Aaaah! What a Relief!

Aaaah! What a relief! I love the holidays, but I sure am happy when they’re finally over. No more shopping, no more wrapping, no more rushing, hustle and bustle. Aaaah, now we can just relax. We did have one unfortunately incident this week. Ali turned 13…

When People Say Stupid Things in Emails

What’s the golden rule about speaking out in anger? Count to 10 before you open your mouth. This is true in personal relationships as well as in business. When someone angers me, I not only count to 10 before I open my mouth, but I also count to 10 before I start replying to their email. I then put that email on hold for a day or so to give myself the chance to reread my comments when I’m in a calmer frame of mind.
In the past week, I have received emails and copies of emails that contained extremely abusive comments…


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J. Phillips

Publish An Ebook In 2004!

By Diane S. Craver
Author of How To Run A Profitable Preschool Without The Hassle
Although I loved having a preschool, I didn’t want to do this again at this point in my life. However, her comment did make me realize that maybe there could be young mothers now in similar situations that I had been in years ago. I decided to write a short book, giving the necessary information for anyone to start their own preschool home business. My ebook, How To Run A Profitable Preschool Without The Hassle, has been a positive experience.

“Can My Family Sue Me?”

I have a million story ideas, many of them based upon my own wonderful (and dysfunctional) family or my wonderful (and dysfunctional) friends and relationships. I am scared to use this material, as I suspect the origin of my ideas will be obvious. How do you use this incredibly valuable and fascinating material without offending everyone you love?

Stuck In The Subway Turnstile

Our mini-holiday vacation by train to Boston was super! We ate gobs of good food, froze our rear ends off while walking everywhere, and collapsed in a fit of giggles when Ali got her suitcase handle stuck in the subway turnstile…

The Wrong Way to Promote Your Book By Gary D. Robson

Often, a new writer will come up with innovative “out-of-the-box” ideas for promoting a book without realizing that (a) they may actually hurt sales and (b) it’s been done many times before. “Scam” is probably too harsh a word for many of these ideas, but some of them are downright unethical and illegal. That’s what we’ll focus on in this article.

Meteor and Snow Showers!

Well, we had quite a magical, celestial evening on Friday night!
On the way home from dinner, with a wind chill below zero outside and Christmas music piping through the speakers in the van inside, Frank suddenly yelled from the backseat, “I just saw a white light shoot through the sky!”
We all got excited and started looking out all the windows, but we didn’t see anything else…yet. A few minutes later, Richard and I were sitting in the front and, out of space (literally), a green ball of light shot out of the sky and appeared to travel…

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