Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leap Year

This year February has 29 days, so you get an “extra” day for 2012. What would you do if you suddenly found 24 hours you didn’t have before? Would you work more? Exercise? Spend time with people you care about? … Continue reading

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finish what you start

Craig Jarrow, the author of Time Management Ninja, posted some great tips on finishing projects.  His ideas are useful for big projects and everyday tasks.  One of my favorites is Resist Starting Other Tasks There is always going to be … Continue reading

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Presidents Day

Originally two holidays, celebrating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. At some point, retailers began to use the holiday as a marketing ploy and it’s become just another … Continue reading

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support your independent book store

Tomorrow night I will be speaking and signing books at  Kensington Row Book Shop  as part of the town of Kensington’s Third Thursday celebration. Independent book stores are a vital part of the community and they face increasing challenges to their continued … Continue reading

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Alternative Valentine gifts

Nothing says “I love you” better than a thoughtful gesture.  This year, save money and the agony of finding the right Valentines Day gift.  Give the gift of yourself, instead.  Here are some ideas: Take on a chore that the … Continue reading

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what would lincoln say?

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is next Monday, February 12. He is legendary for his eloquent speech, integrity and courage, as well as for his success despite the fact that he had little formal education. Lincoln liked to tell stories to explain … Continue reading

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Remembering to do the Occasionals

Periodically I realize that I need to do something like dust the bathroom light fixtures or the tops of the doors or pictures.  These aren’t chores I do regularly and I tend not to think about them until I notice … Continue reading

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