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It’s raining today, but tomorrow…

There’s something to be said about life in “paradise”… “Be careful what you wish for.” We made the transition from many, many years in Massachusetts, with a brief respite in Hawaii, to Florida hell-bent on getting away from frigid winters … Continue reading

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Friends Helping Friends

Over the past few days, I’ve had conversations with various people about everything ranging from “What should I do?” to “Where should I go?” to “Is it really worth it?”. I think we managed to get to a final conclusion/decision in … 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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Finding Inspiration by Inspiring Others

I had a major epiphany this morning while chatting with a recent University of Tampa graduate/absolute rising PR rockstar. I’ve recruited her to serve as co-chair of the PRSA Tampa Bay “New Professionals” committee, and I was talking with her … Continue reading

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Summertime…and the livin’ is queasy

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having a devil of a time trying to convince myself that there is a bright-ish side to all this chaos and uncertainty that we have been experiencing. I realize … Continue reading

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Hurry up…and wait…

Maybe I’ve got the “quarantine quibbles” or something, but I feel like I’m seeing a lot more of what I have always described as “unprofessional behavior” these days. You would think grownups would act like grownups, but noooo. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: Life’s Little Challenges

I haven’t been as consistent in my posts recently as I would have liked to have been. A lot of “stuff” has managed to poke its nose into my life that I really would have preferred NOT to have encountered. … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a moment of “Wow, they really get it!” excitement the other day in my “Introduction to Public Relations” class at The University of Tampa. We had had a guest speaker talking about her current, very cool job and … Continue reading

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Frustration…It Happens

It’s easy to say to someone, “Be patient. Things will get better.” It’s a whole ‘nother thing when you, yourself, are faced with a situation…or a series of situations…where things just don’t go “right.” The people you’re dealing with seem … Continue reading

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Disinformation versus Reality

(Note to readers: This is a copy of a “Letter to the Editor” of the Taipei Times that I wrote and was recently published. We hear so doggone much about “fake news” and “disinformation” and all that. What do YOU … Continue reading

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