Be More Productive (Not By Beating Yourself Up)

A non-fiction article by Shayne McClendon.

Every day, I struggle with the time available and how to be more productive. When I run out of hours in the day before all my tasks are complete, I am merciless on myself.

No one is ever as mean to me as I am. I have a feeling that so many women face this same internal “takedown” so I’d like to talk about the series of events that brought me to a much-needed epiphany.

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Justice | A Short Story

JusticeThe crime must be avenged. As the chief warrior for her people, the job fell to Nanoi.

During the night, all of the children in their treetop domain had been whisked away. Though she suspected the criminal, there must be no doubt.

If it was him, if he’d taken the innocents among them in a show of anger or to flex his strength, she would take him apart piece by piece.

No warrior, woman or man, could best her within 500 miles. Whatever price he owed would be paid in full before the next moon. It was her duty.

It would be her pleasure.

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How To Be A Good Friend and Not Throwaway Friendships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A non-fiction article by Shayne McClendon.

Ah, friendships. When I hear someone refer to hundreds (or even thousands) of people on social media as “friends,” I kind of shiver. Can you learn how to be a good friend when the method of determining what that is seems to have gotten ridiculously ambiguous over the last ten years?

No matter how social we are, we’re losing vital social skills I’m beginning to worry will never return. Friendships have now become disposable for little or no reason. Hyper-sensitivity to every true or perceived offense is making it far too easy to walk away from histories (sometimes spanning years) built in the real or (increasingly more common) virtual world.

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