Posts Categorized: Work

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 »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

The dilemma of being needed

Like many people, I’ve taken away a lot of lessons from my working life. One of the first ones I learned was the more work you do, the more you get. My elder niece is struggling with that realization these days. Another one I learned came later in my career: having all the answers (or… Read more »

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I posted about Valentine’s Day, with some valid reasons, but long-time readers know it holds a special place for me. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Mom. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day and my Grandma. There is the unique connection between Valentine’s Day… Read more »

I’m not preaching…

…I’m just having a conversation here! A thought burbled up while I was shaving the other day, “I wonder if people think I’m being preachy in some of my posts?” If you’re wondering why I would be thinking that instead of concentrating on the dangerously sharp piece of metal angled precariously near my carotid artery,… Read more »

Walking through the creative process

Do or do not; there is no try. On a walk with a friend the other day, we witnessed a jogger going by and both of us agreed that was not for us. Later, she asked me if I knew someplace close to her where she could buy a used bike. That led to other… Read more »

That’s so sweet

I was feeling pretty good about the state of my Halloween preparations, with almost all of my decorations done and my goody bags complete. I might even say I was feeling smug. And then I remembered. I still had to make the candy bags for all 75 goody bags. So much for smug. Now, a… Read more »

That’s not what I do

Having just muddled through the taxes of a family member once again (this time my sister’s), it is with some amusement I recall how often I am called upon to do that which I do not do. It’s something you may have experienced. Perhaps at a party, or a chance encounter or even by friends… Read more »