Workplace

The Treasure of Safety

Last Tuesday, I rooster-strutted out of Ulmer’s with my lime green shopping bag filled. In 10 minutes, despite the crowd of locals, tourists, and cruise ship passengers, I seized my booty.  In one sweep, I plucked my beloved’s birthday card, found a plumbing fixture for our utility sink, spied a new carabiner for my daypack, […]

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Taming the Crocodiles of Conflict

I just got back to Alaska from Mexico. There, my beloved and I rented a casita with friends in a small beach town called La Manzanilla. One of Martty’s and my favorite activities when traveling is to rent bikes and look around a little further than our feet can take us. Rental bikes in other […]

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The Pirate of Woe at Work

The Victim will be sure to test your human wholeness in the workplace. You know who they are. You’ve seen them coming down the hallway and you’ve dived into any empty doorway available – to avoid them. You’ve seen them at the photocopy machine when you’ve needed to run something off. But instead you go […]

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We’re Mammals First

Last week, I attended a meeting at a new birth cottage in town.  It was gorgeous. Rounded walls, post and beam wood, river rock and tiled floors, and even an oval-shaped birthing tub. Right here in Homer.  It almost made me want to have a baby.  OK. Almost. And let’s face it, that bus left […]

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Four Ways to Weather Workplace Wrongs

Last week, I was waiting in a parking lot when two women came out of their office building at the end of the workday. It was a semi-warm day so our truck windows were open. I caught an earful. One woman was fuming about her supervisor who was perpetually vacillating on a work project. Reportedly, […]

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