What a wonderful piece. Thank you for sharing this. "Aim for progress not perfection." A great tag line. I really enjoyed reading this.
"After a while, she told me her biggest fear as a grieving sister. She was afraid her brother would be forgotten. She did not want people to live their lives as he didn’t exist because he was alive in every single thing she did or said. He is part of her story, and she wanted everyone to remember that. And that is all she desired that night, to talk about him and share loving stories."
I understand how your friend felt. For I too, didn't want my son to be forgotten. It's been 14 years since his death for me…
I don't it to be true, but it's said black widow spiders are know to play with their mates before the fatal sting. Your friend may be penniless but based on what you wrote about previous lovers she had he's alive.
Really enjoyed this story.
Sounds like your friend left on his own terms for a job with better benefits. It’s better to go on terms he negotiated and not have been forced out due to a layoff. Easier to get a job when you already have one.
However, you’re correct when you point out the rug can be pulled out from under you at a moment’s notice if management feels the need to reduce costs by reducing headcount.
Layoffs are always about reducing overhead – salaries, which increase their bottom line. If they could automate your job functions, they would, for the simple reason, employees are just damn expensive.
I know you’re happy for your friend, the question I have, is when you will be following suit?
I believe what we see in the likes of MTG and others like her is what the founders viewed what would be the make-up of the House. Hot headed boisterous individuals constantly clamoring for all sorts of impossibilities.
She has the support of 74% of her district is telling. Those individuals who voted for didn't vote for her to legislate for them, but to be as disruptive as she could. She wasn't sent there to help in getting help from the Federal government, but to be a disruptive force. Which on its face in nonsensical, as it prevents any meaningful legislation from being accomplished impacting the well being of the country, because House has to spend time dealing with nut cases like her.
Thank you for writing this article. I’m appreciate you took the time to share this with us.
As a Black man, I have been in your situation, and frankly, haven’t always handled them as diplomatically as I could have. Being a male allows you to act stupid at times.
It’s incredible how a cadre of mediocre white men can express a level of confidence that covers up their total incompetence. The fact you were in Dubi teaching a course on EQ to a bunch of white men tells me they were there taking it because they a) they screwed something…
Banchiwosen Woldeyesus: Blogger from Ethiopia
Alpha & Omega
For fourteen years I debated with myself if I should share this at all. Two pieces of paper. Written on one was April 10, 1979, the date our son came into the world. Alpha, the start of his life.
Written on the other September 22, 2007, the date of the automobile accident. Omega, the date he was taken from us and his family.
Two pieces of paper, one of joy the other of despair.
Not knowing what to do with these feelings. Keeping them to myself and never sharing them with anyone. Determined to say nothing, resolving…
“Senators swear an oath to support and defend the constitution” — Ron Wyden
Well, Trump** manages to skate again, thanks to hapless Republicans who have given up on the Constitution. A vote of 57 to 43 was ten short of a 2/3rd majority required for conviction.
As senator Ron Wyden put it: Senators swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Instead, those 43 senators committed themselves to authoritarianism, not the Constitution.
On January 6th, 2021, the nation watched Trump’s** out of control mob swarmed the Capitol scream stop the steal, the Big Lie. Those senators were victims of…
On the 19th of October, I cast my vote for this year’s presidential race. I opted to vote early in person. There were no long lines, and everyone was following COVID-19 protocols. Polling volunteers outnumber those who showed up to vote. When the volunteer behind the desk said, “welcome, young man,” I turned around to see who was behind only to realize he meant me. The entire process took less than ten minutes. Less than ten minutes to cast my vote for the next President of the United States. And, hopefully, end this horrific nightmare our country is undergoing.
I am a son, husband, father, and grandfather. I write for them. When not doing that, I’m a Management Consultant and Executive Coach.