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Imagine Ten Alternative Careers: An Exercise

A blogger I admire once posted a list of jobs she’d love to have if she weren’t a writer....

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How To Dress for a Portfolio Career

One of the joys of embracing a portfolio career later in life is that it provides an opportunity to...

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How I Maximized My Productivity as a Writer

If you’re like me, you can’t read enough about how to maximize your productivity: Deep...

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  • Imagine Ten Alternative Careers: An Exercise

    A blogger I admire once posted a list of jobs she’d love to have if she weren’t a writer. They included forest ranger, meteorologist, TV news broadcaster, librarian and a water slide tester. (Yup, that last one really does exist – go check out her link.) She posted this list for fun, but my guess is […]

    Posted on April 17, 2019 0 comments
  • How To Dress for a Portfolio Career

    One of the joys of embracing a portfolio career later in life is that it provides an opportunity to integrate different strands of your professional identity. One challenge I didn’t foresee was how to assemble a wardrobe to complement those multiple selves. But I’m learning as I go. The Writer: Grad Student Redux It’s easy […]

    Posted on April 12, 2019 0 comments
  • How I Maximized My Productivity as a Writer

    If you’re like me, you can’t read enough about how to maximize your productivity: Deep Work. The Hunter Method. No Meeting Wednesdays. While the optimal time for achieving your best work varies across individuals, there’s a consensus that you need to have laser focus while you’re doing it. For a while now, I’ve been following that […]

    Posted on April 5, 2019 0 comments
  • How to Live Forever: Book Review

    At first blush, I didn’t think a book entitled  How to Live Forever was for me.  I was expecting a hard sell on a new killer vitamin that would add years to my life…gene therapy that could prevent chronic disease…botox for the brain. That sort of thing. As with many books, however, the book’s main message […]

    Posted on March 28, 2019 0 comments
  • I Fixed My Back Thanks to Alternative Medicine

    It all began when I got back from a two-and-a-half week vacation in the United States a few years back. As I resumed my normal routine of running in the mornings before going to work, something didn’t feel quite right. Specifically, there was a throbbing pain on the left side of my bum. I’d had recurring […]

    Posted on March 25, 2019 0 comments