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Which Checkbox is Predictive?

Which Checkbox is Predictive?

 I’ve been thinking a lot about employment categories, because I’ve filled out a few surveys lately that ask about them. It’s really clear these were designed by people who have never been charged with primary care of home or others. I studied marketing – I 

Trashing the Place

Trashing the Place

Hubby and I are getting ready to move out of our Chicago condo, after 12 years. I was the child of a 1960’s and 70’s corporate nomad. I think I know all about moving. But the thing about moving is that it requires hundreds of 

On Missing People

On Missing People

This is a tough holiday, what with needing to stay away from those we would dearly love to be with. Like most folks, I enjoy holiday parties. I enjoy family feasts. I am fortunate to be related to a lot of delightful people, and acquainted 

Masking My Incompetence

Masking My Incompetence

I think the Covid-19 experience started for me about 6 weeks ago, when planning for the disease’s impact on his health care org started taking over my husband’s life. I am mostly retired these days, with a work project on hold. This enables me to 

Love in the time of Covid-19: a letter of thanks to Albert Burneko (and Drew Magary)
A birthday feast in waiting

Love in the time of Covid-19: a letter of thanks to Albert Burneko (and Drew Magary)

Peter Gabriel is blasting on the stereo, (sing with me! …wanting contact… ) while my husband works on this Saturday afternoon, mapping out yet another roll-out for yet another set of changing protocols for his employer, a Central Illinois health care system. He’s managing the 

Tech Guru Demonstrates Y Savvy

Tech Guru Demonstrates Y Savvy

As I was catching up with podcasts this morning on my way to the Decatur Family YMCA, I had a pleasant surprise. Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway do one of the smartest and most entertaining tech business roundups I know on their show Pivot. In 

The Misunderstood Perfectionist

The Misunderstood Perfectionist

Note from the author: When the call went out for posts about perfectionism, anxiety, and OCD among the gifted, I responded that I thought I had written a recent rant on the subject, but couldn’t recall where. To my surprise, I found it here, on 

What Parenting Taught Me About Mental Health

What Parenting Taught Me About Mental Health

I had my first child in 1987, my second in 1988, and my third in 1990. My husband and I called it the “Go nuts now, go broke later” plan. In the early 90’s, the Internet started becoming available to mere mortals at home, and