Opting out(side)

It's no secret that the mere thought of Black Friday sends shudders down my spine. It's also no secret that I love good marketing--which, thronging hordes of turkey-belching people aside, is a big part of my aversion to this crazy day. (Read why HERE.) I stoically refuse to join the masses and stay home. Every. Single. Year. Yesterday... Continue Reading →

Translation error

Oh boy. I spend all this time talking (writing) about finding a common language, minimizing communications mishaps, and interacting with clarity and what do I do? I tumble into that very pit myself. I was sitting at lunch when an acquaintance asked me how I would approach a particular situation. After casting about (in my... Continue Reading →

The extra mile

Okay, I screwed up. I missed the mark, so to speak, with yesterday's post. As soon as I hit publish, I knew it didn't feel right. Something was missing. It's this: A milestone, by definition, marks progress; it doesn't make progress. The travelers do that. And the progress they mark completely depends on what's left in front of them.... Continue Reading →

Log jam

Communicator though I am, I have my issues, too. Sometimes when faced with a problem that seems beyond my reach, I'll actually *gasp* ask for help. That's great; after all, haven't I espoused--right here in this blog--knowing your limits and reaching out to those whose strengths complement your weaknesses? The issue is that I often don't wait... Continue Reading →

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