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Amanda Wakes Up: Challenging Your Own Political Biases

From time to time, I make recommendations about books on this blog which I think speak to some...

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Food,Wisdom of the Ages,Work

Nourish Your Inner Project Manager Through Cooking

I spent a week at my 86 year-old mother’s house recently. I was there to help her to clear...

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Why I Hate Being In Between Jobs

I had a singularly unpleasant experience this week. Both of my children, separately,  told me that...

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  • Amanda Wakes Up: Challenging Your Own Political Biases

    From time to time, I make recommendations about books on this blog which I think speak to some aspect of being a grown up . Today’s pick is Alisyn Camerota’s Amanda Wakes Up, a fictional account of a journalist who gets a big career break when she’s promoted to be an anchor on television news, […]

    Posted on October 19, 2017 0 comments
  • Nourish Your Inner Project Manager Through Cooking

    I spent a week at my 86 year-old mother’s house recently. I was there to help her to clear out her home in preparation for an imminent move to an independent living facility. The visit invariably entailed a lot of emotional moments: looking at old photos of my (deceased) father…throwing out 3/4 of her Christmas […]

    Posted on October 10, 2017 0 comments
  • Why I Hate Being In Between Jobs

    I had a singularly unpleasant experience this week. Both of my children, separately,  told me that I needed to get a job. And not (primarily) for financial reasons. Ouch. The worst part of it was that neither of them was trying to be mean. They were merely observing that as a person who is currently […]

    Posted on October 5, 2017 0 comments
  • Tips for Adulthood: Five Things To Do Before You Die

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood.  As we get older, we start to fashion our proverbial “bucket lists” –  a list of all the things we want to do before we  die. I’m not talking here about the small stuff – e.g. losing five pounds, finally visiting Great Aunt Sally on the Upper Peninsula […]

    Posted on September 27, 2017 0 comments
  • Walk In The Direction Of You: Life Lessons From My Briefcase

    For the last several years, I’ve used a small wheelie suitcase as my briefcase. I had initially purchased a super-fancy leather backpack as my designated “work bag,” but my company laptop was incredibly heavy and I found that I was constantly lugging it back and forth to my home. I kept complaining that my back […]

    Posted on September 22, 2017 0 comments