Category Archives: Life

Fired

While nobody likes to get fired, because it can feel like a personal failure – sometimes it holds definite advantages. When I was younger, it was simply a matter of economics. If you were fired, you could apply for and … Continue reading

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Mandatory

I have always hated the word mandatory. When someone declares an action mandatory, they are essentially declaring that they don’t trust the people around them to be willingly to participate. “Mandatory” is a negative word. “Mandatory” is disrespectful to the … Continue reading

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Emily

Emily was a West Highland terrier.   Unlike my previous dog (a Lhasa Apso named Arthur) who loved to snuggle on my lap while I knitted, Emily was standoffish.  She didn’t like being held, she didn’t like walking next to … Continue reading

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“Experts”

Once upon a time I dated a man who knew everything.  He knew everything about everything – how to cook, how to clean, how to hang a picture, how to paint, how to plant flowers, how fix cement, how to … Continue reading

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How to deal with an idiot (who happens to be your boss)

I was hired to choreograph the dance sequences in the play Romeo and Juliet.  It was a great opportunity for me – and a prestigious one – the theatre company was a large and established organization.  I was pretty happy … Continue reading

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