Category Archives: Job

Is Life Inconvenient?

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “How willing are you to put up with inconvenience? “Because we’re reasonably willing, as a family, to put up with inconvenience, we live in a … Continue reading

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Achieving Impossible Dreams

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art — Steve Says: “When we tell people what we do — I paint, Carolyn writes — the general response is, ‘Wow, that’s my dream job.’  “It … Continue reading

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Vacationing Every Week

 From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “Recently, Carolyn and I spent some time in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, frequently described as the Swiss Alps of the Northwest. “It was a … Continue reading

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Day Jobs and Daydreaming

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “This last weekend found me in Joseph, OR, judging the Wallowa Valley Festival Arts Exhibition, a regional art show encompassing the inland Pacific Northwest. “I was struck … Continue reading

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Honesty — It’s Still a Lonely Word

I just finished reading one of those inspirational stories that is supposed to energize me but actually makes me want to rest my head on my paper-cluttered desk and weep. Let me summarize: Famous Person agrees to meet fans for … Continue reading

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Writing, Blogging, and Speaking, Intelligently

I have met people with PhD’s who say things like this: “Her and me went to the movies.” “This gift is for she and I.” While this may peg me as a language snob, I think twice before I listen to a … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game

Halloween is weeks away, and we all know what that means. Yep. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (by the way, have you, or anyone you know, ever actually eaten a goose?), and the round of cocktail parties … Continue reading

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“Quiet” and “Shy” Are Not the Same Word

At one time, like a lot of reserved people, I considered myself shy. The misconception is understandable, given that once a room fills with more than four unrelated people, I clam up like an oyster trapped inside a mussel shell, … Continue reading

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The Big Significance of Small Business

Normally, I avoid buying cookies, or anything, from strange children on my doorstep. It’s not so much that I discourage budding entrepreneurs as that I prefer to not support the mega-companies providing the product and pocketing most of the profits. … Continue reading

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E-book — The Jane Austen Driving School

The newly published Jane Austen Driving School is the second volume in the Ordinary Life Is Beautiful E-book Series, adding to the stories and illustrations of Life Is a Gift. Thirty short, easy-to-read, fun and funny stories bring readers into … Continue reading

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