Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

  This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young women who was traveling with her grandmother. As they engaged in pleasant conversation, the soldier and the young woman kept eyeing one another; the attraction was obviously … Continue reading Seize the Moment by Cher’ley


The Zen of Envelope Stuffing

This post by Jennifer Flaten   Today, at work, I spent 4 (yes, F-O-U-R) hours stuffing envelopes. My organization sends out a lot of mailings. We’re a nonprofit, and we often have volunteers handle the envelope stuffing and stamping, but my envelopes contained the YTD giving history for our donors. Since this is obviously confidential … Continue reading The Zen of Envelope Stuffing

Say Yes

This post by Jennifer Flaten Sometimes you just have to say yes to something and then worry about how you are going to make it work later. I have two examples of this. Last year, I got an opportunity to show my jewelry at a local, well-attended, well-established art fair. I’d applied earlier and been … Continue reading Say Yes

I’d Rather Be Unstoppable

This post by Jennifer Flaten   Have you seen the Unstoppable meme? The one with the T-Rex who has discovered the gripper claws, which will now extend his reach, thus making him unstoppable? I love that meme, so much that I have a both a T-shirt and a sweatshirt that have that meme on them. … Continue reading I’d Rather Be Unstoppable

When It Rains… by Erin Farwell

Last summer I embarked on a new venture as a freelance writer. It’s had its ups and downs but overall things have gone very well. I want to cut back a bit over the summer both to spend time with the kid and to work on my book. My daughter’s summer break started last week … Continue reading When It Rains… by Erin Farwell

Asking ‘Beets’ Assuming

This post by Jennifer Flaten   Remember how you’re taught that assuming something can make an a$$ out of you and me? Well, the result of my assuming wasn’t quite that bad, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth.   Let this serve as a cautionary tale.   Yesterday was staff lunch … Continue reading Asking ‘Beets’ Assuming


This post by Jennifer Flaten Why is it, the tasks you think will be the easiest frequently are the ones that give you the most trouble. Case in point, at my part-time job I am in charge of the year-end accounting work. Now, this is a new job for me (I started in July) but … Continue reading Overconfidence

Love What You Do

This post by Jennifer Flaten I don’t normally watch awards shows, but flipping through the TV channels on Sunday I caught a moment of the SAG awards. Specifically, Francis McDormand’s acceptance speech there she was on stage accepting her award for best actress in a mini-series for her performance in Olive Kitteridge. What caught my … Continue reading Love What You Do

Not worth the salt!

This post is by Nancy Jardine Who would have thought it! Salt isn’t all that good for me. When I was born, way back in history (i.e. the early 1950s) nobody told me that I shouldn’t eat too much salt. They didn’t tell my mother, either, so salt was added in cooking to make what … Continue reading Not worth the salt!

Working from home – an experiment

Since I started writing I've had the dream of becoming a full-time writer. Earning enough with my writing to cover all my bills with hopefully a little left over to splurge with once in a while. Through all the twenty years before I published I dreamed about being a stay at home writer. But on … Continue reading Working from home – an experiment