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Sing your heart

This may seem a little morbid but this birthday has held a strange fascination for me. Maybe even the whole next year of my life. At age 48 – my age now – my dad died from heart disease. His father and sister died of heart-related sickness as well. It’s a family thing. At age 38, I was diagnosed with one of the contributing factors of his death, a weird cholesterol thing where you have decent cholesterol but you don’t have the part that scrubs out the bad stuff. So you can be “healthy” but get clogged arteries. The diagnosis left me with a strong sense of mortality and a desire to make the rest of my life count for something. A sense that I might have a much shorter time here than I’d thought. I don’t know what’s in store for me but I do know that I’m not waiting any more. Why not take chances? Why not choose love over the cold comfort of pride? Why not play the fool? Why not dance? Why not cry?
Life’s too short. There are no guarantees, no unbreachable security or safety. And there’s no sense in waiting for tomorrow. Tomorrow wasn’t promised to anyone and you just grow old waiting for it. Sing your heart, speak your truth and live.


Follow Your North Star

This past month has been one where I’ve felt a little lost, even while I felt like I knew exactly where I was going. I did all the ‘right’ things; crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s but I felt a little empty and inadequate at the end of every day. Too much on my plate and no brakes to say ‘no.’ I was sorry every week to miss the opportunity to say ‘Hey’ to you guys.


Don’t Fear the Egg

This week has been cold and rainy and a little grey. And this is the week that Annie, our giant chicken, laid her first egg. It was a little alarming for her and her chicken friend, Lucy and they clucked the whole time.


Love Thy Frickin’ Self

I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.

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Tech Tip: iPhone Precision Keyboard Cursor

Selecting text on my iPhone has always been frustrating, but it’s been especially so since they stopped magnifying the text when you long press it. What I didn’t know, until recently, is that Apple updated the way the cursor works in iOS 12 — two years ago!


Ants vs Owl

None of us is the yogi on the mountain or the unflappable guru. We’ve got lives and reactions to life, families, businesses, emergencies and troubles.

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Tech Tip: Remove Text Formatting in Windows

Do you ever have a need to remove formatting from text before pasting it into Word or some other document software? I do this all the time in my design work, and I needed a way to do this in Windows 10.

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