The Dictionary Says an Expert is One Who Has a High Degree of Skill

Yesterday I was working on the PowerPoint presentations for these homeschooling webinars I’ll be leading in a couple weeks. What’s very cool about them is that I get two hour-and-a-half sessions, so I am able to take my usual whirlwind hour-long presentation and expand some sections and give the whole thing a little more depth. I think it’s going to be more valuable for the participants, and I’m excited to be doing something new.

While I was working, I realized that I needed to look up a date for one of my slides, and I started getting all, UGH, I don’t know where I’m going to find that and It’s probably going to take me forever to find and I’m probably not going to be able to find it online and I’ll probably have to wait until I go to the library on Monday to find it.

That’s when I realized that this information is in a book. A book I wrote. A book I wrote that is on a bookshelf right next to my desk. Because I’m an expert and all.

So I looked up the date and moved on with my slides.


  1. Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink


    Well, occasionally we’re all expert at “Appearing briefly clueless.” I always feel a little smack-my-own-head when I realize I have the answer right in front of me.

  2. adrienne
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I am definitely expert at appearing briefly clueless. Sometimes I do extended runs of appearing clueless.

    But then, you know, I also really have my act together and live a good life and accomplish a lot. So it’s all good.

  3. Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink


  4. adrienne
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I’m trying, anyway. Every day, I try.

  5. Sophie Brookover
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Every day, you ROCK. We are so excited to have hired you to present these webinars for us, I can’t even tell you. Thank you, thank you!

  6. adrienne
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Sophie! I’m really excited about doing them.

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