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My DIY Life

Given that I’ve written about residential design and construction for the past 11 years, you would have reason to think I might also have some ability in this area. You would be wrong. I have a great deal of knowledge and I can tell good work from bad, but tools and I do not have […]

Remember to Breathe

Wednesday’s adventure was a jaunt to the fancy-pants new local gym (free guest passes in the mail to drive membership, y’all) to test drive a pilates mat class. Once again, I discovered new forms of pain. Luckily, the instructor reminded us to breathe. Breathing, generally speaking, is the first order of business in this life. […]

The Risk Muscle

Al Gustafson, founder of the Career Transitions Center of Chicago, gave a talk at the center this May about transitions and change. The idea that has stayed with me is that of the risk muscle–and that it, like any muscle, atrophies if unused. (I believe Roger Von Oech deserves credit for the phrasing.) It occurred […]