January 2013

Managing Mom’s Money

28 January 2013 · 20 comments

My mother is sixty-four. She’s struggled with mental illness for over a decade. About eighteen months ago, my family came to the tough conclusion that Mom needs constant care. Though she’s still relatively young, we found help for her at a nearby assisted-living facility. Mom is doing better now that she has round-the-clock professional care. […]


24 January 2013 · 54 comments

As part of my renewed focus on fitness, I’m doing a 30-day detox. Since January 6th, I’ve had no caffeine, no alcohol, and no manufactured drugs of any sort. The experience has been…interesting. I’m also trying to eat healthier than I usually do. I started with a day of fasting followed by a three-day juice […]

Brace Face

17 January 2013 · 35 comments

For years, I’ve wanted to get braces. But for years, I’ve been reluctant to do so. In 2009, as I started doing more radio and television appearances for Get Rich Slowly, I began to grow self-conscious about my teeth. Actually, I’d been self-conscious about them for a while. Each of us has some part of […]

Four Years Later

15 January 2013 · 13 comments

Four years ago today, my best friend killed himself. Paul (aka “Sparky”) and I didn’t see each other much in the years leading up to his death, but every time we did, I learned something about myself and about life. I miss him. To commemorate Paul’s passing, today I want to share the eulogy I […]

Focus on Fitness

11 January 2013 · 31 comments

My head is full of things to share with you, but my time is scarce. I shouldn’t even be writing this now. I have an Entrepreneur article that is two days past due! But, as I say, there are so many things to tell: I’ve had an offer accepted on a condo, I’m getting braces […]

A Weekend in Houston

07 January 2013 · 9 comments

One of the best parts about blogging is meeting readers and colleagues. I go out of my way to have coffee, lunch, or dinner with anyone who asks. As a result, I’ve formed some great friendships. Eighteen months ago at Savvy Blogging Summit 2011, I met Amy Gross from VineSleuth, a wine blog. She and […]

My Goals for 2013

02 January 2013 · 12 comments

On Monday, I shared my year in review for 2012. The past twelve months were a time of transition, and I’m happy with how my life has changed in the past year. Now, however, it’s time to look forward to 2013, to prepare plans so that life can be even better. In recent years, I’ve […]