Happy Birthday, Americans! by Michael Sahno | Jul 4, 2022 | Articles | 0 comments ← Networking Tips for People Over 60 The Big July 4th Staycation → Top 10 Most Annoying Words or Phrases for 2023In 2018, I published a post called Top Ten Words or Phrases That Make You Cringe. I only included eight because they were so annoying. There was no need to torture readers with more. Over these past few years, some of the worst offenders have fallen out of favor. And...Read More The Technophobe Part 2: Why I Wish I Was Better At Some Of This StuffThe last few weeks have been all about pros and cons. In June, I wrote several blog posts about my biggest strengths, and now I’m writing about some of my greatest challenges. So the two categories are, roughly, “Stuff I’m Good At” and “Stuff I Wish I Was Better At.”...Read More The Challenge of Writing in a Different Genre for the First TimeI’ve never been what you’d call a genre writer. In fact, I’ve said this for years: “I’m not a genre writer.” Problem is, we live in an age where everything must be classified. It’s weird. I’m a guy who grew up listening to a lot of rock (the genre formerly known as...Read More The Scary Weekend I Thought I Had COVID-19Since March 2020, I’ve lived almost as though there was no such thing as a coronavirus vaccine. You might wonder why, as multiple vaccines have been available since earlier this year, some even before that. I’ll tell you why. My wife is an essential worker who...Read More New “Writer Problems” Series, Topic #10: Maintaining Some Semblance of SanityI’m going off the rails on a crazy train. —Ozzy Osbourne, "Crazy Train" Last October, I posted an article on pandemic fatigue, about how 2020 had been exhausting. Ha ha ha! The pandemic was only seven or eight months old by then! Who’da thunk it? I must be some...Read More How Hard Is Software Supposed to Be?So last week I took the Memorial Day holiday off from everything: no blog, no book project...nothing. Just me and my wife enjoying the day off from work. We don't get that many of those together, so it was nice to just hang out, sleep late, and watch mindless TV shows...Read MoreTaking a Page from the Dylan Playbook?Although he doesn't use the term himself, recent Nobel winner Bob Dylan's relentless touring has been referred to as the Never-Ending Tour. Taking a page from the Dylan playbook might seem like a weird idea for an author, but recently I have thought about doing just...Read More Putting Yourself Out ThereI see a lot of social media posts these days about "authenticity." The idea is that clients and customers, and potential clients and customers, really appreciate your authenticity—mainly because so many fake people have tried to sell them something they didn't want to...Read More Adventures In Southeast Asia“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” ― Eugene Ionesco I first began visiting Southeast Asia over twenty years ago, so it probably comes as a surprise to readers that I haven't written about my...Read More Memorial Day 2019I don't have a special message for Memorial Day. I never do.In fact, looking back through the archives for previous years' messages, I see I don't have any. Maybe I deleted them to save space on the server. Perhaps I deleted something in an effort to avoid courting...Read More Facebook Twitter Linkedin Gmail Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.