In Digital Lifestyles, Parenting & Family on June 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Set aside the emailed resumes and meticulously coached interview discussions. For job seekers today, successfully snagging a job is all about having passion. Companies want applicants who demonstrate a singular passion. Today’s top talent comes from the pool of bright young people with not only the education and talent to get the job done, but also a determined focus and self-professed passion that drives them relentlessly.
Does every graduate need a passion? Is there no room for a well-rounded, open-minded generalist? What about students seeking positions that don’t seem linked with a particular lifelong ambition, aspirational career goal, or quantifiable mission?
Explore answers from the experts in my article for the 21st Century Fluency Project.
In Editorial, Health & Wellness, Parenting & Family on November 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm
There’s really no way to tell someone that there are creatures crawling through and laying eggs in their child’s luxuriant head of hair. “Head lice” is a bombshell guaranteed to send parents spiraling into four-alarm panic.
The real problem is that while everyone seems to have horror stories to share, nobody seems to agree on a concrete solution. Should you attack the situation with every nit pesticide the drugstore can offer? Rush to the pediatrician? Smother the infestation with olive oil, Vaseline, mayonnaise?
The cure for head lice turns out to be a simpler, age-old solution. Read my story at DallasChild magazine to learn the secret.
In Editorial on October 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Looking for fresh reading material? I heartily recommend a book I edited this summer, “An Untold Want” by Sara Stark. “An Untold Want” follows three women’s search for self-worth in a small Georgia town under the fog of long-held superstitions and small-town gossip. Stark’s first major work of literary fiction, the novel was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association 2012 Mainstream Fiction contest.
As if being born into a family of witches in a small Georgia town isn’t enough to brand her a social pariah, Maggie MacAllister came home from college with a Ph.D., baby Liz, and no husband. In the fifteen years since, she has allowed the Jacob’s Creek campaign of whispers to mold her life into a wretched existence.
Even though Maggie sees herself as rational, even scientific, she still attempts to impose logic on a situation of legendary proportions, the MacAllister family curse. But try as she might, a stroll through the family cemetery is proof enough that any man who loves a MacAllister woman dies in the prime of his life. Maggie commits to being single, but when her sixteen-year-old daughter Liz nearly dies from a self-administered abortion, Maggie is thrown together with JD Seaborne, an attractive, younger man with psychological ghosts of his own.