Category Archives: At the Office

Time spent or things given at the office

Kind Isn’t A Verb

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Kind’ isn’t a verb. Perhaps that is to remind us in order to do something kind, we have … Continue reading

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Ordinary Generosity. Extraordinary You.

“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” – Walt Whitman Do we really need a reason to be generous? To remember the fallen on 9/11, my kind action was to bring donuts to the office this morning. … Continue reading

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Return On Investment

“My life is my message.” – Mahatma Ghandi Sometimes when you give, it doesn’t give us much in return. Maybe it was a check you wrote for a cause that you didn’t really care about. Or, you chipped in a … Continue reading

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Earthly Preparations

“Be prepared.” – Boy Scout Motto I’d like to say that my family is fully prepared for an earthquake. After all,  we have an emergency kit with food, water, and other necessities. Yet, after watching a webinar on earthquake preparedness, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 319 – Volunteering Is Fun. Alarmingly So.

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. “ – Thomas Edison When I speak, everyone jumps. At least today they did. We ran an office evacuation drill, but since the building managers wouldn’t sound the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 312 – Preparing For Change

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I performed CPR today, but I didn’t save a life. My “victim” was a training dummy brought in by the first … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 308 – Time Contraction

“Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.” – Jack Lynch For a long time I tried not to use grammatical contractions … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 306 – The Frost Of Our Expectations

““Anger always comes from frustrated expectations”” – Elliot Larson Frost covered everything on a crisp and clear morning. I did not expect frost, but it came anyway. It covered the garden plants and our car, killing off the former and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 199 – Responding To The Group Email

Today was the first day in our new office. Got a group email asking for some help unpacking boxes. I helped. We get a lot of group email requests, but to how many do we actually respond? Obviously, we don’t … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 196 – Moving Our Giving Forward

Took my daughter to work with me on the last day in our old office.  The movers are moving our office to a new location this weekend. Which means for the past few weeks I have been packing up all … Continue reading

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