Archive for March, 2013

We’re coming up on a new phase in our lives as parents, here at the Johnson household. That we were on the edge of this new phase became apparent a few weeks ago. Cliff had the day off work but I didn’t, and Sam had school. Hoping to get a little Daddy-Daughter play date underway, more »

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Work travel feels pretty exotic…at first. Airline miles. Meals out. Hotel stays. Free cookies (depending upon the hotel, anyway). What’s not to like, right? Well, as everyone eventually learns, there are plenty of downsides too. Those airplanes are cramped, those meals out are hardly healthy and hotels only seem glamorous for a while (especially the more »

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I’d like to tell you the story of the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. At the time, this story was so traumatic that I quarantined it for publication for 12 months. It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve been able to recall it without getting a sick feeling in my stomach.  It started more »

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