Facebook shares: When you like the comment… but not the link with it.

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dislike button (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

We’ve all been there. Someone posts an article on Facebook that is just The Worst, as far as we are concerned. It attacks our beliefs, our race, our gender and we couldn’t possibly like it less. But when she shared it, the poster made it clear that she didn’t care for it either. In fact, she’s got just about the perfect commentary on it, a witty or funny take-down of the whole stupid piece that made us laugh aloud, nod our head because she just expressed it perfectly. Screw that original article but her comment? THAT we like. Continue Reading »

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Having it all: finding a balance between work and life no matter your gender

English: Female author neglecting her family. ...

English: Female author neglecting her family. Caricature by Honoré Daumier. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Having it all” is an expression you almost always here associated with women but I refuse to believe that men don’t struggle with work/life balance.

I said that on Twitter a while ago and I want to expand upon it. What does that even mean, having it all? To me, it means having everything you want without having to sacrifice anything but to the media it seems to mean a family and a career. But the fact that you so predominantly hear it related to women seems so silly when men clearly have both families and careers too. Continue Reading »

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“Look at this normal photo I took!” In which I go No Filter on this #nofilter nonsense

I take it back. THIS is a welcome home sunset ...

A #nofilter sun set. OR IS IT??? (Photo credit: foreverdigital)

I have a social media pet peeve.

Whenever people share photos online they always specify when there is no filter used with the hashtag #nofliter. And, I get it. So many people use filters to distort their photos that, when you actually do take a good picture, you want to point out that it’s good so you call attention to the fact that it has no filter. Everyone does it so it’s probably never occurred to you to stop and think about how weird it is. Continue Reading »

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I know how to blog a book as I write it. I just can’t actually do it.

At long last, the new edition of the book formerly known as The Trading Assistant’s Assistant is finished. I just handed it into my editor and the plan is to have it available as soon as is humanly possible. I’ll be doing an official cover reveal and an announcement of the new title in the coming weeks and I’ll let you know when pre-orders start.

My original plan, as I outlined in that blog post above, was to blog the book as a rewrote it and I did post many sections as posts for a while before I realized that my brain just doesn’t work like that. I know exactly how to blog a book. I know why to blog a book. I just can’t actually do it because of how I write, big picture style. Continue Reading »

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