It was along this road I would see the abandoned shopping carts as I thought about the patients I was visiting, and how they related stories of feeling isolated and neglected by a system charged with caring for them.
How much do I permit other people to control the quality of my experience? If I don’t have a lot of pull or push power at work, then chances are I feel controlled and talked down to and taken advantage of. The nature of work is that we work. So there will always be times… Continue reading Kiss My Ask.
Scrambled? Fried? Easily broken or burned? Do you naturally see the sunny side of things or do your choices take you over easily? Have you built a solid wall and do you take a hard stance on issues? Are your thoughts mixed with other ideas and do you let it bake for a while to… Continue reading This is your brain on eggs.
Who could forget Bob Uecker’s shout out to the Cheap Seats. Although humorous it also illuminates the concept of division, of the us and them. My life’s work of art and business has often landed me in the cheap seats, from housing to concerts. It may be an enormously large rationalization, but here’s my take… Continue reading The Cheap Seats.
Anyone who has worked with a staff of more than around 10 employees has seen an auto generated email before. One day Bob is at his desk, the next day he’s not. His extension no longer works. The family photos and matchbox cars that littered his cube are missing. Where’s Bob? Has anyone seen Bob? A… Continue reading You’ve Been Sent
What are under words? The dialog that is subtext or subconscious reasoning? Perhaps they are the summation of our thoughts that live beneath our out words and actions. The film Carol portrays the inner workings of several characters set against the backdrop of an early 50’s New York City. What is especially captivating is the… Continue reading Under Words
It would seem that a successful trajectory would not accommodate the concept of anonymity. Perhaps a more realistic journey would be a quiet, simple start concluding with a bang of fame. But, what if what is meant to be is the opposite: not the desire for an upward climb to accolades and prestige, but… Continue reading Anonymous Fame
It wasn’t a full pocket yesterday and he barely had enough today, but somehow, someway the pocket never emptied. It wasn’t empty the day a homeless woman tugged at his arm and asked to be fed. It wasn’t empty the morning he woke up and saw the broken wheel of the bike by his driveway,… Continue reading A Pocket Full of Life
How do I tell my printer that my computer just isn’t that into it? The message couldn’t be clearer: the printer and computer are failing to communicate. How do I know it’s my computer and not my printer? Because my printer is trying. It is dishing out pages of documents stored in the cue from… Continue reading Failure to Communicate
We have all been on the receiving, and perhaps at times, the giving end of a hand gesture. I am speaking about those of the anonymous nature. For example, when we are driving alone in our car, in a hurry, and not pleased with the vehicles either in front of behind us. We know that… Continue reading Hand Gestures