Before radio buttons and “buy here”, Big 5 Trade Book Publishers used pinback buttons in their book promotions. Take a peek at my collection. Source: Big 5 Publishing Vintage Pinback Buttons
First I heard the bark, then I saw the big brownish-tan terrier coming after us. I raised my hands and said sternly, “NO, NO, NO,” and started to back away to cross to our side […]
The first time I made this cake it was on a whim. I had a few items in my pantry including a can of crushed pineapple. I put that phrase in a search engine, followed […]
It all begins with the character. The story has its genesis in the character. Without the character – there is no story. Having a problem with writing your novel? Return to the protagonist. If she’s […]
It’s hard to speak objectively about an intimate relationship once you’re out of it. And I was in one with United Airlines for about 8 years. When my supervisor pinned my wings, I don’t think I was more honored to join an organization.
By 2012, two years after the merger with Continental Airlines, the culture changed for both airlines and it was not for the best. Almost 4 years later, I took “French Leave” and did my best not to bear ill will towards my former employer. Unfortunately, it was just a matter of time for that toxic culture to become public.
I hung up the phone and immediately felt verklempt.
The caller told me someone recently helped him with his retirement fund. Now he wanted advice on the best way to continue receiving that help for cheap.
Insert -> Ah-Ha moment.
You can choose wisely, be an excellent decision-maker but when it comes to taking action, if you have no follow-through then it is all for naught. Can you count on yourself to do what’s best? […]
“The opposite of Hope is fear.”
Life is woven; it’s not linear. Yet, we engage life based on some imaginary biological clock’s progression. This is both redundant and presumptive. Proper living is making use of available resources regardless of what “socially […]