Working Like an Animal: Six Insights from “Mama’s Last Hug”

Working Like an Animal: Six Insights from “Mama’s Last Hug”

The two staff members at my small company are typically insubordinate. Most days they keep their noses down, but their squabbles and power plays can be a distraction at the office. They communicate status constantly—and never with words. My staffers—Ollie and Juno—are...
Not Just Networking: Building Bridges to New Worlds

Not Just Networking: Building Bridges to New Worlds

The practice of building meaningful connections isn’t just about work. It’s about opening your heart and mind to the people and the world around you. “Ah, networking,” Nidhi said. “I don’t make enough time for it.” I could tell the whole concept took her a little bit...
Say Goodbye, Say Hello

Say Goodbye, Say Hello

Lately I’ve been saying a lot of goodbyes. I don’t like it. I’m a hello person. Meeting new people and beginning new projects both give me energy. Saying goodbye saps my spirit. Last week, I said goodbye to a group of people I’ve grown to care about. What began...

Scratch Away

  This one goes out to the artists who don’t talk enough and the writers who talk too much. I’m so happy my poem Aquatint appears in the second issue of The Indianapolis Review. Thank you to editor Natalie Solmer and printmaker Lauren Kussro, whose lovely work also...