Heroes Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Ages

One of my FB friends, Candy, recently wrote that she raised her heroes. Even though I don’t have kids, I get where she’s coming from. Having worked at SDSU for the past 15 years, the best part of my job, by far, was in meeting young students who overcame hardships, adversity and plain bad luck to rise to the top. My job has allowed me … Continue reading Heroes Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Ages

Work to Live or Live to Work

Recently there was some backlash against two high-profile women executives: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo. Being very successful women in roles of leadership, they are encouraging all women to push forward and work their butts off to be successful, as they have done. As someone who has been working since I was 17, and someone who has always taken … Continue reading Work to Live or Live to Work

Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’

That’s my favorite line in “The Shawshank Redemption.” All of us start the road to death from the day we are born. If you’re lucky, you get 80 years to figure things out. But that’s not guaranteed for any of us. During the past four or five years, we’ve had a lot of death. Most recently it was my 95-year-old uncle, but previous deaths ranged … Continue reading Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’