Surprise! FREE MAGAZINE–

Hi, folks... here's a free surprise! This is a magazine published by Books Go Social, a Dublin-based site for writers and readers, Your Secret Library.  It is pretty good!  I'm on pg. 30 with my article Booked (which you might already have).  I also have A SHORT STORY ABOUT … [Read more...]

FREE BOOK SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND! WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

BOOK PROMOS  (as at Nov 6, 2016) WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? No, Really, What IS Your Problem? The Sherlock Holmes Guide to Problem Identification. Often we say we 'can't' solve an emotionally-charged problem we have.  It frequently involves a delicate subject with an … [Read more...]

How to promote your book. Free book, free process!

FREE UNTIL JAN 30TH ON AMAZON! Writers, here's my book on how to promote your work free on Facebook author and reader group sites. The book is free. The process is free and it's stress-free! OK, you have to do a little work!   But all it takes is your time to promote your … [Read more...]

The Self, Part 9: Whatever you do, don’t be yourself!

Don't be yourself, whatever you do.  This is Part 9 in a series of articles about the "Self." Some years ago, I saw a funny New Yorker cartoon. A middle aged-couple is standing in front of the door to a house. They have arrived at a friend’s house for dinner. He is about to knock and the wife says … [Read more...]

The Self Part 6: SELFISHNESS. Always wrong? Or can it be a form of self-preservation?

Is selfishness always wrong? Are there good kinds of selfishness? Can it be a form of self-preservation? Does it depend on our definition of selfishness? This is part 8 in our series on the Self and its meaning. Before we come to any conclusions regarding conventional wisdom, let’s look at … [Read more...]

The Self Part 3: Be Yourself, Everybody else is taken.

This is Part 3 in a series of articles about the “Self.” ARE YOU YOU? (I MEAN THE REAL YOU AND NOT AN IMPOSTER OF SOME KIND?) Do you even know if you are? Have you thought about it lately? Self-Knowledge’ is crucial to determining who we are and what we want on earth. It doesn’t … [Read more...]

Conquering Post-Holiday Procrastination

How to conquer student post-holiday procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique Procrastination is the devil!    If you made New year's resolutions about avoiding procrastination but aren't following them  here are some aids. This piece is by Erin Fortner, J.D., EMT on January 26, 2016 (It contains … [Read more...]

Selfishness. Always wrong? Or can it be a form of self-preservation?

Is selfishness always wrong or can it be a form of self-preservation? This is Part 6 in a series of articles about the "Self." Are there good kinds of selfishness? Does it depend on our definition of selfishness? (This is No. 6 in a continuing series of articles about the Self. If you would like … [Read more...]

Searching for yourself? Flying blind? Need a new search party? Try you.

 SEARCHING FOR YOURSELF? FLYING BLIND? Need a new search party? This is Part 2 in a series of articles about the "Self." When children play Hide and Seek, at least the searchers know who they're looking for. Do we know who we're searching for when we're looking for ourselves? Not … [Read more...]

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many. BUT THERE IS FOR YOU  Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America's awful college dropout rates. It's something I've been writing about a lot here, on Dropout to Dean's List. The research is from … [Read more...]

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