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Your Head as a Cup of Tea

May 25, 2010

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“There’s an old analogy to a cup of tea. If you want to drink new tea you have to get rid of the old tea that’s in your cup, otherwise your cup just overflows and you get a wet mess. You head is like that cup. It has a limited capacity and if you want […]

A Far Country

January 24, 2010

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On my assignment here in the Netherlands I have many quiet meals and nights alone in my hotel room. As a result, I have been reading books at a rate of two per week. This week I finished a novel that I found in the Hilton lounge titled “A Far Country” by Daniel Mason. The […]

Blog post number 101!

June 25, 2009

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How is it possible that I am already up to 101 blog posts? It seems like just yesterday I was toying with the idea of starting a blog thinking in the back of my mind that I would probably run out of things to write after about ten posts. Here I am now breaking the […]

The High Cost of Staying in Touch

May 23, 2009

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I am someone who scrutinizes every cent that goes out the door. I work hard for my money and I know that the only chance I have at retiring some day is to save money now. I believe my generation will be the first generation in a hundred years that can not retire due to […]

Lessons From my Experience in Uruguay

February 9, 2009

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On the plane flight back from Uruguay I jotted down a few of the larger lessons that I learned in my time out of country. I have added a few items to that list in the subsequent month. They are as follows: Do work I am interested in and can be passionate about. I have […]

Te Quiero

January 16, 2009

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A poem by Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti. It is a love poem to his activist wife written while he was in exile during the years of the military dictatorship in Uruguay (from 1973 to 1985). I love the second to last line (I adore you in my paradise…) which is a beautiful statement about choosing […]

Good Friends

January 7, 2009

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I am sorry for this very long post. Some things require more to do right. The most difficult part of my job is the temporary nature of it. As a consultant, I am sent to various companies and am constantly working with different teams of people. I find that I always form tight relationships with […]