Something about growth.

(Note: Some details have been changed, in the interest of privacy.) Fifteen years ago I took an unexpected career turn and accepted a job at our local community blood center, managing marketing and recruitment. The team of recruiters was, in essence, a sales team. Their metrics were similar to sales metrics, with all the attendant … Continue reading Something about growth.

A few things: October/November 2018

The advice, you'll recall, was this: You want them when they're little, but they need you when they're big. That's from my friend Barbara, admonishing me at the time (I was 7 months pregnant with my now-17-year-old son) to find excellent child care, throw myself into high-paying work, and save the "flexible hours, work from … Continue reading A few things: October/November 2018

Books, art, and the dog days of summer.

The letter, were there to be one (which there will not), might continue this way: And now it is finally October. The end of sandals, the start of boots. Irrespective of temperature (because, in Memphis one can't be particular about such things), October is the beginning of stews and pot-pies, of flower beds going to … Continue reading Books, art, and the dog days of summer.