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Comment on Latest Planning and Logging Forms by seschoen

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:05:23 +0000

The book has several ideas to find experiences to have, and many, many ways to make the experience stronger.

Comment on Latest Planning and Logging Forms by seschoen

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:04:29 +0000

Clarification: Under Gratitude, it says Have, Experience, Absorb. That's three actions on each item, not one item for each action. It comes from Rick Hanson's book Hardwiring Happiness.

Comment on Clean House in a Year by seschoen

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:58:12 +0000

Son now admits he cleaned the same drawer each time. Never did get the zones established. Assigning zones to days in advance doesn't work. So, another system that sounded better on paper than it worked in real life.

Comment on Weekly Virtue: Review of Industry, Prepare for Sincerity by Melanie Wilson

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:56:34 +0000

I'm impressed by your efforts, Cricket. The regular accountability is intriguing, too. I know that one of the challenges for me is that I don't have people here watching me -- besides my husband and kids. When I have homeschooling friends here, we always get things done. Make a difference. Best wishes with sincerity -- I mean it! :-) And thanks for the shout out.

Comment on When Raising your Kids to be Smart and Self-Reliant Backfires by cricketB

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:24:10 +0000

You weren't here for the worst of it!

Comment on When Raising your Kids to be Smart and Self-Reliant Backfires by Melanie Wilson

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:35:45 +0000

Cricket, I'm almost disappointed that your daughter has let up on the bunny thing. That kind of fortitude will take her a long way!

Comment on List(s) of Virtues by New Series starts in September | CricketB's Blog

Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:38:31 +0000

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Comment on Yes, I Just Spent $15 on Something I Could Make by Melanie Wilson

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:29:16 +0000

Completely agree on buying. Time is money but stress is, too! I am all digital, but I've experienced a few hiccups with it for sure. I understand using paper.

Comment on Why I Shouldn’t Write This Story by Melanie Wilson

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:53:29 +0000

I can sure relate to not having time for fiction writing. I have a first draft of a tween novel almost done, but I won't be able to get to it for some time. I'm finally not anxious about this. I WILL finish it, but I have other projects that are priority. Thanks for stopping by Psychowith6.

Comment on Why I Shouldn’t Write This Story by cricketB

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:00:28 +0000

And, it looks like Cozy Mystery wins. The characters might not be as quirky as some (Charlotte MacCleod), and the set-up might take longer than typical (a few months before the murder), but overall, Cozy Mystery. At the fun stage when each idea sparks new ideas that fill in the holes nicely.

Comment on Fewer or Less by Philip Newton

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:00:35 +0000

Or perhaps it's the comparative that trips people up? Because for “many” and “much”, the comparative is the same either way (more grains of sand/more sand), so perhaps people generalise that to the antonym as well (*less grains of sand/less sand)?

Comment on Fewer or Less by cricketB

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:57:01 +0000

Good point! Either those don't cause many problems, or they're used so rarely that they ... well, don't cause many problems.

Comment on Fewer or Less by Philip Newton

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:51:04 +0000

And the same rules for "few" vs. "little" or "many" vs. "much" (there are only a few grains of sand on the pile / there is only a little sand on the pile; there are many grains of sand on the pile / there is much sand on the pile). Compare also "Few dare to contradict him" (people, whom you can count) vs. "Little escapes him" (information/knowledge, which you can't count - only conceivably measure).

Comment on Penny Table Wisdom by cricketB

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:53:09 +0000

Yep. The only challenge is deciding which two items to focus on. Then again, if there are several good choices, I don't have to choose the very very best.

Comment on Penny Table Wisdom by philangelus

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:45:43 +0000

I typically stuff one or two cups as these things, rather than spread it out. I figure if I actually want the item, I've got a better chance with multiple tickets, and if I don't want a whole lot of stuff, I stand no chance of winning it. ;-)

Comment on It’s Not So Easy — So Should I Give Up? by cricketB

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:47:51 +0000

Today I cleared out the papers. I like to leave them a week or two. Expired flyers are easier to toss. I also read the community paper I like. It's a paper, with articles of local interest. Several articles about local groups caught my eye. I only caught one word in 50, but it was a time issue rather than lack of interest. They're sitting in my basket as samples. It will still be a challenge to write articles as often as needed, but the target will be something I might read.

Comment on Open Letter to About Endorsements by cricketB

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:43:14 +0000

My husband for Negotiating and SharePoint? Nope. He actively hates negotiating. And C, for blogging? I'm not aware that she has a blog, professional or not, but I could be wrong.

Comment on Grab My Books — Ebook from WebSite, Not Just WebPage by cricketB

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:04:28 +0000

Tried it this morning. Like it a lot! I'll play with it a bit over the next few days.

Comment on Grab My Books — Ebook from WebSite, Not Just WebPage by Philip Newton

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:11:37 +0000

I use Pocket nearly only as a bookmarking tool, so when opening remembered pages, my browser loads the original URL and that displays as it should, of course. I confess I haven't used the offline cache (nor have I used it with mobile devices). If it chops off things, that would be annoying, of course. It doesn't follow links, but it has a "click to save" mode (activated by Alt+M by default) -- if you activate that, you can click on each link in an index and the click won't open the page in your browser but will add the page to your "read it later" list instead, until you turn that mode off.

Comment on Grab My Books — Ebook from WebSite, Not Just WebPage by cricketB

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:56:35 +0000

I tried Pocket a few times and found it chopped just enough off the right side to be frustrating. Does it follow links at all, or do you have to open and click on each link in the index?

Comment on Grab My Books — Ebook from WebSite, Not Just WebPage by Philip Newton

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:22:47 +0000

Sounds really useful! I also like Pocket (formerly ReadItLater) for gathering links to pages that I would like to... read later. It also saves them for offline reading if I want to. I just have to remember to make time for actually working on that reading list :)

Comment on Cameras and a Baby Snail by cricketB

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:19:57 +0000

You know, that paragraph about how to take the action shot sounds more complicated than it is. Four settings: light, film speed, f-stop and shutter speed. Usually you have only limited control of three, and you read the chart to get the fourth. (Or have a light meter with a built-in chart.)

Comment on Lucky 7 Game by cricketB

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:16:10 +0000

Two different characters. The second is Hannah. I don't think you've met her. She's a vet (hence the other person in the scene). Her story reveals some things about Robin's, so I need to get Robin's done first. There are several years between stories. Yes, you helped with Robin's scene. You told me it needs more emotion. Robin's academic career was in Scramble. She's a few years older than Keyop.

Comment on Lucky 7 Game by philangelus

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:05:55 +0000

Awesome! I remember reading the first one -- I think in beta reads. Her voice is different between the two, but that might be because in the first she's in a high-pressure, immediate-action situation whereas in the second she's got time to think.

Comment on Lucky 7 Game by The Lucky 7 Game! « Seven angels, four kids, one family

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:52:18 +0000

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