Best behavior

Mothering a daughter is hard, especially a strong-willed, independent-thinking, highly emotional daughter. And most especially the teenage variety of said daughter. She’s smart and funny and caring and I generally love being around her, but it’s still...

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...

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...

Pain points

There’s a new kind of salesmanship in town, and I think I like it. When I can find it, that is. Not long ago, I received an assignment to write about a new company that offers sales training. Pretty standard stuff, I thought, so I scheduled the interview and...

Easter eggs

Something popped up on my Facebook feed the other day that I can’t get out of my head, and not in a good way. XX days till Easter! Have you ordered your FREE tickets yet? A church pimping tickets for its Easter service?! They did the same thing at Christmastime,...