When I grow up

What do you want to be when you grow up? How many times were you asked that question as a child? How many times have you asked it? Do you know the answer? It's a tough question, mostly because we feel limited by the labels in some mythic index of occupations. Besides that, things change.... 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 →

Coffee klatsch

Doggone it. Why do my local grocery stores only carry plain-Jane flavors of coffee creamer? Vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, and a few seasonal concoctions are all that grace our shelves. I know from traveling and a few relevant trade shows that there are dozens of flavors we never see--flavors that appeal to me a whole lot... Continue Reading →

Varsity blues

Before I start with the "real" content of this post, I want to say that I am unbelievably proud of my son, who earned his varsity letter for wrestling this year--as a freshman. He worked really, really hard and took at least his fair share of bumps and bruises--to his body and his ego. Now,... Continue Reading →

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