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For the Health of It ~ Treat Tuesday

For the dog owners who maybe read my blog :-). Always nice to remember our fur-babies during the holidaze. Thank you to Tails Around the Ranch for this post.

Tails Around the Ranch

Commercial vs. Homemade ~ Always a dilemma isn’t it? We want the very best for our pups and sometimes we think we don’t have the time. I can tell you this is one of the quickest handmade treats you can make. Not only is it quick and easy, it contains healthy ingredients too. We’ve shared homemade snacks made with peanut butter before, but this one has the added benefit of banana. I don’t know about you, but my best intentions of using the beautiful, yellow fruit before it gets too ripe seem to fail on a regular basis. What do you do with that last banana that is past its prime? How about making some of these?

Oatmeal Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 medium, peeled and quartered banana
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350º F. Pulse oatmeal, banana and peanut…

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Just in case…

The Next Chapter invited you to start prepping for 2018 earlier this month by attending our live “On Your Mark” workshop. Did you miss it? Well no problem. Click HERE to sign up to receive the information and exercises from On Your Mark. You’re just in time to Get Set for the next workshop in […] … Continue reading Just in case…

Happy Cyborg Monday! — KURT★BRINDLEY

Hey, wow! To celebrate Cyborg Monday*, you can download all my ebooks from Amazon for free for the day! If interested, you can read a sample and download them from here. And as always, thank you for shopping at Amazon where your feedback in the form of reviews are always welcomed (and desired). #prayforthesingularity **** […] … Continue reading Happy Cyborg Monday! — KURT★BRINDLEY

Net Neutrality – a quick info graphic.

Your internet connection might slow down after December 14th. On that day, the FCC will vote on Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse Title II in the Communication Act. Title II ensures that the government monitors all ISPs, so they cannot throttle your connection or charge you more money. If Ajit Pai’s plan passes, then internet … Continue reading Net Neutrality – a quick info graphic.

38 ways you can finally stop being a D*ck

A wonderful post today at Ends and Beginnings. I’m adding a few of these to my daily list. Please join me 🙂

Thank you.

Ends and Beginnings

I subscribe to an online magazine called the Elephant Journal which describes itself as “it’s about a mindful life”. 

This online journal is one of many, too many, that I get on a daily and weekly basis about Buddhism, liberal Christian thought and mindfulness. Honestly I get so many I rarely read half of them but this particular email headline caught my attention; 38 ways you can finally stop being a D*ck

Here is Via Shivani Vyas, who wrote article, list of 38 suggestions;

Communication:

1. Opt out of engaging in road rage. If someone does happen to show you their lovely middle finger, communicate the peace sign in return and just smile.
2. Be firm but courteous to telemarketers. Remember they are just doing their job to pay their bills.
3. Write a thank you card and mail it to someone who has helped you in any way, big…

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From the wonderful blog – Capital Nerd, here are “18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love.”

There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special! 1. Introverts will appreciate the sentiment behind this […] … Continue reading From the wonderful blog – Capital Nerd, here are “18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love.”

OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd :-)

Do you love Stephen King to the point that you’re literally counting down the days until his next book, The Outsider, hits stands next year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. From sewer-dwelling clowns to killer Saint Bernard dogs, the monsters King has conjured up have tantalized our imaginations and scared us senseless for over 40 … Continue reading OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd 🙂

Free Links for Editing Your Manuscript

If you write, you will definitely find some good resources in Juli’s post!

Roundabout Forty

I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year. Will I get to 50,000 words by the end of this month? I doubt it. I’ve learned that when I turn writing into a “job,” strangely enough, it starts to feel like “work.” Quite frankly, I don’t want that. I have a job. (More than one.) However, I do enjoy the camaraderie of being a NaNo participant. I like seeing all my writer buddies working away at their craft. As long as I’m writing for my own enjoyment, even if I don’t make it to 50,000 words, I haven’t lost anything. I’ll still have my words and chapters, more words and chapters than if I hadn’t participated. Plus, I really would like to write a novel. Something for me. Something I can be proud of.

I just read a great Louise Penny Interview last night, written by herself! It took her 45 years to write her first…

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