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Attending a Conference: Seven Things You Must Know

May 24, 2012


So you’re going to a conference, or just left one, and wonder how you can make the best of your time, or are wondering if you just got the most out of your time. I have been involved with the DFW Writers’ Conference for over 3 years now and have some insight for you, not […]

Confessions of a Writers’ Conference Director

May 21, 2012


“You’re gonna cry.” That’s what one of my friends who runs conferences told me. She said I would cry after the conference was over. As in, such a relief of the build up and the tension and the COMPLETION all rolled into one. You hold it together for over a year, and then…then, there’s nothing […]

Standing Desk Experiment –Week Two Update

May 11, 2012


Yes, I am still standing. I don’t think I’m completely used to it yet. I still have to sit many times during the day, and my legs feel like logs as I go home. Overall though, it’s not too bad. I feel strange if I’m NOT standing. My posture is better. If I don’t stand […]

…THIS is American President!

May 10, 2012


We need a new way to elect politicians in this country. The primaries and caucuses for electing candidates is slow, laborious and takes up too much time.  It is also self-defeating. See, the first 4 or 5 states where they primaries are held, aren’t even the most populous states, and yet, they weed out politicians […]

Beastie Boys–My Tribute to M.C.A

May 4, 2012


I remember it well. I was 18 years old. Still in high school. I heard Brass Monkey and thought it was the most kick ass song I’d ever heard. I went and bought the cassette tape of Licensed to Ill and WORE IT OUT. I had to go buy another one after that. It was […]

Standing Desk Experiment –Week One Update

May 4, 2012


I’ve been reading a lot of info lately about how bad it is for people to sit all day. As in, it will KILL you. Well, I sit at a desk all day and then sit at a desk all night. During the day, as an IT manager, I am doing reports, looking at data, […]