Listening Differently

I have been reading Trust Agents by Julien Smith and Chris Brogan and as often happens for me when reading a new work, I take something away that feels slightly askew of what the book is about.  One example of this in Trust Agents, is where the authors talk about the tools that the interwebs…

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I Lied To You Last Night

As we sat together, you not feeling well, you asked me if I knew where there were any headphones.  You were looking to engage in something that might serve as a necessary distraction from *blech* and simultaneously not “bother” me. I said, “No.” It wasn’t entirely untrue.  I didn’t “know” for sure. But was in…

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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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“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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Who are you?

Yes, you! I’ve been writing off and on here for over two years now.  I have written about business and government, friends and family.   I have written about being better, about relationship, networking and a few other things.  I don’t write as often as I’d like, but I keep plugging away right here, and…

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The Portland Museum Of Art

Punk #3 is still not 100%, but we are certainly glad to have been out and about as a family. This was our second visit to the museum since becoming members. It’s not always easy with 3 Punks under the age of 8, but each one was able to see something special and enjoy some…

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