December 2010

Cooking Up A Storm?

Gearing up for Christmas?  Or a big farewell to 2010?  It usually involves food.  Your most special recipes, your best efforts.  By the end your kitchen is a wreck, strewn with the paraphernalia of a fine feast in the making to be shared with those we love.  In the season of peace, joy and goodwill, […]

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Why I Listened to Myself This Time!

Last Wednesday, I woke up with a terrible cold and high fever.  My usual modus operandi is to power through, keep going.  Especially a couple of weeks before Christmas with school concerts, a major project to finalize, an important deadline looming, a house to decorate, family and friends to connect with, community service projects, the […]

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Why Walking The Talk Can Be Harder Than We Plan

To Get From Here: Our family has been trapped in the narrow rigidity of an old-school employer. Under the weight of an obscenely long commute, long hours including weekends, and a structure that regards any kind flexibility as a sign of weakness (precluding our children from spending much time with their father), I chose to […]

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The Admiral, Half Days and Laundry

It’s no secret that I became a bit of an Admiral Mike Mullen groupie after he spoke at the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy Awards Dinner back in July 2010.  OK, maybe a lot of a groupie.   Then there’s my crush on Ted Childs.  (still can’t do justice to the two hour interview […]

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