Travel/Life Balance

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The Art of Being Out Of Office

If you have to work on the road, comfort is key.

Crafting the perfect out of office reply is an art form.  Take basic information, mix with corporate culture (or policy), sprinkle in a bit of advanced email programming, and perhaps just a dash of “I’m on vacation and you aren’t” and you may have the perfect out of office reply. I struggle always with how much…

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Packing Up Christmas

It was quarter past dawn… All the Whos, still a-bed, All the Whos, still asnooze When he packed up his sled, Packed it up with their presents! The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings! Three thousand feet up! Up the side of Mt. Crumpit, He rode with his load…

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Saying Yes


This past holiday weekend was a whirlwind of deja vu… Wandering the canals in Venice and accidentally stumbling into a cicchetti bar and saying yes, “I think I was here before”. Experiencing an international flight cancellation and trying to get back to the US on an overbooked Thanksgiving weekend and saying yes, “I am pretty sure I was…

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Routines – Six Things I’m Doing Right and Six Things I Have to Improve

“I was in five different states this week.” “I forgot I was driving my own car and kept looking for the beige Toyota in the parking garage.” “I haven’t had anything but condiments in my refrigerator in the past two months.” “I can’t remember what its like to not have jet lag.” All of these…

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