tEXt Files

Texting is a form of communication that ranks pretty high on my list of preferred forms of communication.  It is firmly sandwiched in-between face-to-face (#1) and email (#3) and, frankly, waaay above the dreaded telephone (#last#last#last).  I prefer texting, mostly because it is a silent and efficient way of transmitting information and often acts as a reminder of things I need to do or follow-up on, since it’s always with me.  Out of all of the ways to convey info, […]

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Why “T.” and not TLPPBBHWKR?

T just T

When I introduce myself, I usually begin with some variation of “Hello, my name is T. – like the one between S and U, in the alphabet.”  It is one lone letter, yet it causes some confusion for people and when it does, I realize I should probably correct it to, “Hello, I go by an initial… T.” but over the years, no matter what I do – there are always people who make an issue out of it. “How […]

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The rest of the story.

Sharing big news about your life, for the most part, is simple enough.  Etiquette gives us permission to send out personalized engagement, wedding and baby announcements.  In fact, all of life’s main events, even the sad news of one’s passing, can be posted in newspapers across the land, sometimes accompanied by a rather nice photo.  The same, unfortunately (for me) cannot be said of divorce.  As a rule, unless you’re someone on the radar of TMZ or Entertainment Tonight, marital […]

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Ah, ha, ha, ha – Stayin’ Alive.

Life deserves a soundtrack.  There are so many occasions that come along in life that really cry out for a thunderous John Williams (Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark) underscoring or Thomas Newman’s (Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, WALL-E) haunting melodies.  Contemporary music also works for the workplace, comedic family moments or time spent with friends.  Music just makes everything that much better.   I never set out for my life to be set to a country soundtrack, but […]

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