The Opposite of Creative

cre·a·tive [kree-ey-tiv]: Having the quality or power of creating. de·struc·tive [di-struhk-tiv]: Tending to destroy; causing destruction or much damage. Alfred Hitchcock defined happiness as “A clear horizon…being creative rather than destructive.” I’ve always thought that the opposite of creative was, well…”uncreative”. Or “non-creative”. You’re either creative, or you’re not, right? But it seems the great […]

Things My Mom Has Taught Me About Social Media

I’ve been pondering for a couple of days what to write for my Mother’s Day blog post. I knew it would be something about all of the things my Mom has taught me over the past 37 years or so about life. But this morning I started thinking that many of the things she has […]

Hard Work Should Be Easy

I’m inspired this morning by Mitch Joel of Twist Image. In his latest blog post, “How Hard Do You Really Work?”, he mentions a line he uses when he does his public speaking events. “…most people I know are trying to make it to the weekend. I’m trying to make it.” Wow. That is a […]

The Best Gift of All

When I was a kid, I used to get SO excited about Christmas. It wasn’t just about Santa’s visit for me, although that of course, was a big part of it. I remember one year I asked Santa for a big, stuffed Garfield (It was the 80’s. Garfield was HOT). Thinking back, it wasn’t even […]

Zen and the Art of Playing Guitar

My fingers are numb. But it’s a good numb. Tonight, for the first time in over a year, I looked over at my lonely, dusty little red Fender guitar and I think it actually spoke to me. “Susan, pick me up…dust me off…play me badly…I don’t care!” And I did it. I dug out the […]

Logged Off

I have been out of the online community loop for the past few weeks, and I’m sitting here trying to figure out why it happened. OK, so I’ve started a full time business, and yes, we’re very busy already…but is that any excuse? If anything I should be writing all the time, telling of my […]

Take the Blinders Off

It’s never been my intention to use this blog as a bitch session, but there has been something bugging me lately and I need to get it off my chest. Have you noticed that people these days seem to be very self absorbed? I mean, there are plenty of people I know who are always […]

The Woodwork

It always seems that when something big and important happens in my life that people come out of the woodwork. I don’t mean people that I don’t know that well – I mean long time, close friends who live in the same city as me, but with whom I’ve lost regular contact with for the […]

A Moment with Molly

Just thought I’d share a little moment I had with my cat Molly this morning. Yep, she’s pretty cute.

It's all fine to think positive, but you have to make an effort

I was at a fundraiser last night for the Ottawa Humane Society. It was a great time, everyone all dressed up, eating fabulous food, drinking fabulous wine, spending piles of moola on auction items, all for the good of the puppies and kitties. I’m all about stuff like that. At our table, we got into […]