July 30th, 2018

if you are aware of it,
acknowledge it, and
know it is wrong
but don’t do anything
then is the same as participating in it

Anita Hill

Quick temporary links

May 9th, 2017

Win10 assistance upgrade, Vista

Windows 10 to be like Windows 7


Foods to stop craving

March 15th, 2017


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Writing structure

August 28th, 2015

W = Who – Determine who your most primary target audience is (not to be in the piece of writing).

W = What – Define what it is you are writing about.

W = Why – Discuss why it’s important.

W = Ways – Give 3-5 ways or tips so the reader can apply the “what”.

E = Example – Share an example or case study.

E = Encourage – End with a “you can do it!” paragraph.

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CiviCRM quick notes

August 18th, 2015



March 7th, 2014

I’ve been working on breath control to improve my health, particularly for my heart. I found this nice summary of breathing exercises.


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Thank you letters

October 14th, 2013

Thanks to http://www.themorningnews.org/article/how-to-write-a-thank-you-note


  1. Get yourself some stationery, plain note cards or a selection of attractive postcards (yes, postcards are perfectly acceptable!), and proper postage. Avoid the pre-inscribed ‘Thank you!’ cards in loopy script, as there are times you’ll want to write notes where that aesthetic feels all wrong. Better to choose paper you like. Stay away from full-size sheets
  2. Greet the Giver — Dear Aunt Sally,
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February 9th, 2019

Three actions to take for an apology

I am sorry

I did it

I feel your pain

Make amends

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Win10 applications slow to load

January 17th, 2019


Circles — healing, discovery, learning and caring

January 7th, 2019


“We are interested in the promotion of healing, regardless of whether or not curing takes place. Make no mistake, we’re also interested in the notion of curing, but that isn’t our primary focus. It’s not that a cure is too much to hope for; it’s just that it is too little. We view healing and curing as parallel paths, sometimes overlapping, often intertwining… but distinct paths nevertheless.

It is possible to be cured but not healed, healed but not cured, or both, or neither. Of the two, curing is sometimes beyond our personal influence and the efforts of those around us, but healing doesn’t have to be.

The root of the word “healing” is “to make whole”. Whether we feel broken or damaged by cancer or some other condition, or incomplete through the trauma of loss or absence, the question remains: How do we make ourselves whole?”

  • Healing Circles are safe environments for those with a common condition to share their experiences and harvest collective wisdom.
  • Discovery Circles are for those who like to process whatever they are facing through a specific form of creative expression.
  • Learning Circles are for those who share an interest in a topic or wish to develop a healing skill.
  • Caring Circles support those who care for others, including family, friends, professionals, and volunteers.


  • By creative expression – Examples: Ritual, art, poetry, music, and movement
  • By addressing soul questions – Examples: Meaning & purpose, grief, fear, and uncertainty
  • By energy work – Examples: Healing touch, healing intention, and sensitivities to subtle energies
  • Deepening our own personal work – Examples: Love, trust, compassion, and gratitude.
  • By humor and laughter



  • Introduction — purpose and process
    • Breath consciousness
    • Candle lighting (green for connection)
    • Crystal placement (to bring attention to vibrations)
    • Breathe consciousness
  • Creative circle
    • Rhythm to bring us together
    • Sounds to bring us into harmony
    • Circle of responses to non-sense sounds or names
    • Individual expressions (song, poetry, movement, humor)
    • Meditative time out
    • Group experience
      • Bouncing balloon
      • String throwing
  • Discovery circle
    • Breathe consciousness
    • Reflect on feelings of the moment
    • Share anything to comes present
    • Express concern if someone seems distant or distraught
    • Healing sounds
  • Learning circle
    • Teach something
  • Caring circle
    • Support our role as caregivers
  • Closing
    • Rhythm and sound
    • Bone painting
    • Hugs
  • Debrief


“To set up your Circle, in addition to your stones, you will also need to have a cloth of natural fibers (silk, cotton, etc.), and a compass. You should choose a quiet space in which to work with your healing circle. You may also wish to light candles, burn incense, or play soft music while you do your work.”


Why I refuse help

December 29th, 2018







Get attention from an email subject line

November 13th, 2018


Asking a question in the subject line of an email is a powerful attention getting technique