What do you really do with it?

I’ve been reading Chris Brogan and Seth and Jon and Darren and Marc for awhile now.  Each site is wonderful and unique and keeps me coming back for different reasons. Recently I have been following Jon’s posts about deliberate practice.  It’s one of his three words along with focus and something else and yes, he…

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“I’m looking for work”

I was sitting in my office the other day and through my window saw a gentleman walking around outside our building.  He was in his late fifties and due to the fact that part of the building we are in is empty, he was wandering from door to locked door looking for an entrance. I…

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5 years

I’m coming up on my five year anniversary in my position as Executive Director of a social service non-profit in Maine which serves children and families. Truth be told it’s a few months away, but I have a tendency towards nostalgia. I don’t remember if the interview committee asked me about where I want to…

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Overachiever

Merriam-Webster defines Overachiever as: one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level especially at an early age. This sounds only partially accurate to me, based on how the term seems to be used in our culture. I was recently having a conversation with a friend who happened to be labelled an…

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A Bit Behind…

January is the new December. I’m not even sure December happened with all of the preparation and travel and busyness of the holidays. When I look at my calendar I can see that I had meetings.  I can see the results.  I know that at home we lit candles for Advent…but I didn’t experience Advent. …

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Mini Me?

It’s hard not to see yourself in your children sometimes. Punk #1 turns 9 today and I am awash in a broad spectrum of emotions. I can transport myself almost instantly back to the hospital room where I lay side-by-side, face-to-face on a cot with 1 day old Aidan while his Mama tried to rest…

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Trying To Understand

People who have known me for years have come to expect a certain response from me. I have a tendency towards playing the “Devil’s Advocate”. Sometimes I do this for fun, sometimes it emerges in the moment as my way of providing perspective whether or not that is what has been asked for.  Sometimes this…

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In Case You Missed This…

http://maine-lymegin.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-president-elect-obama.html

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“Hey, this is good! People should know about this!”

A few things to note: I read non-fiction.  My last book was Thomas Merton’s autobiography and before that a book about Thomas Merton.  I haven’t read a work of fiction since just after college.  I don’t know why, it’s just been my preference. So, having graduated in the early ’90s, one can guess that a…

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Circumventing

I wrote a post a long while back called “Go with What Got You Here“.  In it, I talked about the fact that I frequently spend time reflecting on my successes in an effort to remember the path I took to achieve them.  In this way, I build upon the lesson of the success. Success…

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