Month: May 2014

  • Did the shift hit the fan?

    I was surprised at some of the backlash from my last blog. For the most part, actually, the feedback was positive. Engagement, via comments and social media invitations, was quite high. However, because some of the negative feedback came from folks I know, I felt it more. It was almost as if people read the article […]

  • The mirror of my ugliness

    It was a pretty ugly morning yesterday. The event that occurred later that morning was equally as ugly.   Ron Nash’s recent LinkedIn post got me thinking about how I get sometimes when people drive carelessly around me on the road, especially when my kids are in the car. I think to myself, “How selfish is […]

  • As you go out into the “real” world…

    Dear graduating seniors,   Here are some things I thought you should know:   Life is not over; it is beginning anew. Fun is not over; working will enable you to find new kinds of fun. You do not have to say goodbye to your friends, Though it will be hard to see each other […]

  • Extra, extra! HUGE unemployment benchmark reached

    Under 10 million unemployed! The mainstream media will NOT let you celebrate about it, however. They would much rather you remain pessimistic, suspicious and discouraged. Exhibit A: http://nypost.com/2014/05/07/no-three-ring-circus-needed-to-rig-unemployment-rate/ Exhibit B: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80083060/ Exhibit C: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-08/jobless-claims-in-u-s-decreased-more-than-forecast-last-week.html  (this article looks positive, but read on) Is it all good? No. I know that the people who are especially impacted by the […]

  • What Sesame Street taught us about discrimination (Thanks, Tina Fey!)

    So, I’m in this coaching program* (I’m ALWAYS in some kind of program) that asks me to identify 3-5 people I really admire and want to emulate in some way. The point being that the qualities that you admire about these people are imprinted in you already, which is why you admire them in the […]