I have been remiss, nay, dare I say derelict in my blogging duties over the last week. Not only have I not posted anything substantive, I've also been dormant on social media and have neglected to keep up with recent posts on blogs that I normally read. No, it is not the much ballyhooed blogger … Continue reading Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go (Part 1)
One of my favorite parts of high school were the years that I spent in the Student Theater Outreach Program (STOP). STOP was a group that used the performing arts to teach about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's message of nonviolence and racial reconciliation. We wrote and performed skits and spoken word, sang gospel songs … Continue reading Sanitation Is No Service
Did you know that folding TV dinner tables make excellent storefronts? I can personally attest to the fact that they do. By nine years old I was setting them up two by two at the base of our driveway and covering them with everything from old books to friendship bracelets to homemade drinks mixed from … Continue reading Death (and Rebirth) of a Sales(wo)man
In my life I have had the following job titles (in no particular order): Business Planning Associate, Partner Sales Executive, Business Category Manager, Senior Change Manager, and several others that all result in the same question from friends and family. To keep it simple I would always say, "I work in sales." But could people … Continue reading No Job. No Problem.
I am at war. At 6:00 p.m. I won the first battle against Old Fashioned Donuts. With the help of a late afternoon nap I was victorious over the urge to drive 40 minutes to Chicago's Southside in the pouring rain to buy a dozen donuts for my one person household. With that shop now … Continue reading Friends With My Benefits
Yesterday I did something that I haven't done in over a month. I woke up at 6:00 a.m., got dressed, and went to the office. Okay, let me stop lying. I haven't done that in months. Even when I had a job my mornings consisted of rolling out of bed around 7:59, scratching my ass, … Continue reading Second Thoughts – Tax Free Retirement
Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that we have been conned. Since the first time someone asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" we have been bamboozled, led astray, run amuck. We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us! For as long as I … Continue reading No One Got Rich On a 9 to 5
Last week I got the virtual equivalent of being told to come to the boss’s office, shut the door and have a seat, looking over to my left and seeing the watchful eye of HR. It came in the form of a prioritized meeting on my calendar and a Skype call, but the effect was … Continue reading Thinkin’ of a Masterplan