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last glimpse of summer


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last glimpse of summer

I realize that summertime is on its way out. Officially, it’s gone. And for the most part, I’ve bid it happily goodbye—I’m getting pretty jazzed about squash and apples, and I just bought a new sweater. Yet we’re blessed (and perhaps, we Midwesterners who long for crisp winds and brilliantly hued leaves might also say, cursed) […]

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Two weeks ago, I returned from a trip back to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where we lived before coming out to the Bay Area. We went for a wedding but used the excursion to do more than just cheer on the two lovebirds that sunny Saturday afternoon—we saw family, friends, our favorite old haunts. I came […]

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the winding path


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the winding path

I’ve not yet read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (though I assure you it’s on my list!), but I’ve heard secondhand one of the author’s suggestions: to visualize our careers as jungle gyms rather than ladders. A ladder is the old analogy, of course, with one way up and not much to look at save the […]

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