The Unemployment Cookbook: Anna’s Meatloaf

The Unemployment Cookbook: Anna's Meatloaf

The Unemployment Cookbook: Anna’s Meatloaf

One of my favorite recipes is Anna’s Meatloaf. Y’all know the story, right? Anna was my best friend in college. We worked together, hung out together, cooked together.

She would make this great meatloaf, and when I moved back home, she gave me the recipe. Like, gave me the recipe. As in, “Here. Use it, royalty free.” So I put it in my cookbook. [She did, of course, garner a free copy of The Unemployment Cookbook.]

Ever since, Anna’s meatloaf has been a go-to family favorite. Even the cats love it. [Read: “I Just read the rest. . .

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Life Lessons From Willy Wonka

There’s something beautiful in the death of Gene Wilder.

Not that dying is beautiful. But he kept his final struggles from the world, stating “He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.”

Of all his characters, Willy Wonka is my favorite. Maybe because he was born from a children’s book. Maybe because the candy is colorful. What child doesn’t want to live in a world that’s completely edible? Maybe because, as I grow older, I understand Wonka’s snarky comments on humankind more and more.

This is one of those celebrity deaths that will bother me … read the rest. . .

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Social Media for the Anti-Social: If You Build It, They Will Come

Saturday, I had the opportunity to present “Growing Your Social Media Swarm” to the Writers of Kern, a branch of the California Writers Club. I was excited to learn the audience also had non-writers interested in learning better building techniques.

One of the first slides in my presentation is one you’ve seen for years on this blog.

If you build it, they will come.

If you build it, they will come.

Remember back in the day when I revamped my blog, and my brother created this wonderful graphic for me? It’s years old, and it still thrills me.

It’s a reminder to take those steps … read the rest. . .

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