Category Archives: Daily Life

The superordinate category for thoughts and discussions on daily life topics

How To Host A Guest

In being a guest at many places – people’s houses and hotels mostly,  I have more often than not run into situations where it was just plain awkward to stay there. I can only think of a few instances where the stay was absolutely hassle-free.

When in someone’s house as a guest, this is more understandable; in a hotel room, it is neither understandable or acceptable.

If you will ever host a guest, whether in your private house or in your lodging business, here are a few things you might want to keep in mind as you prepare for them.

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Dealing With Motormouths

In my previous post, Learning To Listen, I talked about how important it is to listen, yet how few people truly know how to do that.

This brought up the question in my mind, “What do we do when confronted with a person who won’t stop talking?”

We’ve all had instances in which someone latches on to us and tries to unload everything they know. The details of their latest operation. The latest happenings with their kids or grandkids. Complaints about their job, their coworkers, or the food.

We realize it’s important to listen, but where’s the limit? Continue reading Dealing With Motormouths

Kindle Paperwhite

I love reading. My mom tells me I’ve been reading since I was three years old. She would catch me reading when I should have been sleeping, and my kids were the same way. Now it seems my grandkids are picking up the torch and carrying on in this tradition.

Too Many Books

As a veteran of 20 years in the Air Force, I have many moves under my belt, and I can tell you as someone who loves to read, and consequently accumulates books, moving a hundred or more boxes of books is no picnic.

However,  you can’t just throw away books! You’ve spent good money on those books, you’ve spent hours of your time reading them, they are more than friends. They are part of your family. Like family members,  you would be happy to see them move on to other lives with other people who love them, but you don’t just discard them. Continue reading Kindle Paperwhite