Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Can You Be Nice AND Competent?

Who likes being put in a box? I don’t. Nobody puts Baby in a box! OK, the actual movie quote says “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” but I wouldn’t want to be in a box either. Boxed in is perhaps even worse than cornered in. At least you can watch...
If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

Just the other day I was in the yard picking up dog poop. Also known as: any other day. Quick fact: 4 years ago we rescued a black Lab mix. I must love her a lot to let her use my backyard as a toilet. So, I’m in the yard, picking up the dog poop, having that...
Don’t Hedge!

Don’t Hedge!

OK, so this might seem silly, but I want to tell you about one of my pet peeves… I mean, I know it’s no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it just bugs me, you know? You might not be bothered by it, but I am… It’s when people provide a...