When I landed in DC, my first boss was an ‘interesting’ character. I use the adjective advisedly, in much the same way as ‘incredible’ or ‘unbelievable’. Shortly after I started working, she brought me a lovely Villeroy & Boch box for my desk. She told me it was a welcome gift. Given the environment in which I was working (HR Manager in a national law firm), I was struck by the thoughtful and gracious nature of the gesture. She was the least spontaneous person I had ever met.… Read more Me? The Terminator? →
For those of you unfamiliar with the verb ‘kvetching’, I think it’s best defined as bitching in whine. Though it’s a Yiddish word, it’s derivative is really irrelevant for we all do it. I would suggest that it’s yet another aspect of the human experience, but I honestly think other species kvetch too. Yesterday a flock of Canadian geese were heading who-knows-where, and clearly there were quite a few issues being addressed en route. They sounded pretty much like this: “Who died and put Louie in charge? Didn’t we all… Read more The Complaint Department →
I go to the gym now on a regular basis; I still look like an apple. My trainer says it takes patience and commitment (two qualities for which I can take little ownership) – after all, it took a lot of years to lose my waist and replace it with such amplitude. It is true that gravity is no longer my buddy – I’ve shrunk, I truly don’t know what the hell happened to my waist (but it would seem that it’s a developed a frighteningly close relationship with my… Read more Food For Thought →
Those Things That Remain.