On Traveling for Business

I had a small, two-minute interchange with another traveler in the hotel elevator tonight that was innocuous on the surface.  I got on the elevator, held the door and punched “4” for myself while he got on. “Where to?” I asked. “Four.”  I waggled my fingers at the already-lit button. “At least I think it’s […]

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Eight Years Ago

I just got the little trophy from WordPress that congratulated me for having been a Word Presser (?) for eight years.  Eight years.  I signed up in May 2008.  Man, a lot has changed in eight years. I had a MySpace account.  But the decency to be embarrassed about it.  MySpace was still a place […]

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I’ve Been to Disney

When I was a kid, someone gave me a Viewmaster, with a – wait, if you’re too young to know what a Viewmaster is, it essentially a stereoscope, with a disc of little slides that you look through and see a 3D picture. Okay, sorry. Someone gave me a Viewmaster, and one of the discs […]

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Not So Merry Christmas

Christmas is bearing down on me again, like a dump truck headed for a wide-eyed rabbit.  This will be my second Christmas in Florida, and once again the sight of poinsettias growing outdoors in flowerbeds is freaking me out.  In the North, I always wondered why they were the Christmas flower, as they are utterly, […]

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And So…Here I Am.

This moving-to-Florida-and-starting-a-new-life thing is really feeling real now.  I’ve been down here in Tampa with my family for the past week, and that’s been great — even with the usual misbehavior of the kids, and even with my penchant for yelling at them.  This morning, though, they all climbed into the van and set off […]

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My God, It Actually Worked

So here I am.  One week from the last class in my MBA program — two weeks from walking at graduation.  And three weeks from starting my new job. My. New. Job. When I enrolled in business school, it was a leap of faith.  A big BIG leap of faith.  I read as much as […]

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