Category Archives: Thinking

A Vietnam Memory

This post is a marked difference from my usual career-oriented pieces. A fantastic book entitled “Escape from Saigon” triggered some long-repressed memories and led to my writing about a night that I thought had been forgotten. Heartfelt thanks to book … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “It’s What I Do”

I do some “navel-gazing” once in a while. I learned a long time ago that reality checks are a critical part of making sure you’re not losing control of your sanity. Recently, I’ve started a semi-habit of tallying up everything … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Who Should You Trust?”

“Fake news” is the topic du jour these days. What’s true? What’s false? Who can you trust to assure you it’s true or false? I love it, in my Introduction to Mass Communication classes at Curry College, where I head … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “You’re Not In This Alone”

Part of my “other duties as assigned” at Curry College where I head up our Communication Department‘s Public Relations Concentration is being available to students for advice and counsel. I do this “officially” for a couple dozen, “unofficially” for countless … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “The Rollercoaster Called ‘Life’”

The past several months have been “less than optimal” on my side of the world. There have been some more-than-appreciated “ups”…accompanied by what is starting to seem like an increasing number of “downs.” Kind of like a rollercoaster…which I rode … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Decisions…The Fork in the Road”

One of my favorite topics…life’s choices. I spent an all-too-brief time with a former student/good friend a few days ago catching up on “stuff” and talking about “life.” She has been studying for her master’s degree in London after having … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Bumps in the Road”

I spend a lot of time in my “rah-rah” mode…encouraging others (students, friends, professional colleagues) that “everything will work out…just hang in there.” And then I crawl back into the deep, dark closet where I keep my own “stuff.” It’s … Continue reading

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