Category Archives: philosophy

Mourning the Pre-Pandemic Life

I learned about the “stages of grief” model about ten years ago, when I was facing a major program shutdown and, potentially, loss of my job with NASA at the time. The agency provided discussion groups for those of us … Continue reading

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Working for Free

It starts when you’re young: a friend asks you to look over their resume to see if there are any typos or other errors on it. A family member asks you to edit their small business flyer. Then another friend … Continue reading

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The Island of Misfit Ideas

I’ve discussed previously my occasional habit of purchasing electronic “toys” for which I later discover I have little use. Being a bit of a scatterbrain, I’ve also had similar interactions with plans and ideas. Some come to fruition (moving to … Continue reading

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Why Mentor? Revisited

Monday’s post talked a bit about how to mentor and how some of the reasons people don’t want to mentor can be overcome. However, I’m not certain I answered the fundamental question posed in the title (I see a future … Continue reading

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Why Mentor?

One of the better and easier ways you can leave a legacy is to be a mentor to someone…or multiple someones. It costs very little, builds goodwill, and ensures that the people who seek your advice will know what you know. … Continue reading

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