Category Archives: Daily life

Maintenance Mode: When Goals Need a Break

It’s Memorial Day, the national holiday during which we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. I’m fortunate in that no one in my immediate family meets this description. But my family and I … Continue reading

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Do You Notice Well-Written Ads?

Have you ever been swayed by the appeal or cleverness of an ad? I know quite a bit about advertising. In fact, I knew the owner of a radio station who wanted to get me into advertising with him. Had … Continue reading

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Brand Loyalty, or Creature of Habit?

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Have you ever been swayed by the appeal/cleverness of an ad for one particular brand to switch from another that you generally used?” I thought about this topic for several days before concluding … Continue reading

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Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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Speaking of Family…

I was curious to know what forms of address others use in their families. Mine get confusing at times. I believe that buried in other posts, I have touched on some of this week’s topic before, (mostly about grandparents), so … Continue reading

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Stop Write Now

  What stops us in our tracks while writing? People have mentioned before that it must be difficult to be the Friday Fox, since everything that could be said on a topic must have already been said. I generally find … Continue reading

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Git ‘er Done!

One of our foxes asked, “What stops you dead in your tracks when writing?” For me, it’s usually one of these six things: Family needs: Of course, this is the non-negotiable interruption. When my mom needs to get to the … Continue reading

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