Category Archives: Career values and work life

Career Planning, part 1

You know the background to your work life, and I know mine. Everything I think and do goes on while immersed in this mental world. The pressures never let up, but they are so pervasive and elemental, I forget to … Continue reading

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Standing Desk

My home office is in the living room because that’s where it’s easiest to roll the portable air conditioner and set it up for the season. I gave up trying to thread the flimsy exhaust tube into the flimsy plastic … Continue reading

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A Bad Bet?

The other day, I said that my father chose to be self-employed, but that’s only partly true. At a traditional company, he would have gotten himself shown the door, I’m pretty sure, unless he lucked into a really great manager. … Continue reading

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You, Wherever You Are

When I planned this blog, I thought I knew who you would be, Reader. I thought the blog would come to the attention of people who live somewhere near route 117, because I would mention place names along the road, … Continue reading

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Skype Slack Teams Loud Empty World

At an online meeting, human cues are missing: the walking-in and the sitting-down, the sitting and the breathing, and the personal clutter (laptop, phone, notebook, pen, pencil, coffee mug, water bottle – some or all). Thumbnail portraits on a screen … Continue reading

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That Question, Again

When the shut-down order was given in March, most businesses that depend on walk-in traffic had to freeze in place. Their income vanished and all they could do was wait. Now they’re waiting to see if reopening can save them. … Continue reading

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What Working Is Like Right Now

I am sick of You. I’m not talking to You today. Friend, how’s it going? How’s your work? I thought I would talk a little about mine. I’m interested in God, but I don’t make my living thinking about God. … Continue reading

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COVID Commute

I haven’t driven my commute since March 13. I didn’t need to drive it today, either, but I took an aimless trip at the end of the afternoon so I wouldn’t forget how. Route 117 crossing America’s Technology Highway (Route … Continue reading

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Lofty and Uplifted, part 4

Hello, God. Thought I’d check in. So, have You noticed what’s going on with us here in Massachusetts? I don’t know how good You are with numbers, but here’s a table gives a good overview. That’s from this web page, … Continue reading

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How Are You? part 2

My minister asks me a question, if I happen to see him at coffee hour. Oh God. I mean, back when we had coffee hour, because we were meeting at church in the flesh and all. The question is, “How … Continue reading

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