Monthly Archives: February 2011

"Your colleagues are waiting for you."

“Your colleagues are waiting for you.” That was the first thing I heard this morning – a nice, Slavic voice telling me to wake up and get downstairs to the meeting.  The new job has begun.  I’m in Tbilisi, Georgia, … Continue reading

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Work-life balance, and a new job

Most of the people I know work too much.  The workweek is far more than 40 hours – more than 50, probably more like 60.  It’s not like we’re attorneys who are making well into six figures our first year … Continue reading

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Liberia on the flip side

Second installment.  Okay, I learned something new today.  If you’re not abjectly miserable in your hotel room, don’t ask for a better hotel room.  The one I had was funky, a bit dark, and the pillows were weird (as if … Continue reading

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D.C. vs. anywhere else

Back in Washington.  Now that I’m a blogger, I’m obviously required and trained to notice the differences between life on the road for work, and life at home.  Here are some contrasts: In DC: I go online, pay some bills, … Continue reading

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Monrovia, Liberia

I’ve been so bad about keeping in touch that I thought I’d start a blog.  Seven years now I’ve been running around the world with this very strange job, and I’ve been so busy I’ve never really kept track of … Continue reading

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