The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

“A Leadership Primer”

As a student in an Effective Supervision course, I was asked to comment on General Colin Powell’s statements as they relate to the day-to-day “battleground” of the workplace. With the exception of one or two, I believe that the lessons are absolutely pertinent to effective supervision. 1. Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. We are talking about people here, so it is inevitable that at some point, a decision […]

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Watch out! Mercury is retrograde!

I naively wondered if I might avoid this next crazy episode of Mercury Retrograde. HA! Woke this morning at 3:35 in the godforsaken A of M. OK, so in the spirit of “when life gives you lemons, etc.” I fired up the computer. Email check: check. Weather check: check-a-do.  (Brrr.  Frosty -22 C today.) Blog check:  Blog check?  BLOG CHECK? Nothing. No internet connection. Homework to do, blogs to read […]

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Dear Reader – or Win-Win-Win

I must have reached a tipping point in my activity here on WordPress.  The suggestions posted by Reader seem to be more in line with my reading preferences.  Last night in particular I felt like I had won the trifecta. Three in a row! Bing, bang, boom! I have got to share these with you.  Not so much because I think they will appeal to you, but because I think […]

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For More Information

This post will tell you a little bit more about yours truly. My About Me tab should really be titled “Why I Blog”.  Or something.  Other bloggers have way more imagination than I, and trust me, I envy them! Creativity? I’ve got enough to make me dangerous. I’m marginally more apt, technically. I am a wife, a sister, an orphan (sad face), an aunt (happy face!) a friend in a small […]

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Smoots?

When we are not out in the woods collecting rocks and minerals, Reiner and I work on the mineral collection and also volunteer our efforts to an online database.  If you are interested in minerals in any way, and you haven’t learned about Mindat yet, I urge you to pay the site a visit. Reiner is currently organizing Ontario mineral localities in the database. Google Earth is one of the […]

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I Hate my Vacuum Cleaner

There, I’ve said it.  For better or worse, now you know TWO closely guarded secrets.  I play too many computer games AND I have a hate-hate relationship with the vacuum cleaner. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind vacuum cleaning. Nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done and all that jazz. (Yeah, yeah… whatever.) But, seriously! I am a fanatic about housework! I don’t mean to brag, but I clean […]

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