It has been a while since I did a wine review. Like everyone else, life happens, so my time to indulge in both drinking wine AND researching it for a blog post has been limited. So I have just been drinking and skipping the research part!
I realized the other day I have been blogging on this site for nearly a year. My first blog was on April 26th of 2017. (there are some older posts, but they were initially on my Tumblr site, and I ported them over). It was this time last year I created this site to work on learning how to write. In the past year, I have written nearly 80 blog posts. This number does not include short musings
I often wonder why we don’t take lies seriously anymore. Back in the age of the Vikings, the worst insult you could inflict on a Norseman was to call him an Oath-breaker. While killing and pillaging were accepted parts of the Norse way of life, breaking a sworn promise was universally despised. [Read more…] about When Did It Become OK to Lie?
As both an introvert and a company CEO, I’m forced to walk the tightrope of communicating with my staff but still being true to my personality. These two aspects of my business life are often at odds. As a CEO I’m forced to attend a variety of meetings, discussions, and calls. The introvert in me prefers to limit interactions as they drain my energy over the course of the day. So over time, I’ve implemented several communication rules to resolve this contradiction. These practices allow me to communicate while accommodating my needs as an introvert.
Spring is here although you can’t see it through all the snow and ice in Blowing Rock as I write this today. Nonetheless, as warmer weather approaches, my Missus and I can enjoy some day hikes somewhere nearby. We both prefer day hikes over pack hiking for a variety of reasons. One, we can be less concerned about the things we need to bring in (or pack out). That allows us to relax and enjoy the scenery around us, which ultimately is the whole point of hiking. Also, our “furry” family members are “inside” dogs, so we can’t be away from home too long to make sure they are fed and walked. Last, my Missus will NOT sleep outside. She is more than willing to accommodate my love of the outdoors, but at the end of the day, she expects a hot shower, a good meal, and a warm bed. Since I appreciate her willingness to make hiking something we do together, I think it is a fair trade.
I was reading a blog post the other day, and it impressed me how the blogger was able to put her innermost thoughts and feelings out for people to see. It conveyed an honesty and transparency which are always missing from my posts. Why is that? Why do I struggle with expressing myself in my writing? Isn’t that what writing is all about?