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Do you like change? Unexpected change? It all happened this month!

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I truly cannot recall a time when my desk has been messier. Then again, I am constantly multitasking on behalf of my clients and with the return of in-person events, I am working simultaneously on numerous papers and presentations that just have to be completed before a publication or event takes place. On the other hand, I haven’t been a religious follower of the clean-desk principle. Wasn’t it International Telephone and Telegraph Corp CEO, Harold Geneen, who many years ago put down the clean-desk, super-organized manager with the criticism, "If your desk isn't cluttered, you probably aren't doing your job." It is also best left to the coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, who ends his post-game press conferences with something like “he just did his job!” Before you entertain any thoughts that perhaps you are hearing a complaint from me then nothing could be further from the truth as yes, I love my job and I love the people I work with. For someone

Tis the season for … Roadtrips, 2022!

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It’s back! Yes, winters hold on us has truly lessened and trees are blooming, flowers blossoming and more to the point, we hear the siren call of the highways once again. Ignoring our last outing that saw us battling snow, after a couple of local trips up and down our favorite canyons, we can safely say that we will be spending time looking over maps and familiarizing ourselves with routes we truly like to revisit. West coast? East Coast? Canada? It doesn’t really matter at this time of year so long as it is an opportunity to take in that vast vista that is America. It was while perusing our local furniture store that I passed this picture and I just couldn’t help myself. I had to snap off a quick photo.  It just seemed so appropriate. Maybe not the VW van, although there was the one time my father drove home in one and proceeded to take us for a trip between our home in Lindfield, Australia, back up to his workplace in Hornsby, another part of Sydney, Australia. Sitting in the front s