Life Lessons

22 Feb 2017

Unsolicited Rejection (Letter)

By | February 22, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dear Ms. Henkle, Thank you for your interest and submission to work for CrossGen Comics. However, your submission to our company is not the style CrossGen is pursuing at the time. Good luck with all your future endeavors, CrossGen Comics Dear CrossGen Comics, Thank you kindly for the rejection letter. I am amused and puzzled as [...]

31 Jan 2017

The Thank You Note – Communication Made physical

By | January 31, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue. William Bennett (1943-) In these days of the instant message, Twitter, email and Facebook, there are those of us who still value the handwritten letter or note. The handwritten note has tremendous value over the simple emoji used in an instant message.  To [...]

25 Jan 2017

Do You feel Lucky? Never Underestimate luck in your life

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I enjoy reading the magazine Nautilus. Their monthly issue stories are thematic. This month's articles are all about Luck. There is an excellently good article about not taking luck for granted.  The article titled "Don't Tell your Friends Their are Lucky" written by Bob Henderson focuses on the chances and incidents that occur in our lives [...]

23 Jan 2017

Italian Time. My New Mindset

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“What time do we need to be there? Won’t we be late?” “No need to worry, we are on Italian Time.” “Sorry, what?” “The event starts when it starts . Meaning it will be late. That is guaranteed. People will mingle and visit. Then the presentation will start”, said my boy friend. That was exactly [...]

5 Dec 2016

Owning Time and Space

By | December 5, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." - Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) “I want to be like you when I retire.” This was said to me by the Megabus driver as I waited leisurely for my cousin’s bus to depart. To be honest I was not retired, just on [...]