Seventeen years ago, I wrote a novel about a Conflict Manager. For the past sixteen years, I’ve been editing it. My interest is in Conflict Managers’ thought processes as we … Continue reading Does conflict competence make a good story?
If I listen to the voices that tell me I can’t, or it’ll never happen, I ensure that I don’t and it won’t. If I try anyway, there’s at least … Continue reading Will practice make up for lack of talent?
What is it about regret? Regret has quite the reputation. Dictionaries shove regret in with remorse, apology and disappointment. For years I accepted this connotation and have been regret avoidant, determined to live without … Continue reading Does regret deserve another chance?
Hallelujah. I graduated from the Breast Cancer doctor. Hugs, dancing in reception and NO next appointment. Bring on the morass of disability insurance forms. Do I regret my failed attempt to return to work? … Continue reading Passing the Regret Test
I wrote in an email: “Do you know how funny cancer and being 4 to 9 months from death can be? If you frame it right, it’s hilarious.” I hit … Continue reading Laughter – best medicine or defense mechanism?