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R*E*S*P*E*C*T

January 11, 20212 min read

I was about eight, my brother five and we were watching our Dad take the garbage cans to the curb for the waiting garbage truck. We were making fun, holding our noses and saying things like “those are stinky men” when our Dad, the kindest, gentlest of men rounded on us and spent the next few minutes scolding us for…

Okay, Here We Go

January 4, 2021

New Year resolutions anyone? No, me neither. I stopped that soul destroying exercise years ago. I do try to start the year off with a more positive attitude and perhaps a bit more energy and this year I’m going to commit to not making excuses instead I am going to be accountable for action and inaction. Check back with me…

Dear 2021

December 22, 2020

I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to meeting you. I have great expectations for our relationship and the opportunities you will present. You will have heard that 2020 turned out to be a disappointment and presented some tragic consequences for all of us and we are weary 2021. There were moments of joy and celebrations of…

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

December 4, 2020

If you are a Monty Python fan you will recognize that phrase from one or more of their comedic skits. It has become a bit of a mantra with me since March although generally under my breath! There are a handful of brilliant people around the world who could see a pandemic coming but I was definitely not one of…

Let’s Make a List

November 26, 2020

Whether it is for a job search, grocery or Christmas shopping we can all benefit from making a list. It keeps you on track and it does provide satisfaction when you can check off a completed task. A list however is just a list until you set out priorities. Years ago, my son wrote a letter to Santa where he…