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Goodbye Louie :: May You Rest in Peace My Little Buddy

Goodbye Louie :: May You Rest in Peace My Little Buddy
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Louie, in Kansas City Seventeen years ago this week (Sept. 9, 1996), Louie, a beautiful red miniature pinscher puppy rode home on my lap. He was to become my first pet as an adult. Spirited and ornery, he also was faithful, tender and a loyal companion, through many life events,...

Sailing Into My 50th Birthday

Sailing Into My 50th Birthday
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With the flip of a calendar page, I sailed into 50 on Sept. 3! Coffee on the porch with my handsome husband and fur family helped ease into the morning. This was followed by an invigorating call from my sister, Janet, and a power workout setting the day on just the right...

Are You Setting an Effective Job Search Trap?

Are You Setting an Effective Job Search Trap?
By Robert P. Poindexter I am not aware of any scientific cases of spiders starving to death, which is quite amazing when you consider their main food sources possess abilities that most of them don’t — like, for instance, the ability to fly. Spiders are fast and some can even jump, but I’m...

Our Zip Lining Adventure: Living Life to the Limit

Our Zip Lining Adventure: Living Life to the Limit
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” Pope Paul VI My husband, Rob, set up a...

Sailing Rejuvenation :: Little Havana

Sailing Rejuvenation :: Little Havana
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Sailing into Sunday with a little fun … Headed to the islands with Little...

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?
123newyear (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Why is such an easy question so often hard to answer? Is it because we fear an obligation to ourselves and others by admitting it out loud?  Or, could it be that we simply don’t feel that we deserve what we want? Even more sinister is the possible negative...

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive
image: flickr_wanderinghome By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being...

How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work

How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work
image: Geoff LMV (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Do you work with fellow employees who make your skin crawl? Conversely, do some of your workmates have such brilliant personalities that you actually look forward to seeing them each day? Well, if you’re like most of us, many of your co-workers fall...

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game
Image by quirkybird (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Rest assured that no matter how much or how long I pray for patience, it never seems to come quickly enough to satisfy me. Waiting is an excruciatingly factual part of life here on planet earth, and few have mastered a technique that even comes close to...

The Good News Is It Ain’t All Bad News

The Good News Is It Ain’t All Bad News
via CupOfJoe (flickr) By Robert P. Poindexter Wow!!! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am worn smack-out!!!  What a year this has been so far, and with just a few days of it left, I must admit I am really looking forward to 2012. Two thousand eleven featured everything from droughts to wars...
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