Work

SIGNED. IN WRITING.

Personally, I can’t remember when I last wrote other than a list by hand. I’ve been touch-typing since I was 10 and never looked back. No one, including me, can read my handwriting. My hands cramp when I try, which isn’t… Read More ›

I COULDA BEEN A CONTENDER

I must have been brought up wrong. I was misled. I believed working hard and doing my best was the key to success. For decades, it was true. Then the world changed — and I learned otherwise. Many (most?) companies no longer tolerate excellence, much less… Read More ›

QUITTING

Originally written for The Happy Quitter, published March 7, 2015. Today is my 68th birthday and quitting smoking was the best gift I ever gave myself. Time to talk about it. I’m surprised I’ve never written about it before now…. Read More ›

FAR FROM EQUAL

Unequal Terms Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life? While I was growing up, mostly… Read More ›

JUST A FEW MINUTES

Flash Talk – You’re about to enter a room full of strangers, where you will have exactly four minutes to tell a story that would convey who you really are. What’s your story? “Good morning. You are,” glancing at my résumé… Read More ›