Ruminations on Self-Employment: Staying Upbeat… or, not.

One of my old Regional Managers, back when I worked at a Big Box Bookstore, used to say that “energy comes from the top.” Meaning, the cashiers aren’t going to be happy unless the department heads are happy, the department heads aren’t happy unless the assistant managers are happy, and the assistant managers aren’t going…

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Five phrases I’ve taken to heart

There is nothing neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so. Shakespeare, from Hamlet. I think that’s true. A lot of what happens around, to, or because of us is always colored by our perception. Is what’s happening to you now genuinely wretched? Or just frustrating? It may be an irritating event (work stress,…

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Wednesday, April 11th

Back when I took the Intro to Sewing class, I decided to strike while the iron was hot (so to speak) and made space in our little library for my sewing machine. That meant moving the random pile of boxes that was in there, but now I don’t have time to sort through those boxes…

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