In a world that rejects accountability and rules, this word is often associated with negativity. But if we own our purpose, obedience is a positive choice: using our will to choose to do the hard work ahead of us to pursue that purpose, that calling in a disciplined and accountable way. In my life I … Continue reading Life Lesson #27: Obedience
My Grandma Twila was a pioneer, and her lessons on the value of family, farms and education live on in all of us who knew and loved her… Continue reading Gleaned from the Harvest: Lessons from my Grandma Corn
…how we will know when we officially have what I have termed The Oldness. Like, when you think people are older than you, but they are actually younger than you. By a lot. Continue reading Crap, I have The Oldness
By Adrienne Corn (Disclaimer: Anything that you might find offensive in this post is not the advice of Adrienne. She is only writing the stuff that doesn’t offend you.) 1. Bring your own booze. I learned this from British friends who always travel with a “whatever level of boozery is acceptable”–large bottles to small … Continue reading How To Travel: MicroAdvice by Adrienne
It’s January 1, which means we are all inundated with the should, could, may, might, must possibly consider doing *new* this year. I’m all for an annual tabula rasa, but before I get all crazy with an Extreme Makeover 2015 Edition, which rubberbands us right past today and into the excitement of our future this … Continue reading Notes for New Year’s Days
I work in the field traditionally known as HR. I call it HT, for human talent, as I’m pretty sure that we have moved away from an era of considering people as resources–the same word we might use to describe the copier or computer. In HT, we often discuss people’s experiences in relation to employment: What … Continue reading What’s the YOU experience?
I think we have a scary epidemic on our hands. It seems that youth isn’t the only thing we are culturally obsessed with. And while the youth focus has bled it’s way into the medical field (hello Botox) and the office (hire the young guy! The kids understand the new technology!), I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading Less Drama. More Substance.
No one will meet with me today after I let them know that I have strep. You can’t tell I have it because I’m asymptomatic. I’m a “carrier”, which means that while I have the illness, I don’t experience the nasty effects–but am still contagious and can give the illness to others. I like to … Continue reading The Consequences of Transparency (or Ruminations While Sick)
“America is in decline.” This is the idea lodged in my brain, condensed down from the mosaic of sources over the past few years. From political science research to talk radio to online news, the focus on how developing countries are eating our (American) lunch in terms of economic and political importance left me worried … Continue reading America: Decline or Fine? (Part 1 of 3)
Let’s start with Germs Here we are in the midst of a full blown flu season. And cold season. And how many people do you know have bronchitis or pneumonia? It’s ugly out there. Still, even in the midst of news stories about this diseased and sometimes deadly season, people seem to be in denial about … Continue reading Germs and Other Invisible Stuff that’s Real: A Few Thoughts