The Duck and the Iceberg

The Duck and the Iceberg

The Duck and the Iceberg sounds like a parable, and I really wish I had a nice parable for you, but already today I've taken a shower, restarted my computer which keeps shutting itself down, researched what to do when your computer keeps shutting itself down, replied...

Follow ALL the Rules

Follow ALL the Rules

You have to be consistent. You have to set goals. You have to get organized. You need to create packages. You need to charge what you're worth. You have to communicate on a regular basis. You need to make 7 touches to make a sale. You have to make a sale. You have to...

The Gifts of Asking

The Gifts of Asking

Five years ago I was rear-ended on the way to meet the school bus to pick up my two kids and my sister’s son. I was dressed to the nines for an awards event, and I’d left my fancy purse with my phone in it at home, where I had a little bit more primping to do. Though...

The Unseen Angels of My Body

The Unseen Angels of My Body

Sometimes I see a photograph of myself and I'm surprised at how I look. "I didn't know that about myself," I say. Quietly. Sadly. Sometimes angrily. Once I saw a photo taken from behind in which I had an almost square back and upper arms like bratwursts. I thought it...

The Pernicious Influence of the Sixties

The Pernicious Influence of the Sixties

Sometimes I say some really stupid shit. In the vein of "you always hurt the one you love," the closer the person I'm talking about or to is to me, the stupider the shit. Recently, I was reminded of a really stupid thing I'd said about my husband Steve, and I relayed...

Pants Optional: A Memoir

Pants Optional: A Memoir

A parlor game we play in my circle is What's the Title of Your Autobiography? My husband: It's a Steve Thing, You Wouldn't Understand. My friend Jon: Can We Stop Here First? The J.D. Story. My father thought his memoir should be called The Man Who Couldn't [Dance the]...

I say what’s on my warped and unvarnished mind. I invite all readers to do the same.