Sitting with beauty – healing for the soul

I know I’ve been out of touch for a while.  I let myself get overwhelmed and burned out by too many things going on in my life.  So I’ve been stopping to cherish the moment.   I would like to share with you some of my Sunday. Cee and I went up to a favorite…

To Comma or not to Comma?

If I have two character flaws, they would be multislacking (see my previous blog for a definition), and a deep, abiding, unabated, and profound love of the comma.  For those of you who care, I am a believer in the Oxford comma, too. Out of the fourteen punctuation marks in the English language, the comma…

Multislacking? Guilty!

I love words.  The English language is fascinating in its annoying complexity and diversity.  In what other language could two opposite words, like ravel and unravel, mean the same thing?  So when I saw a TED talk about what makes a word “real”, I just had to watch.  I found some great new words to…

Get your own damn cup of coffee

It was Day One of meeting my new boss in my first real grown up job, my first time away from home and family.  I was proud of myself, until it went so incredibly wrong. I was a new Private First Class in the US Army.  I had survived my basic and advanced training and…

An Ode to the Millennials

The company I work for has a diversity program, offering classes about other cultures so that we have more empathy when dealing with customers and co-workers.  I enjoy the offerings because other cultures and ideas fascinate me.  The most recent one was presented by a group of Millennials. Millennial:  noun; a person reaching young adulthood…

Unsung Hero

I got this third hand, but it’s so good that I have to pass it on.  We can all use a little inspiration.  I hope it brightens your day.   Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like…

Introvert Offices – Finally!

Finally, a workspace designed specifically for introverts!  Susan Cain, author of “Quiet!”, has teamed up with office furniture maker Steelcase to produce a line of office furniture designed to make all of us introverts feel more comfortable and productive in the office.  Here are some photos of the prototypes being revealed at an office furniture…