Let’s play advice columnist today, Blog-Buddies. I’ll add my bit and then you can add your responses in the form of comments. Even if Carolyn doesn’t read any of them. (Sure, I will send her a link, but Carolyn Hax must receive about a zillion emails per day.)
Here was the original question from “Name Change”
“I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer very well as a professional name. I’d like to change it as I embark on my new direction but I feel silly being my age and sounding like I’m having an identity crisis. Thoughts?” CONTINUE READING →
Well I, for one, am so glad to be nearing completion of our 6-part series about how to deal with difficult people, with insight from reading people deeper. That series began here.
Important and practical? Sure. Yet the topic isn’t exactly pure joy.
And hey, today is our first day of spring (in this hemisphere) (that didn’t begin with an eclipse).
I could stand some inspiration, and maybe you can too. Besides, who doesn’t really, really like Tom Hanks? Beloved as the A-lister is, maybe he hasn’t always felt that comfortable being Tom. Not so comfortable as he clearly is now. Let’s find out. CONTINUE READING →
Truth be told, I’m more familiar with a naughty pleasure, Kate McKinnon’s imitations of the superstar on “Saturday Night Live.” That’s all the Justin Bieber I have witnessed for years. Rather than, for instance, following him on Twitter (where he has 56.6 million followers). No malice intended toward the young singer. Just about anything Kate McKinnon does on “Saturday Night Live” makes me laugh really hard.
Yet the guy is still pulling in the moolah, and so I’ll lead off with Justin Bieber while pursuing our latest theme of wondering, “What makes some people tick?”.
The big-deal singer just had a birthday, March 1. Making him just 21. Think you could have handled all that celebrity any better than he has? CONTINUE READING →
Really, how could I choose just a Top 10 List for this topic. Isn’t show biz competitive enough?
Aura reading movie reviews are a very specialized form of cinematic criticism. Instead of a maximum of two thumbs up for a top review, there ought to be something about pinkies. Or whatever is the most refined part of the hand for gesturing. CONTINUE READING →
Books by Rose Rosetree come in more formats than ever — print, eBook for an e-reader, tablet-ready versions at the iTunes store.
I’m no expert on all those technologies, just competent enough to get the books formatted properly.
However, I do have an insider’s perspective — a teacher’s perspective — on what these books can deliver. And how to get the most from them. So here come my Top 10 tips that will be particularly helpful for you as a reader of any of my nonfiction books.
1. Start with a quick, light skim-read.
Read that book like a novel, pleasure reading.
Skim-read for adventure, self-authority. Read like a beginner, even a dilettante… for now anyway.
Blog-Buddies, I’m really looking forward to this last Aura Reading Movie Review before the Academy Awards in 2015. Benedict Cumberbatch has played many a brainy role, but this has to be the brainiest one yet. Alan Turing, designer of The Turing Test, which I had known about and admired as a mind-boggling achievement. And now, I learn, Turing was also a huge war hero. Wow!
Julianne Moore had no trouble remembering her lines, evidently, when portraying Alice, a woman whose cognitive abilities weren’t working so well. Meanwhile the buzz around Oscars 2015 is that people are remembering her. Julianne Moore’s performance was memorable to such an extent that she is likely to win this Sunday night.
Let’s explore Julianne Moore’s performance with some aura reading research. (You’ll find more background about aura reading movie reviews at the end of today’s article.)
Let me encourage you, right from the start. Today’s energetic literacy research won’t be as upsetting as you might expect. CONTINUE READING →