How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

I don't post much anymore and this post is long and it's not funny but I really hope you will read it. I ask you to read it. And share it because it matters not just in Portland, not just in Oregon but throughout the U.S. My mother was a teacher before I was born. … Continue reading How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

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Life/Work Balance with a First Job. Too Much to Ask?

Last week I posted this on Facebook: An entry level engineer just turned down our offer of employment. Not enough vacation time (10 days a year) for him and he "really likes to get out and do things". I weep for the future. To set the scene: Last week a fresh-out-of-engineering school job applicant declined … Continue reading Life/Work Balance with a First Job. Too Much to Ask?

You’re Not Special

I have excerpted the following paragraphs from a commencement address I read on theswellesleyreport.com. It is outstanding. If you want to read the whole thing and it is a great read, click on the Swellesley Report link. After graduation from Colgate, I lived with Laurie and her family in Swellesley for the summer of 1987. … Continue reading You’re Not Special