Organizing @ Work: Promises of Blue Skies Ahead

| July 6, 2014

The gray skies loomed above me, and I sighed. “Great,” I thought. “Driving in the rain. Again.” I loaded my car to leave my parents’ house in Oklahoma and head back to Houston, and I planned to make my usual stop in Arlington to see my godchildren. This breaks up the solo 8-hour drive for […]

44 Things I Love

| June 1, 2012

Ah June! The summer months are upon us. But before we move forward, I must reflect on the month that has passed. For on a certain day in May, I always turn a year older. To celebrate my 44 years on Planet Earth, I created a list of 44 Things I Love.

Good-bye 2010, Hello 2011!

| January 6, 2011

When the clock rang midnight last year, I was a bit relieved. For me, 2009 was My Year of Going Nuts. I wanted 2010 to be The Rebuilding Year. A do-over of sorts. I needed to find my footing in the world. I should point out that My Year of Going Nuts really started in […]

A Good Enough Christmas

| December 24, 2010

The first time I couldn’t find Pepcid AC on the shelf at Target, I simply dismissed it as bad timing. The second time, I realized that something was up. I asked one of the Target employees straightening up the shelves, “What’s up with the Pepcid AC always being gone?” The employee shrugged. “I’m not sure. […]

The Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For

| September 4, 2010

I’m back! I took the summer off from blogging, and the time off stirred up a bunch of great blogs and other writing ideas I’m planning to share over the next few months. After a really bad day, a Facebook friend recently posted the Top 10 Things she was thankful for after reading a similar […]

Live Outside Work

| March 23, 2010

During my very first week at MD Anderson, we had a presentation with three senior physicians and scientists talking about how they manage their time. One, a department chair who I had known during my reporting days in Galveston, instructed the crowd to have a life. He also said that if you didn’t have a […]