The Power of NO

In the last decade, a plethora of business and self- improvement books have cropped up – all either extolling the virtues of saying yes or purporting to teach you how to get others to say yes to you. Always the contrarian, I’m going to spend some time explaining why saying ‘no’ has opened my life… Continue reading The Power of NO

Word Wednesday: Storms of Historic Proportions

This is what I think of every time I hear the words 'historical hurricane'.

It’s been awhile since I got really pedantic on here but it’s happening today. I was going to write this post last week but then decided that the issue really wasn’t *that* bad and just ranted a bit to some Facebook friends. In the past two days however, I’ve heard the phrase “historical storms” at… Continue reading Word Wednesday: Storms of Historic Proportions

Word Wednesday – Break Time

I’ve been neglecting the blog a little recently, partly because I haven’t had a word that I wanted to write about and a couple of the other pieces percolating in my brain haven’t worked out and partly because I’ve been busy writing for other people and reading for myself. My little word book has been… Continue reading Word Wednesday – Break Time

Word Wednesday: I’m a Logophile and I’m Okay

This button pretty much says it all

First off, I’m sorry if I gave you a Monty Python earworm with the title. Actually no, I’m not sorry since the lumberjack song is one of my favourite Monty Python songs and if you haven’t heard it you need to go and click on the link right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. It isn’t… Continue reading Word Wednesday: I’m a Logophile and I’m Okay

Word Wednesday – Autumnal thoughts

I took this photo last year - and it wasn't even at the height of the colours yet!

Fall has arrived and with it fall weather – which is awesome (with the exception of leaves – which aren’t so awesome when  you’re highly allergic to leaf mold like I am). Cooler days and cool nights mean I’m sleeping better and can actually walk the dog in the middle of the day when he… Continue reading Word Wednesday – Autumnal thoughts