Robin's Nest in watercolor and ink sketch

It’s a fresh start & a new beginning.

Life is change, whether we want it or not. And as the Three Laws of Thermodynamics teach us, we either expend energy on growth and renewal, or entropy wins (because entropy tends toward maximum). We can’t control our lives; we can only control our response to the events in our lives.

So this site is about change. Identifying the changes we want; and dealing with the unexpected (and often unwanted ) changes in our lives, ourselves, and our work. And it’s about my journey starting over at 68, growing personally and artistically with my cats — hopefully in Portugal.

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Recent Posts

Isolation Is the Dream-killer, Not Your Rotten Attitude

If you can’t take the 18 minutes to watch Barbara Sher’s TedxPrague talk, at least take 2-3 minutes to read the summary of her Success Team concept and learn how to make your dreams come true. (Not kidding. Not metaphysical hooey. Based on the value of connections.)

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A Very Brief History of Fanzines

A Very Brief History of Fanzines

First, apologies for the production quality. (Curse you, Apple developers! You haven't fixed the audio syncing problem with exporting a Keynote slideshow to video since 2003!) However, I have also created a PDF download (below) for reading. And yes, there are some...

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5 Ways to Be Productive When Your Brain Says “No!”

Some times my brain rebels. It merely wraps itself in a fluffy blanket and says “I’m taking a break.” A common problem during the long, grey days of winter when my brain gets lost in the fog after only an hour or two of work. Therefore, I feel the need to get things...

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How SMART Are Your Goals?

Roughly 40% of the population make New Year's Resolutions. The most popular New Year's Resolutions (in no particular order) are: lose weight, get in shape, spend less (or save more), and make more money. All worthy aspirations. However, they aren't SMART goals. And...

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