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A Gift Before Departing

A Gift Before Departing   By   Vicki Hinze     A few years ago I thought I had a life-threatening illness.  It turned out to be a paperwork mistake, but there were about six weeks when I didn’t yet know that. I thought my time here [...]
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Convenient Amnesia?

  Convenient Amnesia? By Vicki Hinze   When the topic of convenient amnesia arises, our typical first reaction is to think that the person just doesn’t want to remember. That can be true for a multitude of reasons, but it isn’t [...]
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Coping with Rejection

  Coping With Rejection By Vicki Hinze     First, let’s set the record straight. We don’t want to just cope with rejection. We want to cope with it constructively.     Allowing rejection to shove us into [...]
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4 Tactics of a Dream Thief

    4 Tactics of a Dream Thief   By   Vicki Hinze       Our dreams give us things to look forward to in life.  Big or small, working toward them, provides us with the will to get out of bed in the morning, [...]
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The Expectation of Privacy

  The Expectation of Privacy By Vicki Hinze   Not too many years ago, people had an expectation of privacy that was mandated legislatively and widely respected.  Some are under the illusion privacy is still respected. Others [...]
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Coping with the Unexpected

  Coping with the Unexpected By Vicki Hinze The unexpected strikes us all.  Whether you adopt a regimented routine, live by your prioritized To-Do list, or tackle your day by whatever strikes your mood, odds are your plans are or [...]
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Nobody Aspires to Mediocrity

Nobody Aspires to Mediocrity By Vicki Hinze   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said, “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” When I came upon that quote, it was exactly the inspiration I [...]
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Great Debates and Moral Dilemmas

GREAT DEBATES AND MORAL DILEMMAS   By   Vicki Hinze     They’re everywhere and on everything—great debates and moral dilemmas.  I expected to run into a few when I tackled human trafficking in DEADLY TIES, [...]
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Mastering the Craft of Writing

    Mastering the Craft of Writing   By   Vicki Hinze     By nature, writers are interested in many things. They’re observant, reasoning, seek motivations for actions and weigh reactions. Typically, they [...]
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Peace in Tumultuous Times

Peace in Tumultuous Times by Vicki Hinze       We are living in tumultuous times. If you’ve been awake, you’re well aware of this and don’t need a primer to be advised. We’re all seeing a lot of things [...]