Category Archives: Education

Grammar for Non-New Yorkers

Dictionary. Thesaurus, Style GuidesOn this National Grammar Day, let’s reflect on how those of us from New York City use language to define our geographical lineage.

Probably the most popular New York-ism is how we queue up: The English-speaking world stands in line, except us. We wait on line. Continue reading Grammar for Non-New Yorkers

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Ten Tips For Middle-Age Job Hunting

Microsoft Do Great sign in Downtown LA - BlogHer 16My life changed the day I lost my job last year, but not in the way I anticipated.

Although I miss the cash and that feeling of usefulness and being with my coworker friends, I recall the long days and the dismissive behavior of some management. What should have been exciting work became daily headaches and nausea. There was no time to learn new skills or look for another job.

That changed this year. I changed this year. Here’s what I know: Continue reading Ten Tips For Middle-Age Job Hunting

New Horizons: Things Are Looking Up

12-12-16 Sixth Avenue NYC facing north

Midlife is a strange and exciting time to be job-eliminated.

I had a lifetime of caring for other people (I am the oldest of five so the responsibilities started early.) I can now sensibly think of shifting gears and earning a living at work that I love. But what? Continue reading New Horizons: Things Are Looking Up