Picking Pickles is Like Proofing Prose

Here’s another pickle picture. I know I’ve posted a lot of them lately, but in my garden this has been the year of pickles—they just keep coming and coming! Technically, they’re cucumbers while still on the …

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Can You Really Make It in the Gig Life?

It used to be freelancers were considered vagabond-ish, unfocused and perhaps even less qualified. Nowadays, we know this isn’t true. In fact, not only have freelancers gained the respect they well deserve, they’ve also become …

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Keeping My Clients in the News

Every March Forward Mutual Insurance Company hosts its policyholders’ meeting at the Ixonia Fireman’s Hall. Yes, the company presents its annual report, but probably even more important to this faithful crowd of mutual supporters are …

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Wednesday Webs: Art and the Aging

My grandmother was an artist and her medium of choice was needlepoint. She was a master. As a 97-year-old in her final year of life, her once sharp and active mind began to fade. Yet …

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Wednesday Webs: Child’s Play

A desolate park playground: Is there anything more indicative of September and kids going back to school? On a more vibrant note, I’ve got a writing gig for Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), of Verona, Wis. …

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