You know Willa, our Golden Retriever, or if you read the "Monday Morning Motivators" even occasionally, you feel like you do. She's fabulous. A real lover. Totally irresistible, exuberant and completely wonderful. Yes, she jumps up on people to kiss their faces; yes, she sometimes picks…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 31, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments
YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING!
You really don’t. You - we - might think we do, might want to act like we do, might knock ourselves out to prove it...but it’s just not necessary. You’ve got better things to do than to be everybody’s go-to person on every subject all the time. (“Better things” might include being the one whom other people can count on to be the expert or best-in-class person at one thing... But more of that in a…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 25, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
THE MESS INSIDE...
Remember Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins in “My Fair Lady”? His delightful, tongue in cheek rendition of the song, “Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?!” popped into my head the other day. (Probably because of the barrage of controversial commentary about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In.. Actually, I’m trying to decide if she would - or wouldn’t - like that song..) One of my favorite lines near the end is, “Straightening up…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 18, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
A WINK, A NOD, A SMILE...
“Blanke!!!”The voice was deep and shrill at the same time. I jerked my head up from my note taking. “What do you think you’re doing???!!” I was terror stricken. The yelling was coming from my biology 101 professor.... in front of a class of about fifty. “You’re not listening,Blanke, are…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 10, 2013 at 9:48pm — No Comments
WHEN THE GIG IS UP...
Whether you’re an actor, a politician, a CEO, a television news anchor, a fireman, a teacher, a stand-up comic or an exotic dancer, there comes a time when the gig is up. Your contract expires, they bring in new “talent,” the play closes or you just decide enough is enough. It happens to just about all of us. Then the question is, “Now what? I mean, who am I if I’m no longer________?"
Take Peggy, for instance. She…Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on March 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments