Why Don’t They Run Out of Social Security Numbers?

I have always wondered about this. Why don’t they run out of Social Security Numbers? Upon hearing this question most people suggest the numbers are reused  when people die. This is not the case. They don’t recycle social security numbers. Finally, I asked a math teacher and she explained that there are nine numbers and ten combinations for …

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: The Japanese art of Decluttering and Organizing by Mari Kondo

I bought this book at the recommendation of friends. It wasn’t just recommended, it was recommended vigorously by both parties. What it boils down to is going through all of your belongings and considering each item and deciding if it brings you joy or not. If it doesn’t bring you joy, you should not keep …

Tips to Start Writing

There are three types of people in the world. The first, people who have no interest in writing. I envy them because they can live their lives carefree without the guilt that they should be writing. They can watch TV, play video games, or read a book without being jealous that they didn’t write the …

The Writer’s Almanac

Visit The Writer’s Almanac daily to start (or end) your day with a contemporary poem and some interesting facts about something that happened this day in history or about someone intriguing in history. Don’t want to read? There is an audio version. Today’s poem Squatting paints a picture of rural men taking time to sit …

Art to Self

Do you like reading books with pictures? I hate to admit it but I usually don’t like the pictures that are included in fiction books. However, I read something recently that discussed the relationship between words and pictures and how pictures can add to the image, the image can add to the words, or they …

Is it easy to be happy?

The following is a repost from 4/14/15 that was accidentally overwritten. On January 1st my friends and I decided to take the 100 Days of Happiness Challenge. We would post something on Facebook that made us happy every day for 100 days. We just reached the 100th day this weekend. I learned some things about happiness …