Monthly Archives: April 2013

Quote – Set Your Direction

Before you can make progress on any project, you need to set a course, make a plan. If we don’t change the direction we’re headed, we will end up where we are going. – Chinese proverb Do you know where … Continue reading

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productivity roundup

It seems that everyone is interested in increasing productivity, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that so many people write about it. Here are some recent articles with ideas to help you improve your productivity: Relaxation boosts productivity from … Continue reading

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National TV-Free Week

Photo by suphakit73 TV-Free Week started back in 1994, as a way to encourage people to watch less TV and to enjoy other activities. Now that you can watch TV on a host of electronic devices with screens, the event … Continue reading

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zen of polishing silver

My mother moved recently and one of the (many) things she didn’t take was her silver flatware. It became one of the (many) things I took home that I didn’t really want. Some of the pieces were blackened with tarnish … Continue reading

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Let Go of Clutter by Organizing Your Files

The third week in April is Organize Your Files Week.  This year, that week starts on April 15, which is a good time to sort out all the paperwork you have from filing your taxes. Consider what other paperwork you … Continue reading

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love your library

Next week is National Library Week. I have proclaimed my devotion to the public library many times on this blog. My most recent “get” was a copy of Herman Wouk’s The Lawgiver, which I finished in three days of compulsive … Continue reading

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True Confessions: Sometimes I Leave Dishes in the Sink

 Photo by koratmember Sometimes I eat dry cereal because I didn’t buy milk. Sometimes I go for weeks without vacuuming. I rarely dust.Sometimes I leave once-worn clothes on the bedroom chair for a few days before putting them away.As … Continue reading

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