Karan

Hopper Office in a Small City
Office in a Small City,   Edward Hopper    Oil on Canvas, 1953

On days I feel especially sorry for myself, I think of Karan. Continue reading “Karan”

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“It’s Simple.” This Is Why I’m Not the CEO (Or Someone Thereabouts)

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Early in my short-lived career as an Executive Assistant (which is to say, about two weeks into a year), I was routinely flabbergasted by how clear my boss had everything in his head.

“Well, he’s the CEO,” my dad would say, “You think he got there by being confused all the time?”  Continue reading ““It’s Simple.” This Is Why I’m Not the CEO (Or Someone Thereabouts)”

Tuesday

A few nights ago a friend from home called to catch up. She’d just come back from a three week trip in Southeast Asia and was met with news of not one but two engagements of her closest friends. In a week she would travel again to Canada to cheer her husband on in his Ironman, and after that, enjoy the three weeks left of summer vacation, courtesy of her Master’s program, to which, summer plans all said and done, she was looking forward to returning.  Continue reading “Tuesday”

A Conversation With Hemingway*

Edward Hopper New York Office painting
Edward Hopper “New York Office”

A few weeks ago a coworker and I headed back to the office together after an offsite meeting.

His name was Hemingway*, after the writer he said, but his livelihood was in film. The short, thirty second variety – TV Commercials – TVCs or “spots,” as the industry has designated. He was an accomplished but not quite famous freelance director.  Continue reading “A Conversation With Hemingway*”

New Business

Edward Hopper "Office in a Small City"
Working Title/Artist: Edward Hopper: Office in a Small City Department: Modern Art Culture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: photography by mma 1979/89, transparency #11ad scanned and retouched by film and media (jn) 5_16_07

“I like my job.”

Really? You do? Betty….is that you?

I’m surprised too. A month an a half in, I’ve grown somewhat more comfortable with those words.

I like my job.  Continue reading “New Business”