Dear Friends, Sometimes I wonder if my life were a symphony, and my heart the metronome, which movement would we be in? Am I the conductor, one of the musicians, or do I merely provide the instruments? Perhaps I move among the categories. Do the shifts affect the quality of the sound? If I agree… Continue reading The Symphony of Life
Dear Friends, In theory, federal government employees receive midyear reviews in the April-May timeframe. (The fiscal year starts October 1, so April 1 is halfway through the year.) It’s supposed to provide a structured setting for a supervisor to meet with their staff, review their performance to date, and discuss anything that may need adjusting… Continue reading A Midpoint Review
Dear Friends, Last night I had dinner with a dear friend whom I hadn’t seen face to face in probably ten years. Something prevented me from attending her wedding, so it was also the first time I met her husband and their hilarious daughter. Which is not to say I don’t know them. I regularly… Continue reading Isn’t Chemo Latin for Party?
Dear Friends, One of the last times I was on chemo, I remember wandering around my office singing ‘don’t cha wish your girlfriend was bald like me…’ to myself, to the tune of Don’t Cha by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes. So it seems right that this was the first song to come to… Continue reading The Bald & the Beautiful
Dear Friends, When I was a kid, I loved the show, Animaniacs. Everything about it amused me, including their Wheel of Morality segment that closed many episodes. The three main characters, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Warner, would stand before a giant “Wheel of Morality,” and Yakko would spin it, saying “Wheel of Morality, turn turn turn, tell us… Continue reading Wheel of Side Effects, Turn Turn Turn