Category Archives: Just a Working Stiff

The Virtue of Thinking

I meant to write an interesting post about how one of the things that I like about the corporate culture I work in is the time we give to thought. To leaning back in a chair and saying “ok, let’s … Continue reading

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At the Tiller

It’s been a challenging few days. Yesterday was an emotional day where things truly did change by the hour. It was hard to keep up. It was hard to stay positive, to keep things under control. By 5 pm I … Continue reading

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Last Night Was a Triumph

At about noon PST I put down the phone, logged out of the browser, leaned back in my chair and exhaled. The webinar went well. About 450 people registered, about 200 people listened live, and I received the kindest of … Continue reading

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Who Lives Like This Anyway

Tonight (which really isn’t going to be correct because I will publish this for tomorrow. It makes more sense to call it tonight, because it’s tonight for me. I’m tired. I’m going to rely on you to keep up here) … Continue reading

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In Search of Permission

It is midnight. I have been awake since 6 am, and I have been working since 7 am. I came back to my hotel room (I’m in Vancouver for a few days) for a bit, and then went to a … Continue reading

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Gainsay who Dare

I still marvel. Look around at my life and think “I’m not sure how this happened.” Every thing that would have gotten me in trouble at my last job – every.single.thing is an asset in this job. I was too … Continue reading

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Really?

Dear Universe: I had a great vacation. Watched Battle Star Galactica, did a bunch of spinning and generally did very little that was useful. I was very relaxed. Any more relaxed and I would have been comatose. So, how is … Continue reading

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The Week of Last Things

This is the week of last things. I have been in Victoria for 386 days. Not continuously, but for 56 weeks I have flown in most Sundays and I have flown out most Thursdays. This is the week of last … Continue reading

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Dusty Room

Some friends have a joke about dusty rooms that make their eyes water. I get it. I’m not a cry-er. Sometimes I think that it might be better if I was. I just don’t often cry. I sent out an … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Friday Night

I came home at 5:30. I cleaned up (because apparently Mr. California leaving not quite 24 hours earlier meant that I somehow turned into a 14 year old boy.) I met a former colleague (she’s working for the competition now) … Continue reading

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