The Best Advice So Far: Making the Cut (Negativity) - picture of studio microphone with audiobook cover

making the cut (negativity)

I finished recording the tracks for The Best Advice So Far this week, and I've begun the editing process. There's a ton I want to share with you about the process itself — and about the number of times I'd have quit already, if it weren't for advice from my own book and blog kicking my butt.…


The Best Advice So Far: the grumbles part 1 - many purple sad-face balls

the grumbles: part 2

Today’s post is a continuation of last week’s discussion on complaining. If you’re coming in late to the game, I highly recommend reading the previous post first, since it lays some groundwork about what constitutes complaining and what does not. However, I’ll sum up the gist of it. My friend Chad…


The Best Advice So Far: the grumbles part 1 - many blue sad-face balls

the grumbles: part 1

I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I found myself growling out loud this afternoon. We got another 14-or-so inches of snow yesterday, which in and of itself was quite spectacular. Not only did the blizzard cause whiteout conditions where I could not even see the trees at the back of my…


The Best Advice So Far - drain - male human hand reaching up out of kitchen sink drain

drain

Growing up, I went to a dysfunctional parochial school. The school was characterized by excessive, unfounded and often absurd rules — all alleged to have been formulated in the name of God. No dancing at any time. Dancing of any kind at any time — even at a wedding — was grounds for punishment or…