• Identity, Values, & Worth

    On Being Real

    I’ve played the game. I’ve attempted to do all of the things that others say are “best practices” (do this, not that), and I’ve carefully organized my information, and only shown what (supposedly) needs to be shown.   And I was miserable. I was dizzy from all of the conflicting advice. One site said to do it this way, while another said that that way is wrong, and I should do it the opposite way. No one could seem to agree. My gut led me here … to radical authenticity, regardless of what “they” say. People can always sense when you’re putting on a “mask”, or pretending, or trying to…

  • Identity, Values, & Worth

    Do We Have These in Common?

    Just for fun, let’s see how many things we have in common, shall we?   STATIONARY STORE JUNKIE I absolutely love stationary stores! One of my earliest memories includes going to the stationary store with my Dad, and watching as he chose new markers (Dad was a sketch artist for the police department, back then). He had a whole bin full of different markers at home, and I do believe I got my love of browsing these stores from him. PEN PARTICULARS I’m very particular about the pens I use. My favorites are the Bic Cristal (usually blue). They write smoothly, don’t usually leave any smudges or ink drops, and they’re…