Read it and weep

Sometimes I wonder about people. How can someone who is smart, good at his job, and generally articulate fail dismally when it comes to written communication? I’ve seen emails, white papers, formal correspondence, you name it that leave me scratching my head....

That’s not for you

My son has a saying that alternately amuses and annoys me. He hurls, “That’s not for you, Mom” at me whenever I pick up and try to run with the local teenage vernacular. Awesomesauce. (That’s not for you, Mom.) Though occasionally I step...

Shut up and listen

I pride myself on catching on quickly. I like to think I get it without a lot of explanatory narrative. Maybe there is some amount of natural intuition involved, but mostly it takes active listening and making mental connections. So, by some mathematical property that...

Window shopping

I’ve spent much of my morning researching online publications and media kits. I’m working on a couple of projects that let me explore some untapped outlets, and really I do enjoy seeing what’s out there and available¬†in areas I haven’t explored...

Out of the blue

Oh boy, oh boy. I’m in the middle of a tough situation that I don’t know how to handle. That’s my problem, not yours, but it does give rise to an issue I find intriguing. The issue is this. Sometimes life can be humming along–going well, badly,...