One of the outcomes of the advice to "just start" when it comes to blogging is that you don't really know where you'll end up. The process is beautiful and frustrating. In a few months, Fiscal Fizzle will enter its 5th year of existence, and it was beginning to freak me out. By now, surely I thought, the … Continue reading Trying Something New
A little less than three months have passed since I set two New Year’s “resolutions,” or what I called “focus areas” for 2012, and it's time for a quick update. The first was to make fitness a priority in my life, and the second was to finally buy an affordable home. While I have not … Continue reading First Quarter Update on my Fitness Goals
Those of you who follow me on Twitter (and there are over 2,700 of you) may have noticed that things went quiet a few weeks ago. The fact is that I haven't felt engaged with Twitter in well over a year, tweeting out links sporadically, and hitting a few replies here and there. My stream … Continue reading 140 Words on Leaving Twitter
Every year starts out with the best intentions, grand plans, and dreams of what's possible. By March, the initial momentum is usually gone, and it takes a lot of effort and motivation to rekindle the excitement that filled those initial weeks. This year, I'm doing things a little differently. For starters, I'll be targeting only … Continue reading Goals, Goals, Goals: 2012 Edition
Welcome, 2012. Our family had a fantastic time in Orlando this weekend bringing in the New Year, and I have to tell you that Disney really knows how to throw a party and make it memorable. The fireworks spectacular on New Year's Eve was like nothing I've ever seen before. All this week, I'll be … Continue reading The Best Posts of 2011
Every year around this time, I get in a self-reflective mood that lasts from Thanksgiving through the first week of January. It's a nice time of year for reviewing accomplishments, thinking about goals, wrapping up loose ends, and making important life decisions. Of course, the first and most important step in all of that is … Continue reading Thankfulness for 2011
Over the past three weeks, I’ve asked many of you via Facebook, Twitter and this site to participate in a short survey to help me shape the future of Fiscal Fizzle. This post is an insight into those results.