Category Archives: Getting started

‘I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in’

Before he became a country music star, Kenny Rogers recorded a song with the First Edition called “Just Dropped In.” It’s a relic from the counterculture ‘60s with lyrics that don’t make a lot of sense, but I’ve always liked the refrain: “I … Continue reading

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The blogs that got away…

This month marks the third anniversary of The Wayward Journey. It seems like a good time to take stock of how far I’ve come on the Journey, but I think I’ll leave some of that reminiscing for another day. Instead, … Continue reading

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‘A great day lies ahead in the not-too-distant future’

I have a new Tuesday evening tradition. After my guitar lesson at Music & Arts, I head over to Panda Express for some stir-fry. This is a big change because I’ve always stopped off at Roy Rogers for the #1 … Continue reading

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A teachable moment at Home Depot

The sales associate had dreadlocks and was as skinny as a rail. The customer was in her early 70s, short and a little plump. She could have been three times his age. If I weren’t standing in the Nails, Screws … Continue reading

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8 things you absolutely have to do to make it as an indie

Seven months into my new life as an independent public relations practitioner, and I am still learning every day. But even a slow learner like me can see that these eight things make all the difference in the world. I’m … Continue reading

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Hats off to longevity and late bloomers

I’ve been reading in small doses Jacques Barzun’s acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present.” I’m lucky if I can wade through more than two pages in one sitting since Barzun’s carefully researched survey of Western history is … Continue reading

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Are you a filer or a piler?

Tax season has again come to a close, bringing with it many firm resolutions to be better organized next time around. As I searched for receipts this year, it occurred to me that my organizational tendencies have evolved over time … Continue reading

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Ding, ding, ding: 20 posts in 20 weeks!

When I published my 20th post last week, WordPress gave me a gold star. Each time I post, WordPress (which kindly hosts my blog for free) gives me encouragement, cheering me on to new blogging milestones. So I’ve managed to … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of a solo career

Flying solo can have its moments of doubt and despair, as in, “What the heck was I thinking when I decided to start my own firm? Who’s going to pay the mortgage?” But, luckily, there can also be moments of … Continue reading

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