January 25 , 2019 /

RETIRE

(Fisk obtained the copyright for the sleepy boy and slogan “It’s time to retire” in 1910. The ad is from 1922.) Those of us who write, whether for pleasure or profit, have been encouraged to write what we know.  I’ve taken that to heart numerous times and the words come forth, sometimes with great effort,

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January 20 , 2019 /

TEACHING OLDER DOG

We can all look back and remember a teacher or two who made a difference in our lives.  I’ve used that exercise when working with groups of teachers in a professional development setting. However, this is not about looking back, but rather the present and looking ahead. I have two teachers currently in Mexico.  One

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January 11 , 2019 /

SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss “I never let schooling interfere with my education.”  Attributed to Mark Twain In the past few weeks, as I have continued my work and enjoyed a number of conversations with school

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November 30 , 2018 /

A GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM

Most of us have experienced a glitch in some system whether a computer, a corporate malfunction in production (think recalls), a car or truck, some out of touch bureaucracy, travel, or in our own lives including work, relationships and health. My point in writing about this experience is not to describe the details of the

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November 13 , 2018 /

AN AHA MOMENT

I sometimes have thoughts swirling around in my head and I can’t quite get them clearly into focus. I don’t think it’s early (?) onset of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, at least not yet, but those are indeed serious conditions to be taken seriously.   You may have had a similar experience.  Those thoughts might come

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November 9 , 2018 /

THE FUTURE OF NOT WORKING

There is a lot of talk about the future of work which has prompted me to revise and update a piece about the future of not working.  Suffice to say if you have this choice, take it sooner rather than later as I have known no one who comes to the end and says, “I

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