Posts Categorized: Work

I have no idea what I’m writing

In the penultimate post from “Creative Week”, we continue to talk writing. As you will see, however, much of the time, I have no idea what I’m writing. So, let’s set the wayback machine to almost 10 years ago. Gosh! I can hardly believe it’s been that long! But, there it was, “Black Monday”. My… Read more »

Writing in the right lane

Kind of confusing, being I’m a lefty. But, in most respects, that’s exactly what I’ve done throughout my writing “career”. Just like in my drawing (see yesterday’s post), comics were a big part of my inspiration. Also, Grandma. Yup, strange but true. So, let’s take a trip during “Creative Week” on my road to writing… Read more »

Have art will travel

Day two of “Creative Week”! What’s in store today? How about some more tales of my artistic adventures. Specifically, how, during this period, I am always with my trusty sketchbook and pencils. Everywhere I go, hence the title, “Have art will travel”. So, I mentioned yesterday that I only had one art class in my… Read more »

Spicing up a friendship

This tale begins a long time ago, during my former adventures in the mythical land known as Corporate America. Some people from that land embark on a journey to a fabled destination referred to only as “lunch away from work”. I was one of those adventurers. This is the story of how that journey begat… Read more »

And now for something completely the same

And, that’s done it. As of this past Sunday, both niecelings are officially diploma holders. One with a degree in Criminal Justice and the other in Biology. Introducing their next act: “And now for something completely the same.” (apologies to the great and beloved Monty Python’s Flying Circus) My elder nieceling is three years older… Read more »

Better the second time around

My elder nieceling came over for a brief visit before we popped over to the parentals for lunch together. These mini-visits are usually rambling talks about life and the future. Sometimes work, other times relationships and still others about school. Here we found ourselves and what led me to tell her that it is sometimes… Read more »

Battling artificial deadlines

Since I left Corporate America, I haven’t had any deadlines to meet. That is both a good and a bad thing. I no longer have the stress of a “drop dead” date. But, I also don’t have the motivating force behind “you better get this done!” So, I end up finding myself battling artificial deadlines…. Read more »

Hiring the best people

I’ve worked in retail and in Corporate America. Over those many years I’ve hired a lot of people. I tried very hard at hiring the best people. It’s not easy. But, I think I managed a pretty good track record. All it takes is following some pretty basic rules. Admittedly, when I was a young… Read more »

Smiles on Valentine’s Day

I’ve been out of the Valentine’s Day “business” for a while now. I mean, not exactly. I still send cards (paper and electronic, now). But my old “job” of trying to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day is pretty much something I’ve retired from. Now, granted, the cards could be having that impact. I don’t always know… Read more »

What about me?

Any man who is worthy of the title should be asking himself the same question these days: What about me? Harassment in general and sexual harassment in particular are difficult subjects to self-judge. There’s the overt and obvious, of course, such as sticking a tongue down someone’s throat or asking them to “twirl” for you…. Read more »