Halftime

Halftime

IT’S DECEMBER 23 AS I write this; time for the traditional “Bragging Rights” basketball game between the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois. It’s college basketball at its best. I didn’t go to either school, but loving college basketball and growing...
Do I need a new job?

Do I need a new job?

“I hate my job!”  Have you ever said that about your job, or hear someone else say it?  It’s not unique and every day in America millions of workers say it too. Sometimes it’s born out of frustration where things didn’t go as planned, or it could be dealing with...
It’s like re-potting a plant

It’s like re-potting a plant

  THERE IS A SPECIAL bond that exists between those who have lost their job. About 10 months after leaving my job at a large hospital, Donna reached out to me. Donna had been a manager at the same hospital and lost her job shortly after me. She wanted to talk...
The Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower

MY GOOD FRIEND JANE and I worked together for many years. She’s one of the brightest, most creative, thoughtful, and insightful people I know. She always had a picture of a lotus flower in her office, but I never even noticed the uniqueness of the picture. Then I...
Severance

Severance

I’m enjoying a can of “Love Notes” beer, a “Hazy India Pale Ale.” The can’s image is refreshing, it has summer colors of yellow and orange. What makes it special though is the name of the company that made it. Severance Brewing Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It’s...