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 challenging. I try to be conscious of my actions. After all, she's been watching me for the past... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 went on about business. My discussion... Continue Reading →

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, too. In the interest of full disclosure,... Continue Reading →

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