Networking is an important business tool. Like all tools, it is most effective when used properly. How can you use networking to your advantage?
Fall food and ghoulish goodies make their way to the table for the annual Halloween feast. These recipes for monster tacos, fly soup and sweet eyeballs are guaranteed to make your party a smash.
Bloggers, tweeters and Facebook users are constantly posting, sharing and using creative content. What belongs to you? What belongs to someone else? What is protected under copyright law?
Soda pop comes in a lot of flavors and brands not sold at national fast-food chains. Here are my favorite unique soda pops with notes on how to mix specialty adult and kid-friendly libations.
The afterlife is a mystery. As a Catholic, I take comfort in my belief in the saints. Since my father-in-law passed away, this understanding has deepened. Here's the story of my favorite ghost.
A good plot holds your readers' attention. A poor plot loses your readership. Consider these tips for creating a plot that will intrigue your readers and keep them turning the pages.
Jacob L. Loose Park in Kansas City is one of the most popular green spaces locally. Take a photo tour of the playgrounds, statues, roses and fountains that grace this historic landmark.
Costco has made headlines for their fair wages and employee benefits, but reasons to shop there extend around the globe. At this store, customers can buy local and support global conservation efforts.
Kansas City's Liberty Memorial and accompanying World War I Museum keep the flame of remembrance alive. Learn along with me as I explore the tragic history and intriguing nuances of the Great War.
Writers new to the genre of flash fiction often misunderstand the point of writing extremely short stories. Read on to learn about common misconceptions and how to avoid them.
Flash fiction or short, short stories are popular with bloggers and fun for readers. Learn how to pack a punch in 1,000 words or less to get your readers hooked and coming back for more.
Tips for building the audience on your blog by interacting with other bloggers.
Want to improve your writing? Online critique forums provide fun, affordable ways to connect with other writers and receive valuable feedback. This Hub will help you make the most of the experience.
There are plenty of things to do in Kansas City. Whether or not you joined us for adventures in the first half of the year, come along for the next adventure in the City of Fountains.
Need ideas for gluten-free leftovers? Many GF foods become soggy or gritty when left for later, but you can please all your picky eaters with gluten-free fried rice on leftover night.
Quick, easy meals are possible for families who eat gluten-free. Here's a fun German meal you can whip up using a box mix, some apples, and a little dried fruit.
Do you miss eating at Chinese restaurants now that you have gone gluten-free? Here is an easy gluten-free option for enjoying one of my favorite stir fry recipes.
Do you know how to behave at your child's sporting events? Here are some dos and don'ts to help you out, along with a bit of humor to keep you smiling through it all.
Need a quick gluten-free meal for your family? Try this Spanish rice recipe. It can easily be prepared in about 15 minutes for your family to eat before running off to scouts, ball practice, or other evening activities.
You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a new look for your home. Check out these affordable tips for home decor on a budget.
Single on Valentine's Day? That's okay, so are many others. Let me share some secrets I use to get through the most romantic day of the year with a smile on my face, even without a significant other.
Do you have trouble finding the time to get to the gym? Incorporate some of these workout tips to increase efficiency and maximize time management at the gym.
My cats are at it again! This time El Che hacks my computer and types up a list of grievances against Chavez. Will my home ever know peace again?
Planning to visit Kansas City? Live in or near the City of Fountains? Need suggestions for an outing? There's enough activities in Kansas City to keep you busy all year round.
Who doesn't love a piping hot cup of soup on a winter's day? Here are tips for homemade gluten-free comfort foods that will keep your stomach and your pocketbook happy.
Our cats had fun at Christmas. After his success with the Christmas wish list, Chavez is back to writing again. This time he left me a list of New Year's Resolutions, but the resolutions weren't his to make.
Tired of not reaching those lofty goals you set? Try this minimum goal-setting technique. Minimums are goals you know you can keep, with a small amount of awareness. Here's to success in the new year!
Physical challenges need not keep you from weight loss. I've found water fitness helpful in facing this and other challenges. Here are some thoughts on using a water workout to achieve personal goals.
Can Americans enjoy Australian music? In this introduction to Australia's Paul Kelly, I provide the keys to understanding and enjoying the music and culture he brings to us from Down Under.
Ever wonder what to get your cats or other pets for Christmas? Our cats left a wish list for us.
Are you tired of failure? Do new year's resolutions leave you anxious or full of guilt? Here's a simple, humorous guide to making resolutions you can keep.
Looking for some Christmas comedy? Some holiday humor? Let the naughty kitties make you laugh.
Gluten allergies and sensitivities can make going out to eat challenging but not impossible. Here are some tips on how to avoid gluten when grabbing a bite during the day or even at a restaurant on date night.
Will this be your first Christmas since going gluten-free? Welcome to the club! Here I share some of the discoveries I've made while preparing holiday treats for my family's first gluten-free celebrations.
When faced with the need to make a radical change in diet or lifestyle, many of us can be overwhelmed. Here is my story of going gluten-free. Included are tips on what to do, what not to do, and how to keep grocery costs to a minimum.
The movie Jindabyne starring Laura Lynnie and Gabriel Bryne is the retelling of an American short story. Does it work? Why Australia?