Inspirational Education Month – Steve Jobs at Stanford

Aug 31

Inspirational Education Month – Steve Jobs at Stanford

Many of us have kids going back to school or starting a new homeschooling year. I homeschooled my son from third grade through graduation, and while I miss those days (sometimes) it’s especially true at this time of the year. I see other bloggers talking about curriculum and taking those first day photos and it all comes back to me. So I thought I would spend...

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Robert E. Howard House Museum, Cross Plains, TX

Aug 29

Robert E. Howard House Museum, Cross Plains, TX

For many readers worldwide¬†the name of author Robert E. Howard is synonymous with greatness. The creator of such memorable fantasy characters as Conan the Barbarian and Solomon Kane, Mr. Howard’s stories have brought much joy and reading pleasure to the hearts and minds of both young and old. I first discovered his works as a young boy when my dad took me to...

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Pomodoro Technique for Staying Focused

Aug 28

Pomodoro Technique for Staying Focused

I don’t focus well. It’s hard for me to get into the groove of a project and just work, work, work and come up for air. I’ve used several little tricks before to help me stay focused, but so far the best one is the Pomodoro technique. This time management technique was developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. He used a kitchen timer shaped like...

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21 Items Weekly Listing Challenge

Aug 26

21 Items Weekly Listing Challenge

I surprised myself last week when I listed 32 items in two days. Scott has taken more pictures, so I’ll be working on getting those cropped and ready one of us can be listing on Thursday and Friday of this week. We now have 78 active listings on eBay, 199 active listings on Amazon and a couple on Craig’s List for furniture. Are you selling on eBay or...

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Pray with Expectation

Aug 24

Pray with Expectation

I had a breakthrough about a week or so ago regarding prayer and belief. Our van, our only vehicle, had died in our driveway. We towed it to the Midas that had been working on it and¬†waited for the diagnosis. We’ve been living on faith for a while since coming to San Antonio. I left a good job with benefits, but for our mental health and Scott’s physical...

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