finished the chapter “Goal Crazy”.  Burkeman suggests that we have an unhealthy focus on goal setting.  He suggests that the dark side of goal setting can lead to destructive behaviours and even death. He makes reference to the 1996 disaster at Mount…