July 10, 2020

Nine months ago I relaunched my career as an independent consultant and small business owner, and what a nine months it has been! I had several clients, doing work I love.  I was gaining momentum growing Bob's and my little business when all of a sudden the beginning o...

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...

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...

June 19, 2017

The Lobster Shift is the Chaddsford Planning Associates blog, authored by its general partner, Bob Bucceri.    It provides news, commentary and analysis on business issues in the electronic payments and marketing segments – but like a lobster that shuffles along backwa...

June 12, 2017

Bob has always been a car guy.  There was a time, before stroke, that I would roll my eyes as Bob would head out to the garage to spend his entire Sunday washing and polishing our cars. “Isn’t that why God gave us car washes?” I’d ask as I followed him out to the garag...

May 29, 2017

Today, on this 47th Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in the fight for freedom.  So I thought it was fitting to take a break from us and reflect on those that served our country in the military and, in so doing, sacrificed their lives for the greater...

May 7, 2017

British poet T.S. Eliot once said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.”   This has always been Bob’s approach to recovery, and we found out just how far it is possible for him to go when we decided to visit the Ch...

April 29, 2017

On a topic near and dear to my heart, the following link offers some practical advice from the American Academy of Bereavement about grieving someone alive:  http://thebereavementacademy.com/unconventional-grief-grieving-someone-alive/

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