Brucewaye looks bewildered
Congratulations to me, Fancy Pants, and most of all — Brucewayne! We have a new addition to our family — Shilo, a 9 week-old Bichon Frise! She is named after the Neil Diamond song about an imaginary friend. We picked her up a week ago from California Bichons, where I also got Brucewayne. Brucewayne and Shilo have the same father, Prince Ali (pictured below) but different mothers. Continue reading
Here are my family highlights from 2013…with some JibJab fun interspersed throughout!
That’s Wes, who has been a mentor to me for over 10 years!
My career wouldn’t be where it is today without help from my mentors. During my 15 years in marketing, I’ve sought guidance from a number of trusted advisors who gave me sage advice on everything from job offers, sticky work situations, and stock options. My mentors were especially valuable when I started my digital marketing consulting business in January 2013 — in fact, a handful of them were my first clients.
My #1 tip for people who are building their careers: form relationships with mentors. My sense is that mentorships are often an overlooked item in people’s career toolkits. Perhaps this is because people, especially inexperienced professionals, don’t really know how to find, approach, and manage mentor relationships. If this is you, take a look at my article on Simply Hired’s blog, which outlines several key tips for forging bonds with mentors.
Read the article here.
For those of you already taking advantage of mentor relationships: any additional advice for the uninitiated? How has a mentor helped transform your career?
Puppy zoomies – that’s what it’s all about!
Hyper-happy puppy running all out!
I’m opposed to U.S. military action in Syria. We’ve deployed enough men and women to fight other people’s wars, and we have plenty of work to do here in the U.S. with our own crimes and floundering economy. Additionally, I do not trust the Obama administration’s promise of “no boots” in Syria. There is no such thing as a “limited” military strike. As such, a limited military engagement will inevitably lead to something bigger. And the reality is, we don’t have the military resources, what with military funding scaling back over the last few years.
Below are ten excellent tweets and reasons for staying out of Syria.
From the Baochi Book Collection
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m not a big fan of love stories. This is because I find most romances to be inauthentic and artificial. That said, there are some romantic novels that make for great stories and don’t drip with sappiness. Gone With the Wind is one such novel. And now I’m adding Jan-Phillipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats to my list of great love stories.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, set in Burma, centers on the relationship between a Burmese man and woman in the 1950s, when both are in their late teens. The novel begins in present day New York, when the man — who has become a prominent lawyer married to an American woman — disappears mysteriously. When the man’s adult daughter, Julia, discovers a love letter from her father to an unknown Burmese woman, she decides to travel to Burma to investigate in the hopes of locating her father. Continue reading