In this article Brian says why Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a favorable place to retire and describes the retirement experiences of some in-law relations and some acquaintances as well as of his wife and himself.
Using the tools and techniques of mind-mapping, WorkFlowy, and spiral-writing is helping me to write even more and even better fiction, essays, articles, correspondence, and posts.
Smart phones make it easy to write text messages. They anticipate what people type or dictate, and they (and people) sometimes make mistakes. Edit before you send. This true story shows why.
Individualism and socialism is each a sin or error if overemphasized enough to do unjust harm to the common good or to individual rights respectively; else each is good when kept in balance.
A simple graph of best and worst emotionally charged experiences can be a step in the process of writing a poignant short story.
Many people enjoy Facebook, but some, including me if I'm not mindful, have difficulty not Facebooking to excess, to the point of losing sleep and neglecting tasks.
Choosing from the characteristic traits of the nine personality types of the enneagram helps create characters in a story, the enneagram type of each influencing attitudes, reactions and motivations.
The Enneagram of Personality Types is widely used for self-knowledge and for spiritual growth and direction, as well as to find a best fit career. Gurdjieff, Ichazo, then Naranjo first developed it.
In this essay Brian Leekley gives a brief overview of the thought-provoking, inspiring book START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION by Simon Sinek and then shares three of his reflections on...
Writing your own new words to a familiar melody can be fun and entertaining, or can help make a point.
While living in Moscow, Idaho, my wife and I frequently attended a monthly poetry party to which most guests brought wine or chocolate. Here is how those 'poetry nights' were (and still are) hosted.
I began with version 9 and am now using version 13 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and am very pleased now with its accuracy. Several factors have helped to achieve that.
Marquette is a small city, but the largest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a university town, a Great Lakes port, and a regional hub of commerce, culture, and recreation.
Here are 10 easy techniques to help you be attentively aware of the now-passing moment. The tips are as simple as observing your breathing and as fun as pretending you are acting for a movie director.
In Kalamazoo, my wife and I have experienced satisfying work, enjoyable and meaningful activities, and a good life on modest incomes.
Novice book collectors and sellers want to learn the meanings of the jargon antiquarian booksellers use in their quotes and catalogs to describe the physical condition of books. Here is a glossary.