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October 10, 2019

I've recently decided to leave a job I enjoy and am good at.  My employer, a Fortune 100 company that prides itself on inclusion and diversity in the work place, has called in all remote workers to co-locate with other employees in one of a handful of designated office...

December 23, 2018

A lot has happened in the past 16 months.  I know I promised a story about the bat exclusion that followed the mouse escapade, and I will get to it, but suffice it to say that those two events plus an invasion of woodpeckers were pivotal to my decision at the end of th...

August 14, 2017

Most married couples establish a division of labor that sticks with them throughout the relationship.  For example, we agreed early on I would manage the family budget and meal planning, and Bob would be responsible for electrical work and removal of all home invading...

July 26, 2017

This past week Bob marked the fourth birthday since his stroke.  I call these Bonus Birthdays and for good reason.  In Semper Avanti we celebrate his first birthday in a dreary nursing home about ten weeks after he was found in that Virginia hotel room.  He can barely...

July 4, 2017

Watching Bob’s determination to participate in our daughter’s move this weekend called to mind Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech on July 4, 1939 as he bid farewell to baseball.  It was Gehrig’s courage and strength during his battle with ALS that Bob drew on during th...