Dramatic Change

I woke up this morning with the feeling that I had forgotten something.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that I hadn’t yet written my post for today. Shame on me. It’s not like I haven’t had the time this week.  As you probably know, I am moving to a new company and a new job next week.  My current boss graciously gave me this week off to ease the mental transition.  Except, for some odd reason, I still ended up thinking about work every single day this week. It could be because I was still getting questions from my colleagues every day, I suppose.  It could also be because, until yesterday afternoon, I still had all my work […]

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Robert Jordan

As Terry already mentioned, Robert Jordan passed away this week.  This announcement caught me by complete surprise.  You see, I was one of those fans who visited his blog regularly to learn how his health was progressing.  His (and his friend’s and family’s) optimistic entries gave me hope that he would pull out of the terrible tailspin that his health was in. It really made me think about my own writing. But this article isn’t about me (for a change).  It’s about a modern writing master who never got the chance to finish his masterwork. I wasn’t always a fan of Robert Jordan, the man.  That was due to my own ignorance more than his lack.  I remember reading the first […]

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

I actually had a different topic in mind for this week but things have conspired to adjust my thinking.  Happily the events in question are good ones  . For the past several months I have been toiling (yes, that word accurately reflects my state of mind) at my job.  I’m usually one of those people who tries to bring an upbeat attitude to everything I do (don’t you just hate those people?), but lately that has been nigh on impossible.  I fight to get into a better frame of mind only to have it squashed by the first problem to come along. To say my boiling point was substantially lowered would be a MAJOR understatement.  In fact, it would be safe […]

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