April 8 , 2022 /

SHIFT HAPPENS

When I had the opportunity to shift from full-time to part-time work, I wasn’t sure how to make that transition easily or in a timely way.  Do I just flip the switch and go from full-time, whatever that is, to part-time, whatever that is?  I had to first assess the time factors and define hours

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March 31 , 2022 /

BETTER LIVING

The phrase “Better Living Through Chemistry” is a variant of a DuPont advertising slogan, “Better Things for Better Living… Through Chemistry.” DuPont adopted it in 1935 and it was their slogan until 1982 when the “Through Chemistry” part was dropped. Since 1999, their slogan has been “The miracles of science”.  Either way, they elevated “better

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March 19 , 2022 /

HELLO SPRING

When the Julian calendar was established around 45 BC, a date in March was fixed for the vernal equinox, that time and moment in the Spring when night and day are of equal length. It has to do with the tilt of the earth toward the sun and at this time it’s approximately zero. For

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March 16 , 2022 /

AUTOMATED AND FLAWED

Recent experiences with a variety of corporate customer service operations have convinced me that we have been marginalized and dehumanized by the move to an impersonal, inhumane and mechanized system.  Not only does this process move us further away from real, personal connections but it also confirms that we are identified not as human beings

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March 14 , 2022 /

CHANGE TIME

I may be a day “late” for this blog but wait!  If I don’t believe in being “on time” then I can’t be “”late.”  The truth is that I may be a little obsessive about being on time as I value other people’s time and honoring a commitment that is set for a certain day

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March 9 , 2022 /

LIGHT FOR DARK

A friend whom I hold in high regard said recently:  “It’s really challenging to stay connected to light during these dark days.” Part of my response was “Equinox is coming March 20.”  I know there are many ways to stay connected to light and this calendar event that happens twice a year is all about

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