One of my mentors has elevated the quote “Feedback is a gift” to a near mantra for our team. Occasionally, the quote has served as an introduction to a piece of imminent personal feedback, prompting me to ask “Does it come with a gift receipt?” Personally and professionally, it can be difficult to ask for … More Feedback is a Gift
Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to be political in nature. I am not interested in discussing or debating the performance of any particular POTUS, past or present, nor is the content of tonight’s State of the Union (SOTU) address at all relevant here. I have written this piece without having watched, heard or read about … More Has the State of the Union Address Become Obsolete?
If you visit my Twitter profile, you’ll notice that the title of this blog is the beginning of the longest disclaimer Twitter allows me to post to my bio: “My tweets are my own thoughts and do not reflect the official positions of my employer.” True, the disclaimer takes up most of the space I … More My Tweets Are My Own Thoughts
I promised to tell the story of my coffee table in this post, but when I started to write, I realized that the coffee table evoked more than one 400-1000 word story. Therefore, the We Could Totally Make That series is not going to end at #2. In fact, it may not end at all, … More We Could Totally Make That: Part 2
At least once a week, I have this conversation with my father: Me: Look at this – (referring to photo of beautiful/interesting/unusual object/piece of furniture/house that I can’t afford to buy) We could make this. Dad: We could totally make that. As long as his response is in the affirmative, we usually draw up plans … More We Could Totally Make That: Part 1
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – Winnie the Pooh As I was writing the last post, I was already planning the triumphant “Well, I Did It!” post. The poignant, humble and reflective-without-sounding-overly-accomplished words I assumed I would write would accompany my nervous walk across the stage, as I proudly wore … More The Practice of Satisfaction
There are 71 days between today and my graduation ceremony. I know that there are 71 days because I keep refreshing this web page on my phone, encouraged as I anticipate the return of Thursday nights and Saturdays, sleep and maybe even a social life (however unlikely.) People keep asking me what I’m going to “do … More Inside the Hive