My office is in my closet. Not just a closet in my house. My personal closet. I am surrounded by clothes and shoes and stuff. But a green screen behind me keeps that from view during Zoom calls. In front of me is just a wall, so I spruced it up with some of the … Read moreView From my Closet Office
A good friend of mine had an MBA and a high-profile job at a major US airline. I frequently went to her for advice as I was starting my business. I remember talking with her about pricing one day and what she said has stuck with me all these years. I was nervous about charging … Read moreBegin as You Mean to Go On
When I started running, I did not consider myself a “runner”. I was just someone who was trying to run a lap around the track without hyperventilating. When I started a business, I did not consider that I’d become a “boss”. I was just someone who was trying to provide a service that people would … Read moreBecoming the Boss
People are touchy about their produce. People are touchy about lots of things and it’s not surprising that they get upset when things go wrong. But it is surprising when someone apologizes for losing their temper about it. It’s easy for things to go wrong with selling produce online. Well, “wrong” may not be quite … Read moreThe Lady Who Apologized
This giant, maple-flavored, cinnamon roll-type pastry is a Christmas morning tradition at my house. Dough:1 Cup warm water¼ Cup sugar1 TBSP yeast¼ Cup Oil1 tsp salt1 egg3 ½ Cups bread flour Filling:1 Cup sugar1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp maple flavoring½ Cup butter Frosting:¼ Cup butter1 Tbsp milk2 Cups powdered sugar Directions Mix water, yeast, sugar, oil, … Read moreMaple Twist
On Mondays, Ellen Crimini-Trent publishes a tutorial to make a miniature watercolor painting on a 3×3 square. She calls it Mini Monday Madness. You can find her on YouTube here. I’ve made bunches of these and I’ve even roped in my family and friends to make some too. They are fun because they take less … Read moreMini Mondays with Ellen Crimini-Trent
One hundred and seventy steps off from forest road 512, there is a campsite at the confluence of the Little Missouri River & Long Creek. The campsite is at a turn and river crossing on the Eagle Rock Loop trail so hikers frequently walk through camp. Some of them need directions. Most of them say “hi”. One of them asked for some napkins. It’s a beautiful spot.