Got a moose, got a moose, will you do the fandango?

Julie Evans, one of my colleagues at Wake Tech, advises her students to know their value. “Don’t undersell yourself or your services,” she often says with conviction. This is sound advice, especially in the age of logo mills, and a world where Photoshop is a verb. This summer, as I embarked on a back-to-industry journey, … Continue reading Got a moose, got a moose, will you do the fandango?

Have you hugged your cat today?

“Unprecedented” should be retired from the dictionary after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Of the many terms used to describe this year, “dumpster fire” is by far my favorite. One of the latest headlines to hit is the recommendation by most mental health professionals to accept that normal (as defined by pre-COVID standards) will not … Continue reading Have you hugged your cat today?

Love and Loathing in the Age of Social Distancing

As is usually the case, my wisecracking daughter and sharp-witted sister made two of the most astute observations concerning life in the face of COVID-19. “This will provide an easy out for a lot of people,” said my daughter, in referencing relationships. “’Sorry, it’s not you, it’s social distancing.’” My sister—never one to suffer fools—was … Continue reading Love and Loathing in the Age of Social Distancing