Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright with a particular interest in ancient Rome. I recently finished the draft of a historical suspense novel set in first-century Antioch, and I’m now in the early stages of developing a mystery set in mid-first century Ephesus.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

From my website

Ignore the Experts: When to Break Decluttering Rules

Decluttering and organizational experts have developed some hand rules of thumb to combat the most common clutter problems. These rules have their place, but they are not helpful in every situation. Here are my thoughts on how and when to break the rules. Store like with like. What the rule…

Clutter Doesn’t Always Look Cluttered

But wait, isn’t that the definition of clutter—stuff that looks cluttered? Sometimes, but clutter is broader than that. If you find a stack of mixing bowls in the living room, it would be clutter, no matter how neatly they were stacked. Clutter is: Stuff that isn’t where it belongs Something…

Is Convenience One of Your Life Values?

We like convenience in our busy society. Convenience sells. Convenience makes life easier. We might say convenience makes the hectic pace of life possible. But how often do we stop to consider what we are giving up? If we were really honest with ourselves, would we find that convenience has…

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