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Time for Jack O Lantern?

work by Jeremy Mayer
Look what I found! I was fishing around looking for replicas of 'dodads' I've plucked on over the decades. You know… the contraptions where I lost fingernails typing with one hand, got most of my wrist sprains hitting that return lever, and other such injuries operating those old clunkers when I came across this mysterious arrangement. Look at it. What is it? I couldn’t help but think…PERFECT! I don't even have to go through the whole nightmarish story. This picture just about explains it all. And after visiting the webpage, where the work of art is hosted, it actually happens to fall right in line with the occasion. I think I like this one even better than pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. But then what can be said but, I love art!

Keeping Balanced

This one morning, in the mind sweltering stages of wrapping up three projects, I woke up in earnest need to find a pacifying read. And not that the three pieces I worked on weren’t the most pleasing and gratifying to write and read, it was the work around the work causing me to see doubles. I didn’t have to ask around. I needed something soothing my eyes hadn’t seen before, to read.
First I surfed the Net, coming up with… 10 Cool Things No One Tells You About Getting Older.
…loved the article, except I wanted more. …More as in a solid story to follow. Normally I keep away from radical reading during this time. Heavy reading I do during off-peak seasons. Needing this instant reprieve, I looked over at my desk. A stack of books faced me. The ones next up to read. I started flipping through them, looking for a short, straightforward, sweet interesting one. And of course, it had to be a memoir. Fiction I strictly reserve for off-peak moments. Other genres simply wouldn’t offset the mood I …

Multi-tasking

I want to call myself a pro at it...multi-tasking that is... but then I remember a few real pros that have an edge on me. So I'll just say I work hard at doing many things at once. That's what this post is about. How I want to blog more, but in doing many things at once I have to prioritize what happens in what order, and what percentage of time I devote to each task...and this one is the key...each task must meet some criteria of success. (Of course) that criteria is by my own gauge since the term success is self-defined.
For Instance, capturing one busy 'successful' day in hula-hoop fashion.
I've set the bar at writing at least 5000 words on one piece a day. The clothes must be washed. Respond to email. Make dinner. (We had homemade tacos this night). Trip to the post office. Surf for at least five other articles of interest to read, plus purchase at least three books by authors I've never read along with posting on at least three of my blogs, five preferably. …