Those pesky (**%&) New Year’s resolutions Are you still keeping the New Year’s resolutions you made?? Notice that I use the word STILL. Last Thursday marked the day when most people abandon those resolutions. I tried something different this year. Instead of using the words WANT TO or HOPE or WISH. IContinue reading “Those pesky (**%&) New Year’s resolutions”
Author Archives: Leslie Inc
Roadblocks or Detours?
ROADBLOCKS OR DETOURS? Some of you have remarked “Leslie, have I missed one of your blogs?” My old computer died. And with it all my important pontifications! It has taken me this long NOT to get a new computer and have it installed BUT to learn my new computer’s ways. I lost some of myContinue reading “Roadblocks or Detours?”
The Fine Art of Piddling
Some of you may wonder what “piddling” means. According to the dictionary, one definition is “the wasting of time”. I am not one to argue with Mr. Webster but on this particular matter I must respectfully disagree. It’s Summer. I think it is a perfect time to discover your inner “piddler”. Because if you can’tContinue reading “The Fine Art of Piddling”
How Elisabeth Kubler Ross gypped us
How Elisabeth Kubler-Ross gypped us. Most of us are familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and her five stages of grief. As a refresher they are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. I pretty much came into the world with the five stages tacked to my heart . A second copy was always handy in myContinue reading “How Elisabeth Kubler Ross gypped us”
Words, like smells, unlock a treasure trove of memories we have stored away. Because I deal in the business of words, words can both embrace and jab. What do you think when you hear the word SPECIAL? Most people have a warm and positive feeling toward this word. For me it is like somebodyContinue reading “Unremarkable me??”
So this happened to my friend Joyce. Maybe it’s happened to you too. She was returning from her Big Haul at Sam’s the other day. She slammed on the brakes. Perched at the top of one of her sacks was a huge container of cherry tomatoes (some of you smart people know where this isContinue reading “Killer Tomatoes”
Cupid walks into a bar…
Cupid walks into a bar… I am not a natural joiner. If a picture really is worth a thousand words….. feast your eyes on my inner turmoil. I’m not even sure if it was a “nature” or “nurture” thing. Clubs, workplaces, institutions and many “hoods” (like motherhood, wedded bliss – hood.) rejected me. On my own, I have rejectedContinue reading “Cupid walks into a bar…”
THE LOVELY BONES?
This is not a blog entry or a book review discussing Alice Sebold’s breakout novel of the same name. Although I could discuss the brilliance of this heartbreaking novel. Has this ever happened to you? You engage a painter to give you an estimate. After what seemingly is a long time he gives you anContinue reading “THE LOVELY BONES?”
I have often described the physical vessel that I roam around in as my “Bargain Basement Body “. But operating it is just a different matter entirely. I refer to this considerable undertaking as running “Leslie Inc.”. And running Leslie Inc. is serious business. AND it is a FULL TIME Job. My mind conjures up theContinue reading “Leslie Inc.”