Tag Archives: The JBE
I’m not a scientist. In fact, science and exactitude aren’t my strong suits. I love ideas, and embrace the artistic side of things. Much of my life (even during this last decade of reinvention, since I began figuring things out) … Continue reading
I lost a training bid to teach technical writing to someone with a PhD. I learned to write by writing. I’ve written something almost everyday for the past 10 years, have three books in print (and a fourth on the … Continue reading
Is it nature or nurture? Are we a product of where we’re from, or can life’s lessons mold and shape who we become? I wonder about all of this from time to time, especially when I’m living inside my head.
When I first dipped a tentative toe into the South Portland Municipal Pool on February 14, I wasn’t expecting much. Actually, I figured that things would go so poorly that I’d have an excuse to quit, although I’m not really … Continue reading
People are busy; I gather this because whenever I ask them how they are, they often say, “busy.” We live in busy times and there’s no way back from here. Writing takes time, but what happens when you are so … Continue reading
I believe that honesty, hard work, and being genuine will ultimately win out in just about everything we do that has any lasting value. That said, there will be times when no matter how hard you try, and regardless of … Continue reading
I know several people that are always amped up about some major public issue. It might be guns, Obamacare, tax policy, the governor’s latest stupid statement…pick the poison. Here’s the thing I’ve learned. None of these people can affect a … Continue reading
When we were young, we became familiar with the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” It is one of Aesop’s Fables and is numbered 210 on the Perry Index for those who care about these things. The moral of … Continue reading
Last night, I watched a press conference by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. If this was a comedy sketch, it couldn’t have been funnier. It wasn’t. I posted the video in my previous JBE post, so check it out.