January 30, 2017

Working Around a Holiday Cluster

Marybeth Norcross

I love vacation time. I love having time off to rest, putter around, or just have fun. I always make sure I have wrapped up my projects so I can relax and not think about work. I like holidays too. They are a gift of free time, spread out throughout the school year, that I…


January 23, 2017

Mastery: Telling the Story

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Part of mastery is telling the story. The author of this quote worked for many years in the neonatal unit of a major hospital in the Chicago area.  As she observed, many families lovingly recite the details of the births of their children.  There almost gets to be a ritualized procedure in the retelling of…


January 16, 2017

Embrace Nerding Out

Marybeth Norcross

Nerding Out When you know a lot of information about something unusual, usually nerdy, and express it with great enthusiasm. Urban Dictionary I have a life-long habit of nerding out. Over the years the subjects have ranged from the films of Clark Gable, to the Plantagenet kings and queens of England, to women’s clothing in…


January 3, 2017

Traditions from Babylon: Resolutions for Success

Marybeth Norcross

Are you part of the nearly 45 percent of Americans who say they make New Year’s Resolutions? The tradition dates back to the ancient Babylonians who made promises to the gods in an effort to gain their favor.  While we’ve been keeping the tradition ever since, today our resolutions focus on self-improvement.   Reflection to…