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December: Seasons Make the World Go Round

December: Seasons Make the World Go Round

During December, we’re going to be running posts on the theme seasons make the world go round. Different seasons suit different activities. It’s winter for us, which means it’s a good time to stop, take stock, recharge and rest in preparation for new growth in the spring. We (that’s Thursday and Ali) will be writing posts, and as usual, we hope...

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name…

You know how the song goes: “Sometimes you want to go / Where everybody knows your name, / and they’re always glad you came.” We all feel a little more comfortable when we’re in a familiar situation. Television, in its own special way, has become an incredibly familiar place for most of us. Personally, I can tell you more about the family...

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Why I’m Excited to be Back at Work

Why I’m Excited to be Back at Work

Three years ago, I hated dragging myself into my day job after a vacation. I’d had a taste of what I loved – time to write, sleep in, eat leisurely meals, enjoy time with family – and suddenly I was straight back into the working world. Ever accidentally hopped in the shower when it was running cold? For lots of folks, heading back to work after a...

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When the World is Against You … Give In

When the World is Against You … Give In

Life doesn’t always go smoothly. You might have tons of energy for tackling your work and having a great productive month, but the world has suddenly conspired against you. Perhaps: You get ill, or injury yourself. Your child or spouse or sibling is ill and needs you. You’re moving house. Travel plans are derailed by an ash cloud. Financial problems...

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When’s the Right Time to Stop Working?

When’s the Right Time to Stop Working?

Today is, at least in the U.S, a holiday. Personally, I’m theoretically on vacation this weekend — visiting family and attending a cousin’s graduation. I managed to smuggle along my laptop, though, and every couple of hours I’ve pulled it out and done a little bit of work. Just for the record, this isn’t a question of being rude —...

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