Category Archives: work

Have heart, have palpitations

Back in September, on a very early Monday morning I decided to go the emergency room for possible heart problems. I felt it was probably just a waste of a fairly large chunk of money ($1424 for labs, EKG, physician, … Continue reading

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Maybe we’re a hobby farm

Maybe we’re a hobby farm. Maybe. We don’t sell our produce, but we do supply ourselves with vegetables, herbs and fruit throughout most of the year. We do concentrated gardening in raised beds from re-claimed lumber and boards from a … Continue reading

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Restarting normal, non-roadtrip life

I’ll never catch back up after my 10 days of vacation. There are too many do-it-now things to do. And the weather, what’s with the weather? The grass and weeds are overtaking my landscaping, but I only have time to … Continue reading

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1999 – DP Challenge; Buffalo Nickel

Fourteen years ago some icy snow was still on the ground after the melt the week before, not knee-deep like this year, and the birds had started to sing the songs of spring. I was working, working, working; a corporate … Continue reading

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In a crisis – near death, horses, flying and SCUBA

You ask, honestly how do I respond in a crisis? And I am thinking what do you think is a crisis? From that answer you know how I respond in a crisis. But you say, really, does that mean analysis, … Continue reading

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Polite/impolite Company – working with hot button topics

“We could hear the yelling voices down the hallway even though the thick fire doors were closed.” OK so the topic wasn’t politics or religion in the usual senses of the words, but it was about money and quality which … Continue reading

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I’ve been trying to resist resolutions, but they’re haunting me

At the usual time, 3 to 3:30 a.m. I wake up thinking I need to do something, that slightly anxious feeling like when a project is coming due, but isn’t falling together the way it should be. But I don’t … Continue reading

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High Noon Today – weekly newspaper proofing

There is a spider plant on the right far corner of her plain brown laminate topped desk, a well used Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary open at her right elbow on the side credenza, a full 2012 year at a glance calendar … Continue reading

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People are like food – I hear we waste a lot of food

Wouldn’t it be great if people would know you well enough to just invite you to things you would like and skip it for the rest? I like people, with food.  I like people, with purpose. Food and purpose is … Continue reading

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Oh that’s good but …

At a job I worked at in the past, one of my long distance supervisors felt that I was defensive and avoided conflict. Well that’s true; the  singing “I can’t hear you, north woods no coverage”  and “oh, were we … Continue reading

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