Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Never give up

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This post is dedicated to the fabulous, hard-working interns in my office. Just a reminder that the journey to your destination doesn’t always mimic a direct flight; it’s more like a bumpy bus ride with many transfers. ———- My love affair with words started with solving the “Word Power” section of Reader’s Digest. I...
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(Un)Pleasant disturbances

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My ear is still producing gooey stuff. Woke up with an ear infection on Monday and headed to the doc who prescribed antibiotic drops. Took him f-o-r-e-v-e-r to produce the all-electronic prescription — “It’s a new system…we’re trying it out for the first time today.” he said apologetically. I told him not to worry...
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What do you bring to the table?

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As I read Amit Varma’s post on August 22 about the need to get away from society and its craziness in order to find the time and peace to collect one’s thoughts, I was struck by the question at the end of the post: What is there to be said that hasn’t been said...
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A pleasant, but disturbed, walk down memory lane

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Do you know what it feels like to be the last one in school? To be standing at the gate, watching all your friends leave one by one — some by cycle, some in a rickshaw, some into the outstretched arms of their parent … You stand there thinking about them pedaling home, catching...
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Disturbingly profound

wool hat

It’s time to remove my thinking cap and put on my writing hat. I’m not really a hat person, though — I’ve skeptically tried on hats at various Gap and Target stores usually on excursions with mom (when she visits) or friends. They shop and I wait around, glancing at my iPhone every 45...
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This “disturbedness” cannot stop

Mushrooms

So, Duane Scott featured my Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday post from last week on his blog today. What an honor to be told by the master of disturbed writing that my piece was a gem. But what does that mean for my blog today? I worry about what to write each of the other days...
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10 tips: professionalism in office e-mails

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This post has been a long time coming. As you’re well aware, shortchanging the English language (yes, it includes your abuse of the apostrophe) send me in a fit. Another one of my pet peeves is the way people use office e-mail. I had written a post some time ago on professionalism. In re-reading...
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I am back

Chicago skyline in background

I apologize for being MIA the last week. Attending a professional conference in the Midwest with a so-weak-that-it-was-practically-nonexistent wifi connection limited my ability to update this blog initially. But when I got back to a high-speed-internet-driven home, things only got worse. Jetlag coupled with inextensible deadlines and days chock-full of meetings didn’t help. Although...
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How will you be remembered?

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Loving, caring, compassionate Wife, daughter and friend Enjoyed writing Cooking Playing with toddlers. Funny in her sarcastic way Witty, intelligent, feminist Traveled the world Wrote numerous Bestsellers. Taught others How to pause And smell the flowers Appreciate their loved ones And count their blessings. Always sought New knowledge Asking questions Relentlessly Of friends and...
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Hooked to the iPad

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It is beautiful. It is fast. It is spiffy. And, oh so cool. The way you can expand and contract photos with your thumb and index finger — simply magical. Yes, it looks like a big iPhone, but it’s really so much more. The iPad is a lifestyle gadget that has made working (and...
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