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Career advice by quinn.anya, on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/1486887890/

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given? Looking back, there’s one heck of a lot of bad advice in life – and that’s only counting the pieces of advice we don’t have quite enough sense (or enough self-confidence?) to ignore at the time.  Not even talking about fortune cookies, here, or the bright ideas your Facebook friends can come… [read more]

Lighted mask balloon at New Year's street festival

So you never got around to making those New Year's Resolutions? Nuhuh, me neither. But it's still not too late. And if you're at all like me, your list of resolutions for 2009 -- if we were going to make resolutions, which I'm not saying for a minute is going to happen -- are high-quality BS indeed. In fact, the current list might look disturbingly like the very same resolutions we made back in senior year of high school, and every year since...

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What catches me in the back of the throat, every year the same, is the sudden deep boom of the cannons' salute. Those big guns echo down the years and down the river valley, from village to village, straight to the heart. Each small community has its own memorial cairn, its own group of silent observers to wipe away a… [read more]

My sister-in-law, the mad daylily collector, was among 2000 who rocked our local Run for the Cure this past weekend, to help to raise funds for breast cancer research. She's one good reason why DomestikGoddess.com goes Pink for October -- well, even more pink than usual. She also comes from a long line of photographers, and that's where this next… [read more]

Do you know about Alltop.com? It's sort of a “digital magazine rack” serving up the "best of the best" news stories from across the Internet. Sounds impressive, no? All the cool kids hang out there -- and now, it seems, you and I do too! Through some lucky oversight (or perhaps a computer melt-down somewhere?), Domestik Goddess has been tucked… [read more]

As a child, I was a soft-bellied sloth. In my young-adult prime, a mix of healthy outdoor physical activity, all-night dancing, and obsessive weight-training created a woman who could appear in public in a bathing suit without making people think of beluga caviar. Over the past few years, however, the sloth has returned. Not satisfactory. Because you just know it's… [read more]

As those of you following the Canadian news (or my other River/Road post) may gather... we've had a spot of flooding, here in the St. John River valley of New Brunswick. And as I said yesterday,When Nature gets nasty, know what we do around here? We rush out and take pictures, of course. Especially those of us who live up… [read more]