Category Archives: Evaluation

Just Believe In Yourself

There are those nights…usually around 2:00 AM…when I’m lying in bed wondering if I ever will be able to succeed. It’s nothing new. Foras long as I can remember…even as a kid…I had these doubts. That’s not to say I … Continue reading

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Patience and Persistence

These two deceptively simple concepts can make a world of difference in how things turn out for someone…including you, dear reader. Yet so many folks can’t seem to wrap their heads around either. I’ll be the first to say that … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a brief exchange of messages with a friend/former student this morning about his current job search. He’s feeling a bit frustrated…it’s been a few months, and nothing yet. I try to be both sympathetic and empathetic. Most of … Continue reading

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Details…Details

Once again I am reminded that my obsession with correctgrammar, spelling and punctuation is NOT shared by all. I’m in the midst of paper-grading for my “Introduction to Organizational Communication” class at The University ofTampa and already have had to … Continue reading

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Giving Back

I had a really encouraging meeting (Zoom, of course) withGlobal Listening Centre selection committee members to review and discuss nominees for GLC’s “25 Top Women Listeners,” an initiative designed to recognize women in academia and elsewhere who have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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Climbing out of my shell

Yeah, I know. I’ve been pretty much invisible for the past couple of months. No excuses. Just absolutely did not have the motivation to communicate with the outer world. Granted I’ve been teaching my classes at The University of Tampa…online…but … Continue reading

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And We’re Done with It

I’m posting this on December 30, 2020, for one simple reason…I want to officially say “good bye and good riddance” to 2020. I very honestly can NOT think of any other of the 74 years that I have roamed this … Continue reading

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“Ch…ch…changes”

We’re closing in on the third anniversary of the signing and handshake that finalized our “Where do we retire?” planning and landed us here in Riverview, Florida. For anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to my places-lived record … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

No surprise here…I have NO idea what the future holds for any of us. The optimist in me says “Hang in there. Things WILL get better.” The world has been through other, at the time equally daunting, challenges and somehow … Continue reading

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Patience…A Virtue That Must Be Nurtured

I’ll be the first to admit it. When I think of something that I want or want to do, I want it NOW. Not “later.” Not “tomorrow.” NOW!! I’ve “kind of” mellowed over the years, but this trait has always … Continue reading

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