Team Building

We had a team building event at work today. It was one that I organized, after somehow getting on the topic in one of my weekly meetings with my supervisor. It was an event that took place over a light lunch, in a conference room, doing something that does not directly relate to our jobs […]


Anniversaries are a great thing, even though they’re frequently overlooked. They help celebrate occasions worth remembering and celebrating, especially as time goes on and that original event begins to fade into history. Around here, we’ve been celebrating a couple of them: One year ago today (October 20th), we got Etta and Gus, our fun pair […]

The Nick Punto Effect

This may seem strange, but if you stick with me, I think I’ve got a compelling point: Having Nick Punto on your baseball team helps make you a winner. For those who are not baseball fans, you probably don’t know Nick Punto. You probably don’t know who he has played for during his now fifteen-year […]

Be Careful of What You Wish For

I know I didn’t post anything last week. But, as always, I’ve got an excuse: a lame excuse, but an excuse nonetheless. The story begins about two years ago. A reorganization in my department changed my role and left me working in a generally unfulfilling role. So I kept trying to get into a position […]