( culture / quotes / advice ) It doesn't have to be great, but it DOES have to be FINISHED. -- William Arthur Holmes
UPDATE: ...and then I saw where Lee Child had a similar but better quote: "Don't get it right, get it written!"... read more
( culture / writing / books / advice ) Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does.
Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing? Wouldn't be the first time.
As I told these guys in the job interview, If you're wondering wh... read more
( education / tech / advice ) A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See video here.
It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on www.gene ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask "old people" for their advice.
via mahathir-marin-fin ... read more
( life / travel / advice ) The Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don't rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous.
"What Countries Give You The Most Respect, T... read more
( life / help / advice ) I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself.
It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some ... read more
( life / health / advice ) STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. The stroke vi... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) A writer's narrative perspective (their voice, or, how they come across to their reader) must be: This is me talking to you.That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.It's not: This is me 100 years ago speaking in a classical voice.It's not: Speaking as if from professor to student or from adult to child.It's not: Thi... read more
( life / help / advice ) Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:
via Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today.
"In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMa... read more
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"FIJA works to inform potential jurors...
of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws
that they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse door
that they cannot be punished for t... read more
( education / news / politics / advice ) via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?.
"... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacceptable under any circumstances, but can only be sold with endless fear-mongering about terrorism. So it's a win-win-win, except for the... read more
( culture / writing / advice / internet ) I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's TribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to guest post on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, by the way.
So, if you want to post something ... read more
( culture / writing / advice / novels ) Good article for writers.
via Your Novel Blueprint WritersDigest.com
"Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming ...... read more
( life / help / advice ) To anyone teaching or raising kids, of any age, here's some advice recently (2011) dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real w ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More.
These rules totally go against every prescription for writing success you'll hear as a young new writer from all quarters... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer?
ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, here's how.... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where you can move messages to reduce th ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about an hour prior to the scheduled time to ask a ques... read more
( life / help / advice ) You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:
People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it.
Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising above it doesn't always work... read more
( life / help / advice )
Good adviceRecommended reading and action.A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company. The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your check book they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your f... read more
( life / help / advice ) Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up... read more