April 2009

Back when I quit my last full-time, career-type job in 1992, there were very few books or resources out there to lead the way, and the few that there were didn’t come close to the beautifully written, comprehensive, compassionate and FUN new book from my friend, Pamela Slim, Escape from Cubicle Nation. For those of […]

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I have said it before and I will reiterate for clarity (and possible trolls): I am no buddhist. I am not even, like The Sweet BF, one of the half-assed variety. But the more I read of it (which is still precious little, okay, trolls?) and the more of life I see and experience, the […]

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The BF and I returned today from a long trip through the desert (and back through the desert). In the home stretch, we were listening to This American Life podcasts, including one very funny one called “This I Used to Believe,” which was a gentle slam on the NPR series of a similar name, This […]

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Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! Those of you who follow me there know that I use Twitter in a way that has become […]

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At one time or other everyone wonders whether she’ll change the world in some way great or small But the truth is you can’t not change the world because everything you do makes it different, great and small You can change the world by the way you answer a question or the phone You can […]

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While rumor has it there is a brain nestled somewhere behind them, one of the main things I provide those who hire me as a consultant is a new pair of eyeballs. Same with editors. Same with interior designers. Same with coaches, shrinks, proofreaders (hoo boy, proofreaders!), trusted friends, non-trusted people who sit next to […]

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It’s a strange thing, being in front of an audience instead of in it. I’m not sure if my cohorts on last week’s panel (or stages everywhere) agree, but I’ll wager that no matter how much you know, it’s rare that you feel you know enough to stand where Mrs. Kent or Professor Schwartz did, […]

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Apr 20, 2009 9

Why we go back and look

I’ve always been a wee bit suspicious of people who got excited about reunions. Oh, I’ve gone: once, to my 10th year high school reunion. And it was fine, in its way. Most of us had matured, but not so much that it wasn’t still a little bit fun to see who’d done what (or […]

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Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! I’ve said it before about the web, and now I’m going to say it again about stuff in […]

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Everyone has her basket. And in that basket are all the things a body gets in a lifetime: The long legs the natural grace The way with words or people or numbers or animals The force field that makes money or love or ideas or children come to them first The gene soup that makes […]

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