Do You Water The Grass?

Someone said, “Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.” Should I worry that I understand this explanation all too well? I just keep muttering to myself that this level of stress cannot last forever.  It will either be the death of me or eventually dissipate.  I am…
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Busier Than A High-fiving, One-armed Paperhanger!

As my friend Martha from law school used to say, “I am busier than a high-fiving, one-armed paperhanger!” Well, actually Martha used to attribute other activities to the paper hanger’s free hand, but I cleaned it up for general consumption.  Regardless, you get the point – I am REALLY busy. This busy thing is not…
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Say It With Me – “Yummmmm”

I would acknowledge that I am what you might call a “late bloomer”. It has taken me many years to come into my own. That is part of why the new forty is so appealing. It is an opportunity to catch up with others who bloomed at the precisely right time. Still, even having finally…
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A New Mantra?

There was a time when I believed I did my best work under pressure – I realize now that was just a rationalization for all the procrastination that came before the impending deadline. I am so deeply buried in projects presently that need to have been done yesterday that the phrase, “working under pressure” seems…
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