Memory Aids

At my age (56 for at least another week), I’ve begun to wonder if there are ways to keep from forgetting where I parked my car. Or put my keys. Or what I’d gone to the store for in the first place. To that end, I’ve become an advocate of the “use it or lose it” plan....

Practicing what I preach

My last post delineated three workable steps to getting, and staying, motivated. So simple a caveman could do it, right? But we’ve evolved from Neanderthals (at least physically!), and there are so many darned distractions and claims upon our 24 hours each day it’s...

Getting Motivated

If I knew where the switch was to flip on a person’s motivation (not to mention inspiration) I’d be rich! But there are a few tried and true practices one can do to increase the chances of getting things started, and finished. First off, tell others about your goal....

RAIN Reception tomorrow!

RAIN Magazine is the annual literary production of students and staff at Clatsop Community College. Each year, stories, poems and pictures are solicited from the community in late fall, and a gala reception celebrates another edition’s completion in the spring....

Happy Birthday, Tonto!

Good friends are priceless, and I’m lucky enough to have a few people in my life who are worth many times their weight in gold. Even at today’s exchange rate. So naturally, since I’ve mentioned both Nora Ephron’s and Maya Angelou’s birthdays in the past two months,...
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