Daily Containers: Keeping Inertia at Bay

Daily Containers: Keeping Inertia at Bay

When coronavirus hit, I lost my income overnight. As a freelance writer and consultant, working with nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, I was dragged along in the undertow of the virus’s economic repercussions. In classic domino effect...
Develop Resilience to Ease Suffering

Develop Resilience to Ease Suffering

resilience /rɪˈzɪlɪəns/ noun noun: resilience; noun: resiliency; plural noun: resiliencies 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Back in January, before this pandemic broke all hell loose, I had a conversation with a friend about words or...
Nine Reasons Why I Moved to Setúbal

Nine Reasons Why I Moved to Setúbal

New year, new decade, new home. Yes, I’ve moved, for the third time in 14 months, from Almada just across the Tejo River from Lisbon to a small city called Setúbal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Lisbon. Setúbal is experiencing somewhat of a low-key...
Dear Brain Pickers: I’m Flattered, But No

Dear Brain Pickers: I’m Flattered, But No

Brain picker–are you one? Throughout my career as a freelance writer and grant writer, I’ve been invited to coffee (which I typically end up paying for), or have been sent emails, by budding writers and entrepreneurs who want to know how I do what I do and...
Moving to Portugal: Resource Round-up

Moving to Portugal: Resource Round-up

UPDATE as of 3 May 2020: This moving to Portugal page needs a thorough review and necessary updates. I’ve started the review process, which will take a while, and although some points may be no longer relevant, most still are. As with anything on the internet,...
Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

Portugal? Why Did You Move to Portugal?

In my last post where I announced my move to Portugal, I also said that I would attempt to explain why I moved to Portugal (and why Portugal, specifically) in my next post. This is that post. So, why did I move to Portugal? Excellent question and one I have to step...

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