Category: Sparks

How a wanna-be expat in her 20's became a homegrown patriot in her 30's

How a wanna-be expat in her 20's became a homegrown patriot in her 30's
  “You don’t have to agree with your politicians to be a patriot.”  – Corbin O’Brien I write to you today from my humble Wisconsin home, snuggled into a ridge overlooking the shores of Green Bay from the Door Peninsula, surrounded by a patchwork of farm fields and forest. The sight is one of beauty... Read more »

People, Connections, and Grand Mysteries of the Universe

People, Connections, and Grand Mysteries of the Universe
This past weekend turned into an important tale I simply had to share with my readers. I’ve talked in previous articles about how vital the people in our lives are and how we all need to learn to jive with the flow of life. But this…this really takes those two concepts and ties them together in a... Read more »

Leaving The Dream Job to Pursue The Dream Life

Leaving The Dream Job to Pursue The Dream Life
Now that I’m back at home and working on the golf course more regularly (we’ll get to that in a moment), my conversation with many of the regular golfers has generally gone something like this: Golfer: Hey Gen! How’s the traveling going? Where are you off to next? Me: As a matter of fact, I’m... Read more »
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The Kennedy Assassination, The 9-11 Horror, And A False Golden Age.

The Kennedy Assassination, The 9-11 Horror, And A False Golden Age.
I’ll admit it, I’m a little behind on a topic of great importance…I’ve just finally finished up season 3 of Mad Men (thanks Netflix for making binge watching such a breeze). Once simply a dry fact out of a history book to me, it was an incredibly striking experience to see President Kennedy’s assassination through... Read more »

Giving Up Control and Letting Life Flow

Giving Up Control and Letting Life Flow
I knew right from the start that 2015 was going to be an interesting year for me. Early in 2014 I’d struck out on my own as a freelance writer and started to pursue the development of a location independent lifestyle. Then, after 2014 concluded on a less than spectacular note, I conducted a review of... Read more »

Why Social Media & Content Marketing Are So Important For Business

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the choice is how WELL we do it.” – Erik Qualman That’s a pretty big statement. But it’s in answer to a pretty big question: Where are today’s customers spending their time? And the answer is that they’re spending their time on social media.... Read more »
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Generation Y and the Evolving Quarter-Life Crisis

Generation Y and the Evolving Quarter-Life Crisis
I am part of Generation Y, or the Millennials. This is partially by my birth year of 1981, which sits at the leading edge of the period most consider to include the Gen Y demographic. However, it is also represented by my views and attitudes. My generation has been described in many terms, and most... Read more »

Why People Are Your Most Important Resource

Why People Are Your Most Important Resource
It’s no secret that I’m a fanatic over the show Lost. I’ve watched it in its entirety repeatedly (5, maybe 6 times through now?), I can give you a personal tour of the filming sites on Oahu, and I even have some of the same clothes as Kate. But, in speaking with fellow fans over... Read more »

How to Escape Your Bad Mood

How to Escape Your Bad Mood
By about 1pm today, I was in a bad place. A variety of factors throughout the morning had taken me there, from credit card problems which would cost me $$ to the unanticipated and sudden expiration of a large number of airline miles. Even my mundane morning errands were an overall fail, if you can... Read more »
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