A Quick Note On Creativity

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First, a quick apology for being absent so long from my blog.  It’s been almost 11 months since my husband, Ron, passed away, and I have to say that it’s taken all this time for me to start feeling, well, ready to go on with my life. Now the quick note on creativity:  have you ever felt that “if only”… Read more »

Life And Loss: Part 1

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My life is changed forever. On September 8, 2017, my beloved husband, Ronald J. “Dusty” Woods, passed away at the age of 70. Funny, “seventy” sounds so old – but it seems far too soon to lose the man I’ve been married to for 40 years. I’ve received a lot of love, help and support in this time of loss. … Read more »

The Cloud: Round 2

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A while ago I published a blog post called “The Un-“Cloud”-ed Day”, [http://dustwood-media.com/jeri-office/general/the-un-cloud-ed-day/] basically expressing my skepticism towards the enthusiastic embracing of computing “in the cloud”.  The risks of having your business’s vital information stored on someone else’s server (which is what cloud computing basically is) struck me as far outweighing the advantages. I recently received a very pleasant email… Read more »

Lean On Me

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Especially in North America, we hear a lot about how we are supposed to be independent and not need anyone else. This turns out not to be the case. We need other people.  Other people need us.  Even in a one-person home business, we are dependent on others – our clients, our family, supportive friends, even the anonymous people who… Read more »

Keep On Going

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My life is going through one of those challenging times:  my husband has been seriously ill for months (and will continue to be for a while); because of that, my aging arthritic body has been challenged to take up all the things that my husband used to do around the house, as well as providing regular healthy meals (and help… Read more »