Why ask why?

This insistent question will pop up when you’re learning a new process or there’s some kind of change at work. I thought it would be nice to know the reason behind the work I was doing. When I was told why I had to press the buttons a certain way – that was it. There […]

You’re Fired

You received some alarming news that will shake up your work life. And even though you may still have some time left with the company, it feels like you just got fired. Even worse, you have to keep performing while knowing you’re going to get the boot. It’s the feeling of being terminated but still […]

Inhibitions

Walking forward can be the easiest task when you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. You may grow tired and pause when obstacles are your way, but you keep going. Unrelenting and with eagerness as you live life to your utmost. But every once in awhile, we feel stuck. Why is that? […]

Promotion Rejected

Did you get rejected for the promotion that you knew was going to be yours? Maybe you didn’t get interviewed when less qualified people did? Or perhaps it was some small futile situation in the past that was held over your head. Pick your poison, there are tons of reasons. What you should consider is […]

Keeping the New Job

You’ve done it! Now what? The work routine is being learned and mastered. You’re making those important connections and augmenting your strengths. The feedback of being recognized for what you bring to the table is growing. Your value is increasing and opportunities are on the horizon. Your boss gives you more challenging work that you […]

Starting a New Job

You got it! Now what? It’s a fresh start somewhere new. You have a new desk and a new routine to learn. But you also want to make a good impact on yourself as well as contribute at work. You could boost communication, organization, or even get to know people in other departments. Having a strong […]

World of Opposites

  “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver   You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell […]

Proud Rider

Today, you grant my wish Oh Judge of my quarrels. We sway as graceful fish. Air filled mountain laurels.   Together, we swoon about Both chained in obsession. Duel wielding sun and moon. Geometric progression.   Today, I learn a lesson; Death is a dreamer with thirst. Curiosity is his weapon. Brutal agony unrehearsed.   […]

No Handlebars

It was ten years into my life when I had my first obsession. I triumphed in the grand prize drawing at a crowded neighborhood pool party. It was the first thing I ever won from chance. And I was good. I could ride up and down steep hills without using my handle bars. Make sharp turns […]

The Preservation of the Open Internet

Net neutrality is a slogan for the proposition that the internet should be open and available to everyone on the same terms. When a person requests information from online companies such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon it must first travel through their internet service provider (ISP). Companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T act like a […]