Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

A January miscellany post

We are mostly back on the mend here. The toddler got the stomach bug this weekend while I was in California, and then my husband (who was the one taking care of the toddler) got it, but both are mostly better now. Of course, there turn out to be other illnesses beyond GI ones! I took the 5- and 2-year-old to their routine pediatrician appointment yesterday, and my d… read more »

How to write a book in a year (guest post)

(Laura's note: Got a book idea? Of course you do! So does everyone! Getting it written is a different matter. Today's guest post is about one blog reader's plan to finally get her book written by the end of 2017.) by Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba One of the items that has made it onto my New Year's Resolution list every year as long as I can remember is to write a novel. Not t… read more »

Napa nostalgia and secrets of people with all the time in the world

I am writing this from the Napa valley in California, where I came to do a time management workshop. One of the great parts of my job is that I get to travel to various lovely places where people do corporate retreats, but then since it's not my actual corporate retreat, I am "off" once I'm done. I seldom stay long, but it's like a lot of mini-vacations bedecking m… read more »

Yuck

I am writing this from my bed, where I have spent much of the past 16 hours. My daughter had thrown up Wednesday night, and sure enough, yesterday around 4:30 I started feeling pretty off. I went up to lie down for a bit, and then wow. I had a more brutal version of it than she did. Sometimes you have one episode and that solves the problem, but I was in the thick of it fro… read more »

What does tenure take?

I have long been fascinated by the academic concept of tenure. Like making partner in a law or consulting firm, getting this offer of a position for life (in essence) is a sign you have arrived. The problem is that it's not always 100% clear what it takes to leap through this hoop, and it is a hoop (if you don't make tenure, you can't really stay long-term. It's an up… read more »