On Working and Accomplishing

On Working and Accomplishing

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to talk with a good friend of mine, and one of the topics we discussed was the disparity between the amount of work someone has put toward a project and the amount that has actually been accomplished. I’ve certainly been...
Job Security

Job Security

My father once told me a story about an employee at his work, though I think the lesson I’ve come away with over the years is not the one he intended. He talked about a man who sat at a desk, and on the wall next to him were scribbled dozens if not scores of...
Rejoining Academia

Rejoining Academia

Recently having enrolled in several online learning courses – primarily for professional development – I had a long look at my options before making a final decision about what path I’d head down. Two years ago I explored the idea of getting an MBA, but the...
PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

PoeticsOnline.net – One Year Later

Though I’ve had the PoeticsOnline.net domain name since 2003, it wasn’t until one year ago that I started seriously posting content, kicking things off with a large site redesign and blank slate on which to write. While I often wrote poetry or short...
Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Noel and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation weekend in the beautiful Yosemite valley, spending time with friends, family, and nature. Hikers, backpackers, and cyclists the world over flock to Yosemite for its picturesque trails, mountain vistas, and...
The Pride of Image

The Pride of Image

Some years ago I knew a man who presented himself as the pinnacle of success – new car, flashy watches, wonderful family. He worked in sales, and really made an effort over and above the norm when it came to his appearance, his friendships, and his social obligations....