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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:32pm

A beautiful Memorial holiday weekend has just passed and so have many of the graduation ceremonies across the country.   If you just received your diploma for your undergraduate or graduate degree, please accept my hearty congratulations! You’ll never regret having sacrificed and labored so hard to win it.  If you have kids who have just passed this milestone, take a moment to breath in the smell of parental success.  The worrying isn’t over, but we can let go a little because now, as adults, our kids get to practice doing real life.

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:08am

I was sitting in the stands last Friday night, at the Giants vs. Dodgers game when Buster Posey came up to bat in the 9thinning with the game tied 1-1.   It was a full count.   “What’s his name again?” I asked Ron, a recent transplant to California. “That’s Buster Posey”, he said. “Watch”. 

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:55pm

Last week I had an invitation from a colleague to go for coffee to discuss a couple of work topics.  Her text message said, “I found this new place and I really love it.  Let’s meet there”. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:11am

In the fall of 1994, I was working for an HMO, when I got a call from a former boss. After a few minutes of pleasant chitchat about kids and local events, the conversation sort of stalled. It was in that pause that Michelle* lowered her voice to just above a whisper, (which was strange because she was calling from her car), and said, "I just wanted to check in to see if you are happy in your job.  I'd like you to meet somebody.”

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:30am

Do you like country music?   I do.  I’m sure at some point on my drives down  Hwy 168  you could spot me doing an embarrassing imitation of Taylor Swift, singing “I knew you were trouble when you walked in,” or singing along to Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” or Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.”    I had never really listened to Carrie Underwood and have tickets to attend the March 5 concert at the Save Mart Center, so I decided to sample her music last Saturday.   I br