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11/20/20 Deep Water

November 23, 2020 My Girl Scout troop was canoeing down the Osage River in Missouri. At night we slept in hammocks and tied our canoes to the trees so they couldn’t slide down the hill into the river....

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11/19/20 What You See Is…

November 23, 2020 Newspaper headlines make employment opportunities for women sound dire. The New Yorker Why the Pandemic Is Forcing Women Out of the Workforce … Bloomberg Covid Pandemic Worsens US...

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11/18/20 Make Room for New

November 23, 2020 In the corner of our pool cage was an orchid plant. It received just enough filtered light and water to thrive. In that perfect environment it grew until one year it had 20 glorious stalks...

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11/17/20 Asking is a Strength

November 23, 2020 Dave said, “I think the project leader should be an engineer.” I was the project leader and I’m not an engineer. At first I didn’t know what to make of his...

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11/16/20 Curiosity

November 23, 2020 On April 12th, 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. A month later Alan Shepard became the first US citizen in space. Sunday, November 15, 2020 SpaceX paved...

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11/13/20 Refreshed

November 23, 2020 Tom is one of the best project leaders I know. One of the things I like best about him is, that as organized as he is, he also likes to have fun. For instance on one project he put a...

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11/12/20 Releasing the Sting

November 23, 2020 There was a wasp in the house. When I saw it my first thought was to get a magazine and kill it. As I was picking up the magazine the wasp landed on our glass sliders. I’m guessing...

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11/11/20 Reach Out

November 23, 2020 At one point in my career I worked as a consultant with an international accounting and consulting firm. Every morning the managing partner would walk the through the entire company...

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11/10/20 If the Shoe Fits

November 23, 2020 There is a story going around the internet about a young woman who likes to wear bright pink lipstick. Her boss tells her to tone it down. She also likes to wear neon colors and HR tells...

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