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11 October 2014 - Out for a Walk
I completed this afternoon a six-mile nature walk along the Kent Trails near Millennium Park, a favorite activity of mine that I haven’t had much time to enjoy this year.
11 October 2014 - The Serenity After the Storm
Long-hidden serenity is starting to shine through the dissipating storm clouds of 2014. At last.
26 September 2014 - Music, Unleashed
Get a gin-and-tonic or three in me, left alone with my music and my thoughts, and I’ll cycle between the aggressive, adrenaline-pumping animality of Chevelle and the tear-jerking melancholy of slow-moving acoustic ballads like “45.” Then — to the horror of my feline overlords — I’ll sing along to “Islands in the Stream” or “Fast Movin’ Train.”
21 September 2014 - Birthday Retrospective, Part XXXVIII
The world is awash in oysters ready to be cracked, but the full flowering of success comes when people realize that the possibilities that seemed so important in their youth aren’t the things that are important later in life.
31 August 2014 - Labor Day = Day of Labor; Mayhaps a Lesson There?
It’s not lost on me, the irony of spending a five-day Labor Day holiday sitting at home … laboring.
10 August 2014 - A 90-Day Lookback
I haven’t posted a general update in almost exactly three months. So here you go, in no particular order.
06 July 2014 - Baking a Career from Scratch in 10 Easy Steps
Yet a 14-year journey from part-time secretary to department manager in the same large organization isn’t a small thing. As I look at where I’m at right now, I can share several valuable lessons for early-career professionals plotting their own long-term trajectories.
11 May 2014 - For Want of Serendipity
Accept the consequences of what you do, and what you don’t do, and stop waiting for the magic to start.