Category Archives: personal

“Bring Me a Rock” Revisited

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my “Bring Me a Rock” anecdote. I don’t pretend to understand why this is so, but the internet is a fickle place. It’s been a while since I wrote the … Continue reading

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Reorganizations and You

One way large organizations can create confusion but also opportunities is when they reorganize their corporate structure. There may be multiple reasons for this sort of change, including: improving efficiency, reducing costs, or shore up performance in one particular area … Continue reading

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Getting Clients to Pay

Today’s post deals with one of the less-enjoyable aspects of contracting life: getting customers to pay you if they’re late. I’ll share some of the approaches I’ve used and the avenues others try when there’s money involved. It can be … Continue reading

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Planning in a Planning-Unfriendly Environment

I’m a planner. Whether I’m organizing vacations, work tasks, or long-term goals, I enjoy the process of imagining the future and identifying next steps to get there. The COVID-19 pandemic and the collective responses to it–public and private–have made long-term … Continue reading

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Overcoming Writer’s Block, Revisited

Apparently I touch on this topic every four years or so (2012, 2016). And since I’m revisiting older posts anyway, I might as well take another look at those moments where the words just aren’t coming. There are ways to … Continue reading

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