The Aggression of Recession

Today’s piece is inspired by the helplessness one experiences in a recession — faced with overwhelming odds of high gas prices, job prospects that are continually elusive, and the ominous sense that you are somehow being sniffed out by a ferocious predator...

Interviewing for the following position: Employer

Following is a list of questions I drafted for interviewing prospective employers: *What are your qualifications as an employer? *How many have you employed in the past five years? *What has been your turnover rate in the past five years? *Are you continuously...

Working with Crayon

I like drawing. I like that my daughter likes drawing. So this weekend, I invited her for a drawing session and we found a comfy spot, sat down, and got our art on. I brought a pad and pencil. She chose a coloring book and crayons as her arsenal for aesthetic warfare....

The Thorn or the Salve?

Here we are again.  You’re reading. I’m writing. And I’ve updated the site, which meant sweeping away the cobwebs, getting rid of some less-than-desirable works, and adding in some more current work. Truth is, I had let this site go on too long...

Thriving or Surviving

Every day you wake up and breathe, it is another opportunity to do something legen — wait for it — dary. But we don’t really think of it that way.  I suppose if I were to interview a thousand very honest people and ask them about the first thing they...