Just try.  Even if you mess up -- even if you mess up a LOT -- you'll learn.  Learn some basics and perfect them, then you can start to get fancier with your recipes.  Fresh-cooke...
You know the drill on proofreading and editing -- check your work, then check it again, then triple-check it. Here's the problem: the more you read your own work, the more your b...
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
I was in the RCMP for 25 years. In my earlier days, we tended to suppress the horrific incidents that we encountered. Nowadays they have proper critical incident therapy—but back ...
One of the best ways for me to find enthusiasm for a writing project or get new ideas or develop ideas is to talk to another person. Find a friend who is also a writer and discuss...
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Introducing your dog to your new baby shouldn't be a stressful event. These tips will help you prepare for introducing two of the most important "people" in your life.
I talked to an automotive repairman today about the necessity of getting a tune up. I had a horrible shaking problem with my own car that he stated I could have been avoided if I ...
I loved being around my football coaches. One thing I learned is that when someone stops barking at you and giving their two cents—whether that be your coach or even your boss—yo...
As an athlete I spend the majority of my life in tennis shoes, which leads to stinky, smelly, plain ol' nasty scented feet. To squelch the stench and save my room mates' olfactory...