Middle Age · personal development

Why I’m Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

I recently sat on a conference call for the planning of my 20th high school year reunion. When you are pushing 40, it appears someone inevitably has a conference line and access code handy so this is how you do things. (I was kind of hoping we could all connect through three-way calling, but oh… Continue reading Why I’m Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

Guest Posts · Higher Education · personal development · Weekend Reads and Listens

Weekend Reads and Listens: Conference Edition

Greetings from Chicago! I’m attending a work conference in this vibrant city that I was lucky to call home for four years during college (yes, my university was in a suburb, but still claiming it). Man, do I love a good conference. It includes so many things I value and appreciate: professional development, idea exchanges,… Continue reading Weekend Reads and Listens: Conference Edition

Career Development · personal development

Toasting Our Strengths

When someone tells me they enjoy interpreting economic theory, running statistical models or watching television in real-time, I have one thought: “Someone actually likes these things?” I imagine some people feel similar when I say I love writing or, even more so, enjoy public speaking. Some people clamor for an audience, while others downright fear… Continue reading Toasting Our Strengths