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 […]Read more "On Traveling for Business"
We replaced our minivan. Actually, we replaced our minivan in April. That’s what? (counts on fingers) Three months ago? Yeah, almost exactly. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I’m a “car guy.” Changing my ride is a HUGE decision and moment for me, and comes after weeks or months […]Read more "Out With the Old, In With the New…Minivan"
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 […]Read more "Eight Years Ago"
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 […]Read more "I’ve Been to Disney"
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, […]Read more "Not So Merry Christmas"
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 […]Read more "And So…Here I Am."
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 […]Read more "My God, It Actually Worked"