A Good Harvest

(First written between July and Aug of 2013) YES! This is a Good Harvest! Family has it’s ups and downs, but the goal is always the same. You want to be able to jump up and yell: YES! This is a Good Harvest! When I was a kid, Dad always talked about a Good Harvest….

Toastmasters International Semifinals 2nd-place Winning Speech – A Good Harvest – 2013

Click here to read just the story, A Good Harvest, without all of the staging cues. A GOOD HARVEST Final draft: August 20, 2013 • Read-through time: 6:45 (Speech text with === [stage directions] ===) === OPENING OF SPEECH === === CENTER-STAGE BACK === [Starting at the back of the stage, walk to the front…

Increasing Sources of Fat in My Diet

What to Know About Polyunsaturated Fat Unsaturated Fat. Unsaturated or healthy fat is liquid at room temperature and becomes solid when it is cooled. It’s good for your health. It improves blood cholesterol levels and reduces your risk of developing heart problems and stroke. Unsaturated fat is found in foods such as vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. …

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When To Stop Learning Something New

Better to have tried and failed. I spent the past 3 months digging into how to alter product gallery thumbnails on desktop vs mobile for WooCommerce products. There’s a plugin involved that did a lot of the heavy lifting, but I wanted to display product thumbnails on desktop but only pagination dots on mobile. Accessing…

Why “Don’t Work Too Hard” Is Defeatist Advice

Each person decides for themselves their level of income, security, and future. “Don’t work too hard” isn’t about avoiding 120-hour work-weeks, but it does leave out the possibility for a deeper flow or curiosity or focus. Actively working hard can take a mere 10 mins. It isn’t necessarily the duration but the dedication. It’s not…