Haiku Friday: Spam

haiku pic 3Here’s my haiku for today, on the topic of Spam:

ding! you’ve got email

‘cuz the Spam Wars never end

— and Spam is winning

It’s Haiku Friday again.  For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose.  I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog.  Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those).  That’s it.

Haiku Friday: Winter Solstice

haiku pic 1Here’s my haiku for today, on the topic of Winter Solstice:

sit still in the Dark

remember what you have learned

Light is born tonight

It’s Haiku Friday again.  For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose.  I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog.  Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those).  That’s it.

Haiku Friday: Men

haiku pic 2Here’s my haiku for today, on the topic of Men:

men with big shoulders

heft and pound and saw and drill

men, men, manly men

It’s Haiku Friday again.  For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose.  I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog.  Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those).  That’s it.

Haiku Friday: Rules

zen gardenHere’s my haiku for today, on the topic of Rules (apologies to Bill Maher):

all your Sacred Rules

are only good ‘til you die

after that, New Rules

 It’s Haiku Friday again.  For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose.  I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog.  Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those).  That’s it.

Compost: Good Books

If you are a businessperson, there are a plethora of books out there that give good advice on how to start a business, run a business, get clients for your business, handle your employees, and more. So just in case you need a few more, here are 4 business-related books that I believe are excellent.  (And yes, I was privileged to work with these authors as their editor or writing coach, so I guess you could say I’m not totally objective. But I get no royalties or affiliate payments – I simply recommend them because I do know a good book when I read one, and these really are good!)

 

Berried in Chocolate book coverBuried in Chocolate 

by Shari Fitzpatrick

From the founder of The Berry Factory comes this down-to-earth, heartfelt business success story, designed to appeal to the ever-growing number of people who are drawn to home-based entrepreneurship and who are searching for successful role models. Shari is a unique character (and fun to work with) but her lessons on how to start and run a successful business apply to everyone. Also who doesn’t like to read about chocolate? You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.

 

IntentionalNetworkercover-199x300The Intentional Networker

by Patti DeNucci

If you are one of those introverts (like me) who just want to “sell your stuff” without having to get out and network, you’ll love this book. Patti DeNucci shows you how to have fun networking with the people who can help you be successful – without changing who you are. Patti shows you that selling yourself means being true to yourself, your purpose, and your mission in life. Full of humor and true adventures in entrepreneurship, this book teaches you about business and yourself at the same time. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.

 

Ungame cover(2)The Un-Game: Four-Play to Business as Unusual

by Ingrid Martine

“The Un-Game” is both a fictional story about a newbie manager trying to learn his craft, and a blueprint for a new kind of 21st century business leader. It teaches how to play the game because the game is worth playing – and is in fact, not a game, but life. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.

 

Six Figures book coverSix Figures: Mixing Friendship & Business … Like a Good Martini
by Gina McAndrew, Lee Knapp, Barbara Parsons, Susan Cullen, Nicolle Carfagnini, and Lauri Mitchell

Six Figures is full of fun and laughter, tears and hard-won wisdom from six professional women who support each other in business and in friendship – regardless of their vast differences in background, age, abilities, and philosophy. They call themselves the “Bad Girls” and when you read this book you might think about forming a Bad Girls group of your own. This book is available on Amazon.com