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Thoughts on Poetry, Books, and Life

Poetry Friday and Scientists Geeking Out

It’s Poetry Friday! The gorgeous and talented Robyn is hosting this week at Life on the Deckle Edge. On Wednesday, I fell prey to the social media lure: “Research vessel has ‘extremely rare’ encounter off Louisiana coast.” I’ll confess. I was hoping for a giant squid like my Odyssey. But what a group of scientists […]

Primal Leadership by Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, copyright 2013

cover image via Amazon

Everyone knows smiles and yawns are contagious, but the authors of Primal Leadership contend emotions are, too; therefore, effective leaders are those who manage their own emotions — and the emotions of those they lead — in positive ways. Reflect on your personal experiences in the work place. Could your boss’s bad mood bring down […]

Poetry Friday and a Morro Bay tanka

Seagulls at Sunset copyright by Henning Umland via

Hurray, it’s Poetry Friday!  Catherine at Reading to the Core is hosting today — thanks, Catherine! On Thursday I was feeling a wee bit homesick for California, so I decided to accept the Ditty of the Month Club challenge and mentally travel to Morro Bay.   At the water’s edge gulls screech at my invasion, […]