Month: February 2006

An Ode to Octavia Butler 1947-2006

I love books. I especially love to own all of the written words of my favorite authors. One such author is/was Octavia Butler whose life was cut short at the age of 58 after slipping and falling on the walkway

Posted in Books, Fictional Heroes

A surprise in my in-box

Back in August, I posted about how the founders of the biotech start-up company I’ve used for many of my school projects voted to make me a full partner. This turned out to be easier said than done. One difficulty

Posted in Education, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development, Research & Science

What Kind of Soul are You?

I love these silly quizzes. You Are a Seeker Soul You are on a quest for knowledge and life challenges.You love to be curious and ask a ton of questions.Since you know so much, you make for an interesting conversationalist.Mentally

Posted in Miscellaneous

Pondering Purpose

One goal of this week’s class exercise was to articulate our purpose, both in our lives and in our careers. The class discussion was supplemented by readings in “Guts!” and “Good to Great”. The focus in Guts was to identify

Posted in Education, Personal Development

Values, Purpose, Vision

As part of my school project to develop a 5 year plan, we are working through our personal values, purpose and vision as a way to lead up to developing a 5 year professional plan that fits who we are.

Posted in Education, Personal Development

Valentine’s Day

I found this quiz on a few other blogs (amyella, Kyra, & Irene) that I read so decided to take it. Notice how nice and sweet these other fine ladies are. Lucky for me, my hubby likes (or at least

Posted in Miscellaneous

Idealism Crushed

I understand intellectually that there is little fairness in the world. However, it appears that I have been clinging to the pale hope that at least within the ivory halls of academia some remnant of a meritocracy remained. Today that

Posted in Personal Development

Where do I want to be in 5 years?

One of the projects in my visionary leadership class is to create a 5 year Personal Development Plan. I’m really stumped here. I tried to see whether it would be possible to wriggle out of committing to a destination by

Posted in Education, Personal Development