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Beyond 101: Eat an MRE

I’m a learner.  I adored school at every stage of my development; in fact, I remember being angry the first time my mom kept me home because I was sick.  I read books with voracity (see 1981) and spent hours … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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Sweet sharing, complaisant counsel

Early this morning I logged on to my computer and began the routine task of sifting through my emails.  As I flipped past a few “deals” and deleted a few FYI-only notes, I saw a message from one of my … Continue reading

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Life

Today I had to make a difficult decision: was I going to honor the life of a former colleague at a memorial service, or celebrate the life of my husband by participating in his birthday plans?  Missing either event did … Continue reading

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#14: Participate in a drumming event

One of my earliest musical memories is of me sitting next to my mom on a blanket at an evening outdoor concert, watching a full symphony orchestra perform spirited works like “The William Tell Overture”. I remember feeling the ‘cannon’ … Continue reading

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#32: Complete a ‘thing to do’ that someone else suggests

Two weeks ago I was chatting with one of my co-workers, and asked him about his plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.  He said something about bouncing, and I looked at him quizzically.  “What about bouncing?” I asked.  “Are you … Continue reading

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A spirited smile

Monday mornings can be rather rushed for me.  (And I’m guessing for many other people as well.)  Scrambling to liberate my email inbox from the glut of messages that somehow got stuffed inside it over the weekend, on Mondays I … Continue reading

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#24: Go to a Caritas Vocal Ensemble performance

I am fortunate to work with outstanding people. My colleagues are wickedly smart and incredibly conscientious, and their intelligence and drive help me sharpen my own professional skills. But my peers are hardly all work and no play; these folks … Continue reading

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What a Monday!

Tomorrow my company is having the twice-a-year big-deal national meeting.  As a result, this entire week all employees get to wear casual attire (versus the business attire that is usually required Mondays-Thursdays).  So today, instead of having to don a … Continue reading

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Thoughtful treats

The company where I work has many employee-run interest groups.  Colleagues come together and connect over a common topic, ranging from diversity issues (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation), to job skills (like presentation methods), to personal interests (like photography, meditation, … Continue reading

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