starting over

Book Excerpt: Starting Over

Starting over at 34 is a daunting experience.

office kitchen by erin williamson

Book Excerpt: The Office

I unlocked my office door and stared out two walls of windows over the dreary scene of King Street on...

subway

Book Excerpt: The Commute on the Subway

After the dog arrived in our lives, Russ and I stopped taking the subway together. Our young Wheaten Terrier had...

fall leaves

Book Excerpt: Fall Leaves – A Childhood Memory

The maple leaves carpeted our yard. My feet sunk in and I found myself up to my ankles in reds,...

Superchickens and Group Dynamics

Exploring Superchickens and Group Dynamics

Throughout my audit and finance career, I was part of some high-functioning, productive teams and part of some pretty dysfunctional teams. What made...

On receiving feedback

On Receiving Feedback

In the immortal words of Butthole Surfers’ Pepper, “you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.”  

childhood adventures

Book Excerpt: Childhood Adventures

We wriggled into our swimsuits and laced up our sneakers. Mom slathered on us the same Coppertone baby sunscreen I...

math and nature

Book Excerpt: Math and Nature

I have spent three decades talking with my dad about the radius, circumference, and area of the Ferris Wheel carrying...

On Feeling Like Myself

It’s a lovely feeling to walk into an industry event and neither feel like a fraud nor have fear and...

On Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, and Vocations

I sent this newsletter out late in January that referenced a blog post from Elizabeth Gilbert. That post continues to sit...

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