Category: Culture

  • No rain, no gain

    Here in my part of Massachusetts, we are in a drought watch.  It’s not like the West Coast (what is?), but it’s dry enough that it has me thinking a lot about rain and water. While starting my business, I took a part-time job at one of the big box hardware stores. My position?  Watering…

  • The longer you’re here, diverse it gets

    It’s an old joke.  Someone brings up diversity and you say “We’re very diverse.  The longer you’re here, diverse it gets”. Twice this week, my mind wandered to diversity issues.  I spoke with someone with whom I’ve developed a good networking relationship and he wants to introduce me to someone at a local company.  I…

  • You look exactly the same

    I recently reconnected with a friend I had not seen in over 35 years (no, we weren’t babies).  The first things out of each of our mouths were “You look exactly the same.”  So I guess when I was a teenager, I had gray receding hair, crow’s feet, and a slightly bad back. We reminisced about…