Joe Would Approve…Leaning Into Meaningful Work
It’s been almost two years since my mother woke one morning to find her husband Joe had died of a massive and unexpected heart attack during the night.
He had come late into her life — several years after she had courageously left an unhappy marriage to my father three years shy of their golden anniversary. Mom and her nine years younger Joe had what my cougar mother still refers to as 12 blissful years together.
While Joe had been a high school shop teacher who had never exhibited any kind of entrepreneurial drive himself, he was supportive of…
Posted on 12-30-13
A Silver Lining in a Potentially Blue Christmas?
I won’t be home for Christmas.
Just putting that in writing makes me weepy.
The reality is that it will be a very quiet Christmas. My husband and I will celebrate, without our children and our respective extended families. Instead we’ll spend some time with friends but Christmas Day on our own.
Ultimately one of the silver linings within a potentially blue Christmas is that it’s made me think a lot about my own values and making sure I’m living them.
Technology is clearly both a blessing and a curse.
I’m in the middle of launching our Campus for Communities and for months now have been immersed in the often perplexing world of technology.
However, I’m blessed to have found a company with a brilliant CEO who has become a good friend. He and his stellar team have helped me navigate and integrate an incredible number of options from among many often perplexing choices. That integration piece has been key and in my opinion is what has made our partnership such a great fit.
Over the last several months,…
Posted on 12-12-13