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Beyond The Wall — A Ghoulish Tale by Ambrose Bierce

Dear Readers: This story represents a departure in that it was written not by me, but by someone who lived and died in the last century. Happy Halloween.  Many years ago, on my way from Hong Kong to New York, I passed a week in San Francisco. A long time had gone by since I […]

Notches on the Bedpost: Unexpected Lessons Learned from Submitting Writing to LitMags Every Day

Originally posted on Lightning Droplets:
Earlier this summer, I was inspired by the devilish number 66 on a list of The 100 Best Ways to Become a Better Writer.  Rack up rejections.  The phrasing and sentiment behind the idea played over and over in my mind and I was captivated by it.  I started imagining…

Recruiters: You’re 20 Minutes Away From Being More Findable On LinkedIn

Top talent knows that LinkedIn is a great research tool. If you have 20 minutes, you can make yourself easier to find. For the first step, all you need is plain old pen and paper. Write down several words that reflect your particular recruitment focus. Functional examples: administration, accounting, clerical, receptionist, sales Industry examples: pharmaceutical, […]

iTunes Is For Learners. Wait. What?

We all know iTunes has taken some serious heat about being difficult to use and has even been called bloatware due to it’s expansion from a program that plays media to an e-commerce and marketing platform. All negativity aside, I’m really impressed with the learning opportunities that are now available on iTunes. iTunesU Here are […]

Should I Send LinkedIn Invitations To Recruiters?

Recruiters love LinkedIn. In fact, if a recruiter finds your resume on Monster or Workopolis, there’s a good chance they’ll also look you up on LinkedIn. Does that mean job seekers should send connection invitations to recruiters they don’t know? The answer is yes — and no.

Thanks, Mom

Our Mom gave us the most wonderful gifts — a love of reading and a thirst for pragmatic knowledge. I reminded her today of the time she and Dad decided a bathroom window needed to be replaced. Dad can rebuild your car’s engine, change the oil, and give it a wash and wax before you’ve […]

The Courage to be Imperfect

Courage has nothing to do with bravery and everything to do with living your life with heart. It means admitting mistakes and dropping the “take me as I am” approach in favour of being vulnerable and open to change.    

Best Christmas Day Tweets 2012

One of my most popular posts of all time is a list of Christmas tweets I put together in 2010. Here’s my 2012 update. Some are touching, some are funny. The last one is for my more intellectual friends. I am looking forward to my breakfast with Mrs Claus, it will make a change from […]


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