Wendy M. Scott

A Renaissance Soul blogging on reading, writing, travel, and enjoying life.

Lessons from Bill Walsh

The Score Takes Care of Itself

I’ve been on a personal/professional development reading kick recently and I just finished reading The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership. Co-written by Bill Walsh and Steven Jamison, it’s an interesting combination of football field-meets-boardroom. To be sure, there are many parallels between coaching a winning football team and a winning business team. However,

Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo 2015

Camp-Winner-2015-Twitter-Profile

Winner, winner, chicken dinner, y’all! Camp NaNo, which just wrapped up at the end of April is a much more laid back version of the main NaNoWriMo event in November, but I still found it to be helpful. I started Camp with about 60,000 words in my draft and a goal of adding another 20k within a month. I’m now at about 81,500 total words, with a long way still […]

Continue Reading →

The Van

2014-03-29 15.35.34

This is the post in which I pay loving tribute to my Toyota Sienna minivan, a vehicle that was the bridge between my single, career girl post-collegiate days and my present state as a working wife and mother of two. The van saw me through it all over almost 15 years and 192,000 miles of faithful service. It still ran great, but it had a few minor problems. Sure, the […]

Continue Reading →

Writers’ block? No problem! Introducing AutoMatton

Featured Image -- 2786

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Here at WordPress.com, we‘re always looking for ways to improve the blogging experience. We pride ourselves on taking your suggestions to heart and work tirelessly to create better tools for you. Today, we’re releasing a game changer. As WordPress.com becomes easier to use, one piece of unanswered feedback keeps nagging at us: blogging is hard! Not only do you have to think of something…

Continue Reading →

Do you have the “right stuff”?

I just started reading Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars today and came across this passage*: Here’s the other thing that’s changed since the heyday of space exploration. Crews aboard [space craft] are two to three times the size of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo crews, and the mission spans weeks or months, not days. This makes the Mercury-era “right stuff” the wrong stuff. Astronauts have to be people that play well […]

Continue Reading →

Amazing Haleakalā, Maui

Trying to capture the beautiful shades of red.

I just now realized that I left this post as a draft from my trip in December 2014 and never published it, so under the “better late than never” heading, here it is. :) One of the most spectacular things we saw on Maui was Haleakalā. Originally, we had toyed with the idea of getting up at 2am to make the drive up the mountain so that we could see […]

Continue Reading →

Taming the Ever-Growing To-Be-Read Pile

wpid-20150213_164201.jpg

It’s time to do some spring cleaning around here, and by that I mean that it’s time to whittle down my stack of books that are waiting to be read. I guess I’m pretty bad about downloading books to my Kindle or picking up handfuls of used books and then eschewing them in favor of a book recommended by a friend, a shiny new title that I come across in […]

Continue Reading →

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 403 other followers