MBA at 40?!?

Well, not actually 40 but knocking on that door with increasing intensity.  It is true though.  I am going to start my MBA program at the University of Oregon in ONE week at 39.  You know that song, Once in a Lifetime?  And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack.  And you mayContinue reading “MBA at 40?!?”

First Anniversary, out of the classroom and into real estate.

As I look back on my first year away from school, I am contemplative.  Reflection makes a great teacher and some habits do not go away no matter what you do.  I have a teacher streak in me that does not disappear in my new profession.  I have handouts for my clients that I useContinue reading “First Anniversary, out of the classroom and into real estate.”

We drove to Standing Rock, North Dakota for Thanksgiving.

After an overwhelmingly successful donation drive, we had two vehicles filled to capacity, a U-Haul trailer and four drivers on the road to deliver.  I had never driven beyond the middle of Montana and oh my, North Dakota is far from Eugene, Oregon. The items we were delivering to the water protectors varied.  We hadContinue reading “We drove to Standing Rock, North Dakota for Thanksgiving.”

I am not native, I am an invasive. And my heart hurts.

Empathy.  The difference between humans and worms. Before we decided to drive to Standing Rock, North Dakota, I was incensed about the North Dakota Pipeline.  Big business, private interests stealing from the people with permission from the US government.  Water contamination an obvious outcome of this pipeline.  904 oil spills in North Dakota this year.Continue reading “I am not native, I am an invasive. And my heart hurts.”

Some people won’t ever be happy.

It’s true and I know you have met them, maybe you are one of them.  It could be temperament, you’re just born inexcusably unable to be pleased.  Or maybe you’re conditioned through the factors of sheer existence.  Life has worn all your joy away.   Some people just want to wear a frown and peeContinue reading “Some people won’t ever be happy.”