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Benchmarking

  It is late Friday night, many are celebrating the weekend, but not me.  I am here alone thinking about my Parkrun 5 K race tomorrow. Since my last marathon in November I have been “off-season.”  Tomorrow’s 5 K will … Continue reading

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Slow Down!

  Not too often we hear words like “release, slowdown, or patience,” in our busy work environment.  Certainly not here in Washington, DC.  Unless you chanced to be in a yoga or meditation retreat, those are special circumstances. Or are … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon

I have decided to run the Erie Marathon in Erie, Pennsylvania on 9 September 2018.  Because the early September race date, my 20 week training will start next week.  Hoohoo. The marathon course is around the Presque Isle State Park … Continue reading

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SNAFU Tuesday

SNAFU is an acronym that stands for Situation Normal. All Foul Up (slightly edited version) It seems to be a good descriptor today for the White House and our government operations.  Below are examples of what I mean: IRS’ online … Continue reading

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Finesse Of Life

In my younger days, speed was my guide.  Get there fast, finish quick, so I can enjoy  the outcome.  There was so much to see and do but so little time.  Needless to say that I was impatient and did … Continue reading

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Personal Branding

  Personal branding is not for me.  Definitely not.  Why do I say that? you ask. For one, I refuse to be branded.  As long as I am alive, I am free to reinvent myself.  Some would argue otherwise.  After all, … Continue reading

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What’s To Worry?

It is 12 April.  And if you live in the United States and haven’t filed your taxes, you have something to worry.  Because time is running out with the Internal Revenue Service filing deadline of 17 April 2018, only five … Continue reading

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In Real Life

Things are different in real life. Way more complicated than what meet the eyes. Never easy opening, nor happy ending. Everything in between is mystery wide as the Grand Canyon. Nobody told you?  Had to find out on your own? … Continue reading

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Better Tools, Better Work

Nowadays tools are getting more sophisticated.  Smart machines are not only replacing low skill, routine jobs (e.g. cashier, teller, typist), they are pushing into the mid- to higher end of the service sectors like information exchange and financial transaction. Growth … Continue reading

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Tell It Like It Really Is?

Tell it like it really is.  Sounds simple and straight forward, right? Not so, not here in Washington DC.  The response one will get most likely is a chuckle, a grunt, or “Say what?  Are you crazy? Nobody does that.”  … Continue reading

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