• Tips for the Seasoned Job Seeker
    I have become a woman of a certain age.  I am coming up on a “significant” birthday. Of course “significant” is relative right?   21 was significant, 30, 40, etc.  all for different reasons and accompanied with different levels of excitement or dread associated with those numbers.   I am going to be 60.  Significant.  I am …
  • Tips For the Job Seeker of a Certain Age
    Age….I was highlighted in the paper recently and the first thing mentioned right behind my name was my age.   I winced.  I work in an industry interviewing people and age isn’t something I can ask candidates about.    I couldn’t help thinking about the relevancy of putting it in the paper.   And just like the candidates …
  • The Energy of Spring
    March certainly “came in like a lion” for those of us in the Northland, bringing days of sub-zero temperatures and late season snow. It just seemed wrong. Those days forced me to remember why I live here! This past week however, there were a few sunny days in the 50’s that allowed my husband Jim …
  • Just Pick Up the Shovel
    My husband and I lived in KC for a number of years.  In 1993 there was a big flood and a cute river town, Parkville, MO, was threatened by the approaching flood waters.   We wanted to do something to help so we went to volunteer.  We got our tetanus shots and joined the 100’s of people …